Anything that Floats

The official image for the Anything that Floats Contest.
~New this year~

Sunday, July 28 beginning at 12:00 pm

Gather a team to try to earn the prize for Most Unique or Fastest Vessel!
  • In the event of rain, there will be a rain date. Rain date is TBD. 

Rules and Regulations

1. The first rule is to be safe and have fun.

2. The race is free to enter.

3. The race will begin at the Fish Commission public boat launch on Seybertown Road promptly at noon.

4. All entries must check in by 10:30am at the judges table. Each vessel needs a Ship Name, Captain and list of crew members.

5. All participants must be at least 13 years of age. The entire crew must sign the enclosed waiver of responsibility. Participants between the ages of 13-18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver.

6. U.S. Coast Guard approved ‘personal flotation devices’ (PFD’s, life jackets or vests) must be worn at all times during the race. No safety equipment will be provided by the race organizers.

7. All Captains and their crew must remain aboard their vessel for the duration of the Race. Crews out of the vessel, swimming or dragging the craft will be immediately disqualified from the Timed Race.

8. No animals allowed on any vessel. No alcoholic beverages permitted.

9. The Race will occur rain or shine! Cancellation will only occur due to sever or dangerous weather/river conditions. Rescheduling of the event will be the decision of the East Brady Area Riverfest Committee.

10.All boats must be homemade vessels powered by hand or foot. Vessels built from kits, i.e canoes, kayaks etc are not permitted. Blow up mattresses will be allowed if decorated. Materials allowed: cardboard, wood, pvc, duct tape, milk jugs, old t-shirts, outdoor furniture, old bikes and pool noodles. Oars, paddles and sails are allowed (hence the s-shirts) and pedal power as mentioned is OK. No motors of any kind.

11.All boats must have a minimum crew of 2 and a maximum of 12.

12.This is a timed race. Depending on the number of participants, crews will be lined up at the start/finish line, proceed down river to designated turning point, make a left and proceed up river back to start/finish line. At this time, other vessels will be prompted to begin race in their group. There will be an official at the turn around buoy to verify all contestants properly negotiate the turn around.

13.Emergency personnel will be in the water and on ground. Kayakers and pontoon boats will be in the water with throwable devices if needed.

14.Prizes will be awarded immediately following the race.

15.Prizes will be awarded for the ‘Most Unique’ and the ‘Fastest Vessel’ .

16.Crews will be responsible for the cleanup of all trash and debris made by their craft and team. No remnants are to be left behind at the boat launch or in the water.
Maggie Slater,
May 21, 2019, 12:00 PM
Maggie Slater,
May 21, 2019, 12:00 PM