Bob Camp and Ruth Wallman from the Duct Tape Derby appeared on the Channel 3 Morning News to talk about the upcoming event.
The 7th Annual Duct Tape Derby returns to North Hero Village on Saturday, August 11. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Community Hall. The first race begins at 10 a.m.
Proceeds will be donated to the North Hero Historical Society to further the restoration of this historic meeting hall. The registration fee is $25.00 per vessel.
Pre-registration is available at the Hero's Welcome Lake Store, on the back lot of the store property.
A new (trial) rule for 2012:
To help all rowers gain speed and control (especially young rowers), any entrant may choose to use double-bladed kayak style paddles, or home-made versions with oars on both ends. While supplies last, adult double-bladed paddles will be available, free of charge during the race. Single paddles are also welcome.
Event parking can be found next to the Community Hall, behind Hero's Welcome, and in the upper and lower Court House lots.
Boats can be made in any style or length, but materials must be strictly limited to cardboard and duct tape. No independent flotation, metal or re-enforcing…or anything may be added. Oars can be made of any material, but cannot be attached to the boats. All rowers must be wearing Coast Guard approved life vests. Rowers must be at least 8 years of age. All boats must be taken home after the race.
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