Boat Race on Silver Lake

July 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Silver Lake Rd
Dayton, VA 22821

Silver Lake Races

Join us for Cardboard Boat Races at Silver Lake! Pre-registration is required.

The event is July 15, 2017, at Silver Lake in Dayton, VA.

Boat check-in begins at 1pm and races begin at 2pm.

To register: print, sign, and submit to The Town of Dayton, 125B Eastview St., Dayton, VA 22821, the Registration form and Liability waiver located here:  BOAT RACES

The entry fee is $25/team. The fee can be paid via check and mailed with your registration form to 125B Eastview Street, Dayton, VA 22821 or paid online here:

This event is held by The Town of Dayton in memory of Gabe Chester, who our community misses dearly. Proceeds benefit Camp Holiday Trails- A Camp for Children with Special Health Needs.

Task: Prior to the event, design & build a cardboard boat able to complete a voyage across the lake carrying two crew members.

Build Rules: Boats must be constructed prior to the event and made entirely of cardboard (any type), duct tape, glue, water-soluble caulk and/or silicone sealant (for fastening purposes only), and decorative paint. No other materials (staples, foam, rubber, plastic, etc.) are allowed and use will lead to disqualification from awards. There are no restrictions placed on decorative materials used as long as they do not reinforce the structure of the boat. The boat sides must be at least 12 inches tall. Boats must be manually propelled using paddles. Paddles can be any material and should be provided by the team.

Race Rules: Boats must carry two crew members at all times. Crew members must be able to swim to participate. Each crew member must wear a personal flotation device. We will have some on site, but crews are encouraged to bring their own.

The 2017 Silver Lake Races Horn Trophy Winner is the team to cross the lake in the least amount of time. Other trophy prizes include The Titanic and Best Theme. Costumes are encouraged as well as sportsmanship.