Love to be on the water? Feeling creative? Want to help support a local organization? Then consider joining the first-ever cardboard boat regatta at Lake Anne Plaza in August! This fun competition will see teams competing on the lake to see who can stay afloat — literally! — in what is expected to be an annual event.
Cardboard boat regattas are just that — races with boats made out of cardboard and little else. They are fun to participate in or just to watch, as the annual Springfield Days Cardboard Boat Regatta has shown.
In the Lake Anne competition, to take place Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 2 pm to 6 pm, teams of all ages can construct and decorate their own life-size cardboard boat for the competition. The teams will race in timed heats, rowing out to a out to a designated buoy and back to the docks at Lake Anne Plaza. There will be awards in various categories, and the entry fees ($100 for adults and families and $40 for students age 10-18) will benefit the Reston Historic Trust & Reston Museum at Lake Anne Plaza. For more information or to register a team, visit the Reston Museum site.
— Patricia Hall, Fairfax Family Fun