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Cardboard regatta draws a crowd for 29th year

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  • Team Baby Peach struggles to keep the front half of their boat afloat at the 29th annual America's Cardboard Cup Regatta. The event took place Saturday at Crystal Lake's Main Beach.

       Team Baby Peach struggles to keep the front half of their boat afloat at the 29th annual America's Cardboard Cup Regatta. The event took place Saturday at Crystal Lake's Main Beach.
    Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

  • Jotham Becker, 7, of Crystal Lake plays with the remnants of the Go Commando team boat at the 29th annual America's Cardboard Cup Regatta. The event took place Saturday at Crystal Lake's Main Beach.

       Jotham Becker, 7, of Crystal Lake plays with the remnants of the Go Commando team boat at the 29th annual America's Cardboard Cup Regatta. The event took place Saturday at Crystal Lake's Main Beach.
    Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

  • Crystal Lake's Main Beach is packed full of spectators for the 29th-annual America's Cardboard Cup Regatta Saturday.

       Crystal Lake's Main Beach is packed full of spectators for the 29th-annual America's Cardboard Cup Regatta Saturday.
    Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

  • Team Thriftshop kept their boat above water for a respectable amount of time before many of the competitors fell into the water. The 29th-annual America's Cardboard Cup Regatta took place Saturday at Crystal Lake's Main Beach.

       Team Thriftshop kept their boat above water for a respectable amount of time before many of the competitors fell into the water. The 29th-annual America's Cardboard Cup Regatta took place Saturday at Crystal Lake's Main Beach.
    Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

 

The waters of Crystal Lake were filled with cardboard boats Saturday for the 29th annual America's Cardboard Cup Regatta. The event, at the Main Beach, raised funds for local charities that support a variety of causes.

Participants of all ages, who constructed their boats from 8-foot-by-8-foot sheets of cardboard, competed for trophies.

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