Artists, Engineers, Racers & Boaters
Tinkerers, Makers and Wayward Craft Floaters!

You are hereby invited to create and/or decorate a slough-worthy vessel
that will participate in the
2017 Rivertown Revival’s Grand Art Boat Regatta!

At the Art Boat Regatta all manner of shiply vessel turns a rudder and moves down the slough! It’s a diverse parade of artistic expression, and we’d love for you to add your oars!
Participate in two ways:

ArtBoat Contest & Review

1st Place Prize of $500 - Individuals and Teams
1st Place Prize of a 2017 RR Sponsorship - Corporate Teams
($5,000 value includes all benefits of a Commodore Sponsorship)

Race Around the Slough

1st Place Prize of $250 - Human Powered Vessels
1st Place Prize of $250 - Green Powered Vessels

Fill out the entry form below, or for more info, contact Stephen Lockert at:

Grand Art Boat Regatta

The Boat Regatta is part of a whole slew of fun happening on the water at the Revival, to include:

  • The Grand RR Flotilla
  • The Race Around the Slough
  • Art Boat builders "meet and greet" with an adoring public
  • Breaking for music at the Barn Stage
  • Trophy Presentations

Trophy Presentations

  • Competitive judging occurs during The Grand RR Flotilla and the Race Around the Slough.
  • Wow our judges with your artistic and engineering brilliance and participate in a lap around our race course!
  • Our local celebrity judges will hand out trophies for "River Beauty Award" and "River Speedy Award."

Race Rules, Information, and Random Facts

  • We welcome any decorated boat to join the fun! Any “green” powered (human, paddle, or green energy) decorated boat can join the Grand RR Flotilla and Race Around the Slough.
  • In the true spirit of the race, be inventive, artistic, and outrageous in your design. Just make sure your vessel will float!
  • You must be sober. That means no alcohol or drugs will influence you or your vessel’s behavior.
  • Tides, wind and wakes are to be reckoned with. Wind picks up in the afternoon (good for sails, hard for paddlers)
  • We strongly recommend that you launch your boat on Friday 7/15/16 to ease logistics and avoid low tide.
  • Your vessel is your responsibility not the Rivertown Revival’s; keep an eye on her. Your vessel entry number must be visible and placed on the front of your craft.
  • It is the team’s responsibility to remove any vestiges of vessel and crew by 3PM on Sunday 7/17/16.

Human Powered Boat Rules:

  • We welcome peddle powered, paddle powered, or otherwise human powered vessels.
  • There are no restrictions on boat size.
  • Themes and costumes are encouraged!
  • PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices) are highly encouraged and mandatory if a crew member is under the age of 16.
  • A bucket or pump must be on board if there is ANY chance your vessel might sink.
  • All vessels must have an anchored hook for retrieval and towing purposes.

Green Energy Boat Rules:

  • No internal combustion engines allowed regardless of fuel type.
  • Electric powered craft are limited to 18 volts max output of battery source. No off the shelf electric outboards, unless modified. For example, control unit must be separated from motor prop unit and mounted as two separate units.
  • If your power is steam, your fuel must be alcohol (but not to drink!)
  • Drive systems can be prop, air jet, water jet, water or air wheel, rubber band, or any other creative means of propulsion, as long as all other rules are followed.
  • Physical length must remain 18’ or less.
  • It must be an art boat and look amazing!
  • A working, small fire extinguisher must be on the craft if there is ANY chance your boat might catch fire.
  • A bucket or pump must also be part of the craft if you have a boat that might sink.
  • All vessels must have an anchored hook for retrieval and towing purposes.
  • PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices) are highly encouraged and mandatory if a crew member is under the age of 16.

Art Boat Application Form