Friday, 08 May 2009 09:09
The always popular Anything That Floats Race will once again be a featured event of the WaterFront Center’s 8th annual Bay Day on Sunday, June 7, at Beekman Beach in Oyster Bay. Don’t miss this wacky fun race which challenges participants to create an outrageous floating device made of nontraditional materials. The race is a great way to jump-start a summer full of fun in the outdoors.
The registration fee is $25 if you register before May 29, and $40 per boat thereafter. All boats must be built in 2009 with one exception. There will also be a special race(s) for past champions—giving winners from previous years the chance to dust off their boats and race them head to head with other past winners.
Prizes will be awarded for speed, design ingenuity, team spirit, charisma, overall appeal, and any other virtue the judges wish to honor. Team and solo entries will be categorized according to age, size of group. Race on your own, grab a few friends, or stir up a fun-loving rivalry between neighbors, schools, fire departments, or any other group.
Other Bay Day activities include free dock side tours of the tallship Unicorn, music, environmental education displays for children, free sails aboard the WaterFront Center’s historic oyster sloop Christeen, the Power Squadron’s annual Blessing of the Fleet, free kayak trials, a sailing regatta, and more. “Bay Day is The WaterFront Center’s gift to the community and a special way to start a summer of water-related fun,” says WFC Executive Director Gaye Verdi.
Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic lunches. Food will be available, but limited. To receive more information about Bay Day or to register for the Anything That Floats Race, please contact the WaterFront Center at 922-SAIL (7245).
The WaterFront Center is a not-for-profit organization located in Oyster Bay and dedicated to teaching people about the marine environment and to promoting the safe, enjoyable use of marine resources. The WaterFront Center’s website outlines all of its program offerings including numerous summer camp opportunities - www.thewaterfrontcenter.org.