Vintage/Retired GS badges and memorabilia
Raingutter Regatta by Rae’s Creations
Flower – Do all starred.
Triangle – Do 5 requirements including starred.
Circle – Do 7 requirements including starred.
Rectangle – Do all requirements including starred.
The raingutter regatta is a racing event that uses small sailboats. Within the basic design rules, participants are free to paint and decorate their sailboats as they choose. Modifications for speed include the placement of the keel and rudder and the size, shape and location of the sail.
The boats are raced in a standard rain gutter that is ten feet long, placed on a table or saw horses, and filled to the top with water. The boats are propelled by blowing on the sail, either directly or through a drinking straw; the boat cannot be touched with hands or the straw. The first boat to reach the end of the gutter is the winner. The overall winner is determined by an elimination system.
A winning raingutter racer stays on an even keel, moves in a straight line, keeps the bow above water and does not drag.