Sink or Swim: Cowichan Bay Gets Fast and Furious Again

Posted: July 1, 2014

By: Kathy Santini [Cowichan News Leader Pictorial]

Whatever floats your boat is more than just a saying.

It's also one of the instructions for those participating in the Fast and Furious Boat Building Challenge being held next month at the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre's Small Wooden Boat Festival. The festival runs from July 5 to 6.

Here's how it works: teams of two to four people have three hours to build a boat from scratch, before racing it in the water. Teams are limited to $100 in materials; can only use hand, not power tools); can't pre-cut panels, transoms, molds or bulkheads; and can't pre-assemble their boats.

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