Cardboard boats are a sailing success at Spinnakers’ Landing

Published on July 16, 2017

Alex Kessaram, from Halifax, (front of boat) and Vicky Martins, from Montreal, battled to the finish line as their cardboard oars took on water making it difficult to paddle their boat called, “Go Navy.” The duo came from the HMCS ship that was docked in Summerside.

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One way to keep cool on Saturday afternoon was under the fountain spray at Spinnakers’ Landing.

An enthusiastic crowd gathered to watch if the 11 cardboard boats would race or sink.

Participants included local businesses, organizations, and individuals. They came to challenge their competitive side and enjoy the sense of community spirit.

In a battle to the finish line, race competitors attempted to bump off and capsize their opponents while an amused crowd cheered them on. The fun-filled event had teams compete in a series of elimination races.

The Cardboard Boat races was held from 4 to 8 p.m.