Riverhead cardboard boat race kicks off Sunday

The Riverhead Business Improvement District’s second annual Cardboard Boat Race will once again float down the Peconic River Sunday.

The rules are simple: all entries must be made using only cardboard and duct tape and whoever makes it the buoy and back the fastest wins.

Inspections start at 10 a.m., followed by a hula hoop contest at 11 a.m. The race kicks off at 12 p.m. with the Youth Regatta for ages 12 and under. Then there will also be the Riverhead Yacht Club Regatta for single occupants, the Peconic River Special for barges of pontoons and last the Grand National Regatta or the “anything goes race.”

Be sure to look for Times/Review sales rep Joseph Tuminello in the Riverhead News-Review entry!

The event drew thousands of people to the banks of the Peconic River in its inaugural year.

For the complete rules and a list of awards, please visit www.Riverheadbid.com.

RIVERHEAD NEWS-REVIEW FILE PHOTO | Entrants in last year's cardboard boat race.

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