Registration will open March 1st, 2024 and will close on July 13th, 2024.
RACE ENTRY COST & WHAT YOUR RACE ENTRY INCLUDES
-$40.00 for the boat captain
-$10 for each additional person on the boat
-$50.00 for a Kwikie Kit- you pick up supplies on race day and make a quick boat
EVERYONE ON TEAM GETS
- Cardboard Regatta swag to first 200 racers to sign up
- Pirate stickers/ pirate swag
- Boat building supplies. Pick these up starting May 11th at the Main Beach garage. 9 am to 3 pm
- Boat building directional class hosted at Main Beach on June 11th, 9 am to 1 pm
- Boat building directions
All profits go towards building a Crystal Lake community Ball Hockey rink.
Inspired by a desire to help "at risk" children.
Ahoy mates! Register you & and your crew today!
*no race day registration except for Kwiki boats
*you can order a Kwiki boat in advance
BEGIN BUILDING YOUR BOAT – Cardboard sheets are available at the Main Beach parking lot garage. See links below for rules of construction.
DO YOU HAVE PLANS OR DIRECTIONS FOR BOAT CONSTRUCTION?
Click here for boat making directions for a boat we know floats.
If you want to put your pirate cap on and build your own design, you are welcome to. Just follow the rules. Click here to see the rules.
Class A – Boats propelled by any kind of rowing oars, canoe, or Kayak paddles
Class B – Boats powered by all other kinds of people power, including people powered air or water propellers, water wheels, bicycle type drives, etc.
Class C – Sailboats—any size, style or amount of sail.
Class D – Kwiki Boat – Boats built by spectator-sailors on site. These magnificent crafts will be put together using a kit containing the necessary materials and tools. There is no time limit—just finish by the start of your race. All material will be supplied in kits. No other material may be used in the construction of the Kwiki boats. Paddles, oars, or other means of propulsion are not supplied. (No motors please!)
Class K – Kids aged 5 through 12 years will participate on a special shortened, shallow-water course. Participation rather than competition will be emphasized, with a prize for each contestant.
BOAT AND CREW SIZE
Boats must be somewhere in between a doll’s bathtub and the Titanic in size. However, the maximum crew size is 10.
HOW DO I BECOME A SPONSOR?
Complete this application here
WHAT ARE DIRECTIONS TO THE REGATTA?
Crystal Lake Park District Main Beach
300 Lake Shore Drive
Crystal Lake, Il 60014
WHERE DO I PARK?
Parking is directly across from Main Beach. Admission to the Regatta is $5.00 per person. Your race entry comes with one admission to the beach per registered person. Have your confirmation ready at the entrance.