Cardboard Regatta

by Miguel de Icaza

Today, before lunch Aaron, David, Jeff, Michael and myself went to the Carboard Regatta at MIT, the Head of the Zesiger competition.

A perfect complement for the Head of the Charles this weekend. Here are some cell-phone pictures of the event:

The Black Pearl:

The winner was a cardboard boat called "Ship Happens" that looped the swimming pool twice without sinking. All other boats sank. The "Titanic" award was given to the "Unsinkable 2" ship.

Here is "Ship Happens":

Everything sank, except for "Ship Happens". I suspect that the cleaning crew was as surprised as I was to see one of the boats disintegrate so quickly into so many little pieces that went to the bottom of the pool.

Posted on 19 Oct 2007