Carboard boat race returns to Riverhead

The second annual Cardboard Boat Race is scheduled for June 26 on the Peconic Riverfront. The contest, featuring boats made of nothing but cardboard, duct tape and paint, will kick off with registration at 9:30 a.m., with the actual races starting about noon. A hula hoop contest, which is new this year, will start at 11:30 a.m.

“I’ll let you in on a little secret,” Councilman George Gabrielsen told the News-Review. “It’s all about the duct tape.”
The event, sponsored by the Riverhead Business Improvement District, drew an estimated 2,000 people to the riverfront in 2010, its inaugural year.

People of all ages took part in the event, which was hailed as a huge success.

Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter and Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst will again race each other. Last year, Ms. Throne-Holst won — and she still keeps the winning boat on display in her office.

For more information contact the Business Improvement District at 727-0048 or

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