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COME WATCH THE CRAZIEST REGATTA YOU'LL EVER SEE
15TH ANNUAL SCHOONER WHARF MINIMAL REGATTA
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Click here for 2006 Winners of the Minimal Regatta
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Supplies are limited, but the creativity is endless at Schooner Wharf Bar on Sunday, May 28, 2006 for the 15th Annual Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta.

Each 6 member team must build a boat seaworthy enough to stay afloat for the entire race course in the Key West Bight in front of Schooner Wharf. The catch---the boats are made of plywood, fasteners, duct tape, and 2' x 4's.


Minimal Regatta Construction Rules
1. One sheet of 4' x 8' x 1/4" plywood
2. Two 2" x 4" x 8'
3. One pound of fasteners
4. One roll of 2" x 60 yard duct tape
5. No caulking or adhesives - Epoxy paint is permitted
6. Painting of boats is optional
Construction kits can be bought at co-sponsor Manley de Boer on Simonton Street at a "minimal" price.

At least one member of the team must be at the helm of the little boat at all times during the race, and personal floatation devices are required for safety.

A shotgun start by Captain Morgan and the "Morganette Girls" will officially open the zaniest regatta you'll ever see.

COMPETITION CATEGORIES & PRIZES

Two Categories competing for the FASTEST -

1. Kayak/Canoe Style 2. Open Design

1st PLACE FASTEST
$100.00 CASH - Manley deBoer
6 Passes for Two Aboard Schooner Western Union
Trophy & Bottle of Captain Morgan Private Stock
$50.00 Breakfast and Merchandise Tab @ Schooner Wharf
$50.00 Gift Certificate Big Pine Key Deer Bar & Grill

2nd PLACE FASTEST
$50.00 Schooner Wharf Breakfast & Merchandise Tab
6 Passes Aboard Schooner Liberty
Bottle of Captain Morgan Private Stock Rum
Case of Mike’s Hard Lemonade & Mike’s Goodie Bag

MOST CREATIVE DESIGN
$100 Gift Certificate from (the new) Key West
Bait & Tackle Shop
$50.00 Schooner Wharf Breakfast and Merchandise Tab
Sunset Champagne Cruise for Two – SebagoWatersports
Case of Mike’s Hard Lemonade & Mike’s Goodie Bag
Trophy and Bottle of Captain Morgan Private Stock.

2nd PLACE CREATIVE DESIGN
$50.00 Certificate Duffy’s Steak & Lobster House
Bottle of Captain Morgan Private Stock
Case of Mike's Hard Lemonade & Mike’s Goodie’s
Sunset Champagne Cruise for Two – Sebago
Watersports
2 VIP Passes Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

SINKER AWARD
Complete Set of Foul Weather Gear - West Marine
Passage for Two on Discovery Glass Bottom Boat

BEST PAINT JOB
$50.00 Schooner Wharf Bar Breakfast & Merchandise Tab
Snorkel for Two aboard Sunny Day’s Caribbean Spirit
2 VIP Passes for Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
Case of Mike’s Hard Lemonade & Mike’s Goodie Bag
Trophy and Bottle of Captain Morgan Private Stock
$40.00 Gift Certificate – Abbondonza Italian Restaurant
Sunset Champagne Sail for Two – Sebago Watersports

SPORTSMAN SHIP AWARD
$30.00 Schooner Breakfast & Merchandise Tab
Sunset for Two on Sunny Day’s Caribbean Spirit
Key West Volare Inc. Massage Therapy by
Lorraine Garrett

BEST COSTUMED ENTRY
$50.00 Gift Certificate West Marine
$50.00 Schooner Wharf Breakfast & Merchandise Tab
Bottle of Captain Morgan Private Stock
Case of Mike’s Hard Lemonade & Mike’s Goodie Bag

Captain Morgan Rum drinks and his infamous Regatta Rum Punch for $3.75 will be available to quench your thirst. Mike's Hard Lemonade is another Regatta Special for $3.00. The galley will tempt your appetite with a special Memorial Day BBQ.

A $10.00 entry fee will benefit the Key West Navy League, and each team member will receive a minimal regatta T-shirt and a Hard Mike's Lemonade.

Registration opens at 11:00, Vessel Inspection begins at 1:00 p.m. and the Opening Ceremony with Captain Morgan and his "Morganettes" will take place at 2:00 p.m. with a course demonstration. Starting positions will be drawn from a hat and heats assigned accordingly.

Captain Jim Hale is a veteran at the Minimal Regatta, designing & captaining the Captain Morgan vessel for the past six years. He has taken home the trophy for First Place several times as well as Most Creative Design. Captain Hale’s winning philosophy, “As long as I paddle fast & don’t break down --- I do really good.”

Last years winners in the Second Most Creative Design won’t reveal their secret name & theme in their bid for the Most Creative Award. We have a reliable source that tells us the boat will be painted purple as well accessorized and the crew will be costumed. Team Captain Sue Maurer’s said “Our goal is not to win the Sinker Award!”

Another contender for the Most Creative Award Team Lazy Dog, says of the regatta, “This is just our kind of event, one of our favorite days of the year. We are riding high from our 4th place in the Dragon Boat Races.” The Lazy Dog team entered 12 years ago for the first time and have participated in 6 of them since.

Wail 99.5 with deejay Bill Hoebee will do a remote broadcast during the race, Hoebee officially challenges all other deejays and radio stations to beat his entry in the Minimal Regatta fleet. Live music provided by Michael McCloud & Friends will entertain the spectators and encourage the seafaring competitors. Victors, participants and spectators will celebrate and dance to the best live music on the island by The Bubba System after the Awards Ceremony.

Pick up your entry form at Schooner Wharf Bar, for more information contact Schooner Wharf at (305)-292-9520. E-mail us at [email protected].
 

   
 

WINNERS - 2006 MINIMAL REGATTA

A creative and enthusiastic fleet of 30 vessels entered the 15th Annual Schooner Wharf Bar Minimal Regatta... Boats took months or just hours to build, and just a few hours to prove their design.

Here are the results:

Sportsmanship Award- FLY, SINK OR SWIM
Captain: Sam Harper
Designer: Atlantic Helicopters
The Sportsmanship: Sank before the start and finished course.

Sinker Award- S.S. SHERATON
Captain: Gerardo
Designer: Ed Dobson
The Sinking: Never made it off the start….

Best Paint Job- LAZY DOG
Captain: David Richard
Designer: Doug Wetterhal
Artist: David Richard
The Artistry: Lazy Dog

Best Costume Entry- SUCK MY WAKE
Captain: Gomez Addams
Designer: Addams Family
Artist: Vicki Boguszewshi
The Costume: The Addams Family

2nd Place Most Creative Design – KEY LIME & MORE
Captain: Robin Wood
Designer: Bill Wood
The Design: Wedge of pie with whipped cream

1st Place Most Creative Design – WE BE DRAGON
Captain: Tom Spalding
Designer: Sue Maurer
The Creativity: Big purple dragon

2nd Place Kayak/Canoe Design - MATTINGLY CONSTRUCTION
Captain: Che Stine
Designer: Lee Mattingly

1st Place Kayak/Canoe Design- RUM LINE
Captain: Paul Turner
Designer: Paul Turner

2nd Place Open Design- LAZY DOG
Captain: David Richard
Designer: Doug Wetterhall
Artist: David Richard

1st place Open Design – UNION DEFENDER
Captain: A.J
Designer: Captain Dave
Special Raffle contributed by Mike’s Hard Lemonade – Bicycle!!!

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Painting: Sunset Marina II
Painting & Sportsmanship: Fly, Sink or Swim
Costume: Doomed
Creativity & Painting: Jawzzzz (12-year-old captain & veteran)

TABLE & GOODIE BAG:
The Big Cock
Village Board
(Mighty Mouse)
Cock Block

 

 

 

For more information, do not hesitate to call Evalena or Sheree at 292-9520

 

 

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