THE RULES

PURPOSE OF THE RACE

The participants, organized in teams of 3 people each, will have almost 7 hours of time to build with the provided materials a cardboard boat, and then to navigate almost 750 meters of route in Idro’s Lake waters! Who win? The first who arrives!

MATERIALS

The boats will have to be realized only with scotch and cardboard. All the material for the construction will be provided from the Paper Cup Eridio Lake team. At the beginning of the competition each team will be provided with a basic construction kit (some tape, cutters, cardboard..) and a certain amount of virtual credits. Using the credits, during the construction it will be possible “buy” additional material, from the stockage, while stocks last (or your credits!). This section will be explained better at the beginning of the race.

Moreover, at each team will be provided with a plasticized white flag, which must be waved during the race to report the intention of the team to retire or to report any problems (the action will be considered as a calling for security intervention).

Are admitted any decorative paintings but only on the non-structural parts, and made with cardboard, paper or similar. Anyway, in any case is forbidden the usage of dangerous and pollutants materials. It’s not allowed paint the hull.

In order to build boats it’s suggests to get your own cutters and saws, that will be really helpful. Anyway it will be borrowed a basic kit containing all the minimum tools required for the construction. In any case there there is an important rule: are admitted only manual tools, nothings electronic!

Attention: It’s also obligatory for your security get life jackets that must be worn during all the rush on the lake.

PARTICIPANTS AND TEAMS

Since 8.30 am the team can show up at the sports field of Anfo (Via Suor Irene Stefani, 7) where, at each team, will be assigned the space and the basic material for the construction. The team must be compounds from 3 people (max 30 team).

The registration must be done by filling up the form available in the subscription section The form must be compiled, printed, signed and after uploaded in this same website. This form includes the name and the personal data of each member of the team and the team’s name. Since the upload of the registration form, the team has available 48 hours for making the payment and charging the receipt of that as well.

In case that one team decides to participate few moments before the beginning of the race, if there are places left, you can ask for help at the welcome desk.

THE RACE

The race will start at 9.00 in the morning, time from which the teams can start to build the own boat. Acceptance of the participants will take place since 8.30 am, the latecomers will be disadvantaged having less time available for the construction of the boat. The last term of the construction is at 4.00 pm for a total of almost 7 hours of free construction, in which it will be included the lunch.

At the end of the construction there will be the boats parade that allow to bring the boats at the start, where the competition in the lake will start (at around 5.00 pm). During the race the boats will navigate close to the beach, allowing to the audience to follow the race live. After the arrival, the awards will be performed.

All the boats will be placed on the shore of the lake and will start simultaneously. The starting position will be decided for meritocracy, through a method that will be showed only at half of the construction time. During the race and the construction it’s forbidden to damage other boats: the penalty consists in disqualification.
During the race boats will be allowed to navigate only if all the team members are present on board of the boat.

BOATS AND ENVIRONMENT

The boats must be built in order to not lose the materials in the water, in order to avoid to pollute uselessly the lake.
It’s forbidden to affix or display on the boats any photo or text considered offensive.
It is good to keep in mind for your own safety that both the hull and the decorations and anything else must not constitute an impediment to the escape of the crew in case of overturning. The participants must pay attention in respect of the lake and the environment.

BAD WEATHER

Even in case bad weather, if considered feasible from de stuff, the event will take place. If the weather instead makes impossible the construction of the boats, the race will be suspended. All the activities unbound from the competition (lunch, dinner and connected event) will be conducted regularly. If the event will be delated for causes not attributable to the organization (bad weather) the registration fee won’t be returned.