KEY WEST (CBSMiami.com) – Seaworthiness was not the primary goal of Key West’s Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta Sunday. It was all about fun as nearly 40 teams tried to make plywood-and-duct tape “boats” afloat.

The boats were built out of a four-by-eight foot sheet of plywood, 2 eight-foot two-by-fours, a roll of duct tape, a pound of fasteners and epoxy paint.

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The course becomes “sink or swim” for most of those who decided to test their boat building skills and pilot their vessel in the competition.

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Among the boats were a parrot figurehead vessel, a banana-shaped gondola, and a vessel that looked like a giant wine bottle.

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Prizes were given away for fastest boat, creative design, paint job, and the “sinker” award given to the least seaworthy vessel in the field.