By: Sharon Aron Baron
The Annual Plywood Regatta held their two-day boat building event that introduces local youth to the craft of boat building and the excitement of recreational boating. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s “Save What’s Left” Club worked together building and designing two boats winning first place for most creative, and third place for fastest in their heat. Photos from the Sun Sentinel Here.
A maximum of forty teams of middle school, high school and marine technical school students spent the weekend building sea-worthy vessels using simple hand-tools and only the supplied materials of plywood, 3M 5200 fast cure caulk and zip ties.
Once the boats were complete, students painted and decorated them. On Sunday, they competed in a fun-filled and friendly rivalry when the finished boats lined up and raced in a series of heats to determine an event champion.
All Plywood Regatta proceeds benefit South Florida’s marine industry education programs and the Plywood Regatta Scholarship Fund. The aim of these programs is to encourage marine education and develop students’ interest in the marine industry.
The sponsors of the Save What’s Left Club are Ms. Orilio and Mrs. Pearce.
Here is a list of all the winners: