When Brett saw a sign for the Schuylerville Cardboard Boat Races, we were totally in. Schuylerville (pronounced Skler-ville) is about 30 minutes north of us. The event is part of the annual Canal Splash, which celebrate the state's canal systems. The races take place on the bank of the Champlain Canal on the Hudson River. A rain delay pushed the event back from Saturday to Sunday.
This year folks had to build their boats around the "Birds of a Feather" theme. Pretty creative stuff made out of cardboard and duct tape, huh??
Not sure what Mello Yello has to do with birds, but we liked their boat.
While we were there, we got to see the kid's compete. There were plenty of moms and dads on hand to help launch their kids.
Thankfully, there were lifeboats standing by to help those going down faster than the Titanic.
This guy wasn't sure exactly what to think...
After all, this boat had feathers.