A Rite of Spring: Forsyth Tech Holds Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

WINSTON-SALEM (April 19, 2011) – Mechanical Engineering Technology students from Forsyth Tech will compete in their annual Cardboard Boat Regatta on Friday, April 29 from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at the Piney Bluff Boat Launch Ramp at Belews Creek.

Seven teams of two students each will compete in the event, which has been a Forsyth Tech tradition for more than 30 years. Participation in the regatta is a requirement of the Strength of Materials course. Students apply what they have learned in their program of study to designing, engineering and building seaworthy craft that can withstand a quarter-mile water course, arriving back at shore safe and dry. Students have the option to use a small motor to propel their craft through the water.

This event will be held rain or shine on Friday, April 29.

The public is invited to attend.