You don't think of corrugated cardboard as prime boatmaking material. But every year, the amateur boat builders at River Legacy's Cardboard Boat Regatta make cardboard boats that float -- with a crew of people on board.
At this weekend's competition, the boats will be tested on rough waters in the Hurricane Harbor wave pool. If you haven't already built your boat and registered to compete, you can watch -- or you can sign up to build a two-person boat on site Saturday in just a couple of hours. Kids ages 4-12 can join the Mini-Boat Regatta for $5, racing small pinewood sailboats by blowing on the sails. And plenty of other activities are scheduled -- tug of war competitions, volleyball, face-painting and more. Admission gets you in to see the races and enjoy Hurricane Harbor's Tornado ride and the Hook's Lagoon play area. See the website for more details and a complete schedule.