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The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum to Hold Kardboard Kayak Race

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum’s Kardboard Kayak Race gets seaworthy.

The annual Santa Barbara Maritime Museum event will take to the water on Saturday, July 13 for the Kardboard Kayak Race at  West Beach across from Sambo’s Restaurant.

The Kardboard Kayak Race is where teams participate in a battle of wits, design capabilities, and courage! Teams of up to 4 will receive 2 sheets of cardboard, 1 roll of tape, a marker, a utility knife, a yardstick, and one hour to construct a functioning kayak. Then they will be ready to race other teams in their heat, finding out whose design can hold up to the pressure of paddling out to a buoy and back.

The Kayak Race is divided into separate heats, with prizes awarded to participants in the Family Fun heat (geared toward family groups where kayak paddlers must be 14 years old or younger) and the Paddling Pros heat (geared toward adult and/or “skilled” competitors). Speed will be the true test!

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum in collaboration with Semana Nautica and sponsored by Union Bank, will host the annual SBMM Kardboard Kayak Race. The race will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is at 12 p.m. The cost is $25 for SBMM members and $30 for non-members.

For more information, call (805) 962-8404 x115.

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