3rd Annual Pirates of Camas Cove Regatta! This is not just a race, but a flotilla of FUN for the entire family!
What: Build your own boat and race around the course off the dock at Camas Cove Cellars
When: September 2nd, 2018, race starts between 3pm and 3:30
Theme: Pirates of Camas Cove
• Best design of Pirate vessel from bow to stern
• Most courageous crew
• The Jolly Roger award for extreme plundering
• Funniest Scallywags in the Cove
• Fastest ship in the fleet
• Titanic – Most unseaworthy vessel in the fleet
Rules for boats, Captains and Crew members:
1. The first rule is to be safe and have fun!
2. The race is free to enter.
3. The watercraft must be propelled by human power. This may include oars or pedals, but no motors. Crew members must power their boat from inside or on top of the craft, no pushing or pulling. Swimming is not acceptable propulsion, unless of course your boat is a sinker:)
4. Your choices of boat design are as wide as your imagination. Flotation devices may be used to construct your watercraft. For instance, old surfboard or boogie boards can be used as the base of your homemade boat. Soda bottles, milk cartons, cardboard, duct tape or anything repurposed is encouraged! Please no toxic materials, let’s keep our lake clean!
5. U.S. Coast Guard approved “personal flotation devices” (PFD’s, life jackets or vests) must be worn at all times during the race. The life jackets must be in good condition and be of the proper size. No safety equipment will be provided by the race organizers.
6. All Captains must be at least 13 years of age. All entrants participating in this regatta must sign a liability waiver. Signed waivers must accompany completed entry forms. Last minute crew changes are permitted upon receipt of signed liability waiver. Participants under 18 must have a signed release from a parent or guardian.
7. All entrants assume responsibility for any calamity caused by their entry.
8. ALCOHOL IS NOT TO BE CONSUMED BEFORE OR DURING THE RACE.
9. Boat captains are responsible for the proper salvage and disposal of you craft remains after the race. All vessels shall be removed after the event is finished.
10. The race will occur rain or shine! Cancellation will only occur due to severe or dangerous weather conditions. A severe weather date will be set in the event of unsuitable weather and communicated to the team captains as soon as the information is available.
11. All vessels and entries will be inspected to assure design; costumes, etc. are in “good taste” and that the design or identification does not violate family standards. This is a family event so let’s keep it PG-13
12. The race organizers reserve the right to amend these rules at any time and will notify you of any changes.
Date/Time/of Race, Boat Drop-off and Launch site:
1. Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 – Labor Day Weekend
2. Boats may be dropped off the Saturday before the race, (Sept. 1st) between 1pm-5pm, special requests for moorage will be worked out as needed.
3. Boats will be secured to the CCC dock and walkway or placed on the lawn for last minute adjustments.
4. Launch site will be at CCC dock by regatta course on Moses Lake.
5. Race start will be Sunday, September 2nd between 3pm and 3:30. Separate heats as needed or per type of vessel.
• To be determined Mateys!
• Gourmet Hot Dogs by Sue’s Dog House! Veggie and Gluten free options available upon request…YUM!
• Picnic style on the grass, bring your own grub
• Munchies available in winery for purchase
BUILD YOUR OWN BOAT AND SET IT AFLOAT!