The 48th Annual Great Cardboard Boat Regatta


Southern Illinois University originated the Great Cardboard Boat Regatta dating back to 1974.

Since then, the event has not only become a campus tradition but has created thousands of participants worldwide. Each spring, aspiring boaters put their engineering and creativity skills to the test, constructing cardboard creations capable of completing the 200-yard course. Contestants can walk away with a number of awards. The most popular award named the "Titanic Award" in which boaters proudly abandon ship for the mightiest sink.

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