Cardboard Boat Regatta

Chicago Magazine 07-2012

Chicago Magazine's July 2012 issue ranks the Glen Ellyn Cardboard Boat Regatta #5 in this summer's Top 10 in the Burbs list.

Topping the list is Oak Park's Micro Brew Review on August 18th from 3 tp 7pm. More Info

Our neighbors to the west come in #2 and #3 on the list.

GEL PHOTO: Fine Art Photo of 2009 Glen Ellyn Regatta

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Give a special memory of this year's Glen Ellyn Regatta to someone special!

View a higher resolution image here.

Glen Ellyn based photographer Erik R Peterson, who captured last year's Glen Ellyn Holiday Walk in a stunning panoramic image, is offering a limited edition Glen Ellyn Regatta fine art print.

GEL FUN: Glen Ellyn Cardboard Boats Are Serious Fun In Lake Ellyn

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Hundreds of spectators viewed a variety of cardboard boat designs Saturday in Lake Ellyn Park in the 17th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta.

View boat designs and scenes from the event here.

Vogue Award: (most spectacular or prettiest-looking boat)
Bike Shop Bunny, with captain Harrison Gardner

Pride of the Regatta: (most creative design and best use of corrugated cardboard)
The Lulu, with captain Nick Mellinser

Great Cardboard Boat Regatta Returns to Glen Ellyn's Lake Ellyn Park

Cardboard Boat Regatta Trojan Horse Entry

The Great Cardboard Boat Regatta takes place on Saturday, June 27 at 12 noon at Lake Ellyn Park. The event coincides with the Picnic in the Park.

Preview creative boats and floating objects d'arte starting at 10am as hundreds of Glen Ellyn residents vie for bragging rights for this year's best looking boat, best dressed crew, best sinking, and best race time just to name a few of the awards handed out.

Cheer on young and old as they try to outpaddle the disintegrating cardboard material that keeps the sailors afloat during the race.

Event Start Date: 
Jun 27 2009 12:00pm
Location: 
Lake Ellyn

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