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.READ MORE: 3 Children Injured In NW Miami-Dade Crash
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.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Residents Gather To Protest Closure Of Matheson Hammock Park's West Entrance
Among the boats were a parrot figurehead vessel, a banana-shaped gondola, and a vessel that looked like a giant wine bottle.MORE NEWS: RNC Donors Gather To Hear Trump, Others In Palm Beach, The GOP's 'New Political Power Center'
Prizes were given away for fastest boat, creative design, paint job, and the “sinker” award given to the least seaworthy vessel in the field.