- The first rule is to be safe and have fun.
- The race is free to enter.
- There will be a prerace meeting the night before the race at 7 pm at Senor Frijoles. Each team must send a representative, preferably the captain. Failure to attend may result in disqualification.
- The race begins at 3 pm. Be at Sundowners no later than 2 pm to check in and make sure that you?ve brought all the personal protective equipment that you need.
- This is a timed distance race, so only 1 boat will be racing at a time. All the attention will be on you during your race. There will be extra consideration for costumes, team spirit and entertainment value.
- The race will begin at the dock off at Sundowners and will continue along a "buoyed course."
- All participants must be at least 13 years of age. The entire crew must sign the enclosed waiver of responsibility. Signed waivers must accompany completed entry forms. Last minute crew changes are permitted upon receipt of signed and witness additions to the Release and Indemnity form. Participants under 18 must have a signed release from a parent or guardian.
- U.S. Coast Guard approved "personal floatation devices" (PFD's, life jackets or vests) must be worn at all times during the race. The life jackets must be in good condition and be of the proper size. No safety equipment will be provided by the race organizers.
- All vessels must float on their own, without external support.
- All participants must be contained within their vessel. No participants can swim alongside their vessel.
- Teams classes consist of 2, 4 and unlimited participants. Each group must be capable of handling all the blame for losing or sinking.
- The idea for this race is that the boats must be homemade vessels of materials that you could find around your house. Materials allowed: cardboard, wood, pvc, duct tape, milk jugs, saran wrap, old t-shirts, outdoor furniture, old bikes, and pool noodles. Oars, paddles and sails are allowed (hence the t-shirts) and pedal power is OK. No motors of any kind. Sorry, no foam, inflatable rafts, or pool toys are allowed. Your craft MUST NOT be designed or built to travel on the water any further than the length of the race course. Example: Powerboats, canoes, kayaks, skiffs or other commercially designed craft will not qualify. The decision of the judges is final. The vessels must be powered by human energy. Your vessel must not be commercial designed or built to travel on water.
- As a safety precaution, please be sure your vessel has an easy exit in case of emergency.
- ALCOHOL IS NOT TO BE CONSUMED BEFORE OR DURING THE RACE. The presence of alcohol on your vessel and/or the consumption of alcohol during or prior to the race will result in immediate disqualification and/or possible fines.
- The race will occur rain or shine! Cancellation will only occur due to severe or dangerous weather conditions. A severe weather date will be set at a later time.
- Boat Captains are responsible for the proper salvage and disposal of your craft remains after the race. No vessels may remain after the event is finished.
- All vessels and entries will be inspected to assure design; costumes, etc. are in "good taste" and that the design or identification does not violate standards. Entries not deemed appropriate may be disqualified.
- The race organizers reserve the right to amend these rules at any time and will notify you of any changes.
Click here to download the Key Largo Anything That Floats Race Rules.
Prizes will be awarded for:
Most Creative Vessel
Vessel Containing The Most Participants That Still Floats
The Best Hard Luck Story