Plywood Regatta returns this weekend in South Florida

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The Marine Industries Association of South Florida will host the 21st annual Plywood Regatta on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dania Beach City Marina.

The MIASF said the two-day boatbuilding and racing event, organized for students pursuing advance marine education, introduces local youth and the community to the excitement and career opportunities associated with recreational boating.

On Saturday, 42 teams composed of South Florida middle school, high school and college students will attempt to build seaworthy boats using simple hand tools, plywood, 3M 5200 fast-cure caulk and zip ties.

Once the boats are completed, the students will paint and decorate them.

On Sunday the public is invited to watch the students race their boats in a series of heats to determine which ones are seaworthy.

All Plywood Regatta proceeds benefit South Florida’s marine industry education programs and the Plywood Regatta Scholarship Fund. The aim of these programs is to encourage students to pursue a career in the marine trades.

Community support comes from entities that include the city of Dania Beach; Westport Yachts; Lauderdale Marine Center; Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club; Teak Decking Systems; Seafarer Marine; Interlux; 3M; Boat Owner’s Warehouse; and Jerry’s Marine Service.

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