April Tools 2013: Multi-hull Mayhem!
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- Boat-building, activities, displays
April Tools 2013 Is Coming
- February 2, 2013, Pender Harbour
Well, we’ve decided on a ‘twist,’ a date has been made to build a prototype, and we’ve begun talking to sponsors--that must mean that April Tools 2013 is approaching! The date is April 27 and the place is Millennium Park (aka, the Government Wharf) in
beautiful Pender Harbour BC. Builders will arrive at 10AM and have 1 hour to consider whether they really can get around the course with the materials provided.
From 11AM to 2PM the hum of hand tools and battery-powered screw guns will combine with team conferences and some muffled expletives as the boats take shape. Once the ‘tools down’ command has been given, it will be time for the youth racers to run the boats they have been working on after school in the shop. Their ‘trophy race’ will be followed by the ‘fun race,’ (perhaps better described as a submarine race…)
And after that, the adult racers will compete for serious cash prizes and dubious trophies. Throughout it all the little kids will hammer away on mini-boats and enjoy a whole bunch of other free activities, and the Rotary BBQ and PHLHS baked good booth will feed us all. It’ll be a day not to be missed, so get your team of up to 4 buddies together, send in your entry form (below) and fee ($160 per team, $140 if received before April 1!), and be prepared for a great Pender Harbour classic!