If you decide to build a boat and enter one of our events, there are a few rules to be aware of. These rules are in place to ensure the events to run smoothly and fairly.
General Rules – All entries must comply
- All craft must comply with the rules for the specific event in which it is entered: these rules will be outlined on the day of the event.
- Any design will be permitted if, in the opinion of the Committee, the craft is safe.
- Craft may be converted to enter more than one event provided they comply with the rules for each event entered.
- The Committee reserves the right to reject any craft displaying written or other material, which might be offensive to the public.
- The Committee reserves the right to refuse entry in any event or events to any person or persons without giving any reasons for such refusal.
- A tow rope no longer that the length of the craft shall be attached to the bow of each craft.
- All crew members shall wear a suitable flotation jacket.
- The operator and crew of a boat shall be responsible for all damage caused by the boat.
- All craft shall assemble in the marshalling area at least 15 minutes before the announced starting time of the event.
- No protest regarding eligibility of a craft will be considered once the race has started.
- No protest regarding the result or running of a race will be considered unless lodged with the protest committee within 15 minutes of completion of the event.
- At the conclusion of the Regatta, the crew and supporters shall remove all boats or parts of boats.
- Entrants are reminded that there are heavy penalties for littering.
- All craft should appear to be made of recycled drink containers – cans, milk cartons plastic bottles.
To ensure participants understand the spirt of the event we also suggest you read The Ten Can-mandments:
The Ten Can-mandments
- Thou shalt enter the event in the right spirit.
- Thou shalt build the craft of cans.
- The craft shall float by cans alone.
- Thou shalt not drown.
- Thou shalt not take the name of the craft in vain: any craft bearing signs or lettering that may be offensive will be barred.
- Thou shalt not drift from the straight and narrow and end up at Mandorah.
- Thou shalt not protest too much.
- Thou shall honor thy Committee.
- Thou shalt not commit adultery – nothing really to do with the Regatta, but it gives us an air of responsibility and respect.
- Thou shalt go back and read the first can-mandment again.