CAPE COD VIKING 200 2011
The Viking 200 Cardboard Boat Challenge was held on July 30, 2011 at Sundancer's Restaurant. There were 15 boats participating, nine of which finished the race. The weather was perfect for a cardboard boat challenge! The crowd was enthusiastic. Kevin Mathews from radio station WCOD did a live broadcast from the event.
1st Place, and winner of the coveted Rubber Duckie Award: Viking Boat Time: 1:18
2nd Place: Jack in the Box , all the way from California Time: 1:26
3rd Place: Smitty's Ice Cream Time: 1:58
4th Place: Double Trouble Time: 2:00
5th Place: Orca II Time: 2:37
6th Place: Lickers III Time: 2:40
7th Place: Hold the Mayo Time: 2:51
8th Place: Stanley Time: 3:37
9th Place: SS Breezy Knoll Time: 5:10
Also competing were:
Sand Dollar III
Barbie & Ken
Merlin Copy Service
Dave the Plumber
......and the Most Outrageous - Happy Parrot
Best Design Award: Double Trouble, Mark Burgess
Best Team Spirit Award: Boston Bruins, Malo Family
Best Boat Name: Hold the Mayo, Porcaro's Deli
Most Artistic: Jack in the Box, Jack Mazer
Most Outrageous: Happy Parrot, Sundancer's
Most Spectacular Sinking Award goes to the Boston Bruins crew. Despite the loss of the vessel they saved the Stanley Cup!
The Traveled Furthest to Compete Award goes to Jack Mazer who built Jack in The Box in California, and brought it with him as oversized luggage!
Winner of the Grudge Match: Lickers III, What's the Scoop Ice Cream
Thank you to Cape Cod Sail & Power Squadron for their participation and support. SPRAY was our official committee boat. Captain Ed Ruckle, aboard SPRAY, cruised along with Past Commander Michael Leyden setting the 200 yard course. Captain Ruckle, along with Hal Petersen provided search & rescue for those unfortunate souls who’s vessels sank. Mary Lou Walsh greeted boat crews at the check in table and assisted the LeydenTeam at awards presentation. Charles and Gail Burke were the official photographers, and provided over 500 shots of the race, grudge match, and awards ceremony! Lee Johnson did a fantastic job as Dock Master, getting the boats in the water, ensuring not too many people were on the dock, and assisting boat crews debarking their vessels.
Special thanks to:
Kevin Matthews, WCOD, for doing a live broadcast during the race
Don Howell, Emcee Extraordinaire
Cape Cod Vikings: James Cole, Bettie Garrison
Charles & Gail Burke
Our judges, who must remain anonymous for security reasons
Bass River Cruises
Merlin Copy Service
Barbo's Furniture for cardboard
Cloutier Supply for cardboard
Thank you all for being such a valuable part of the Viking 200, The Experience of a Lifetime!
Viking 200 2011 slideshow prepared by Deirdre Leyden