Ryan Milholand, left, gallantly hands his paddle off to Maggie Gwin - "Princess Bubblegum" - during the Forsyth Tech Cardboard Boat Regatta at the Piney Bluff Boat Ramp, Friday, April 25, 2014. Sixteen students mechanical engineering students paired up to build eight boats from single-ply cardboard, liquid nails, duct tape and paint, and sail around a three-bouy course without sinking. Princess Bubblegum and her partner, Dakota Gaddy, far right, were adrift after their homemade paddle snapped at the first stroke, prompting Milholand to share his paddle as he completed his course with his partner, Bryan Javiria, second from left. Javiria continued paddling.
Hunter Buffington, center left, and Nathan Buffington help Harley Hall, second from right, and his teammate Arthur Freeman, right, carry their cardboard boat, "Slice of Life" down to the Piney Bluff boat ramp for the Forsyth Tech Cardboard Boat Regatta, Friday, April 25, 2014.
- Forsyth Tech students carry their boats into line for judging at the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at the Piney Bluff boat ramp, Friday, April 25, 2014.
Posted: Friday, April 25, 2014 9:00 pm
Eight boats — with themes inspired by Princess Bubblegum, TV serial killer “Dexter” and NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt — slipped into Belews Lake under threatening skies Friday morning for Forsyth Tech’s annual Cardboard Boat Regatta.
Constructed by second-year mechanical engineering students out of single-ply cardboard using liquid adhesive, duct tape and waterproof paint, the boats had to maneuver around three buoys and return to shore safely.
Friday, April 25, 2014 9:00 pm.