Here is this weekend's schedule:Friday5:00 PM - Boat check-in, Run for Booty check-in, and tent setup start. There will be no meal served; however, Kotula Deserts will be serving great snacks. 8:30 - Fireworks start at approximately 8:30 PM. The time is simply dependent on when it is dark enough.
Saturday6:00 AM - Run for Booty check-in starts7:00 AM - Run for Booty Starts7:30 AM - Regatta Boat & Captain check-in begin8:30 AM - Regatta Captain's Meeting9:00 AM - Regatta races start. Races typically last until around 2:00 PM
Regatta Racers... Mount Up! After a one-year break, the Adam Bryant Minimal Regatta homemade boat race is back and better than ever! This event started in 2011 to remember our friend Adam Bryant and give families and friends an opportunity to come together and build their own memories.
As the event grew, these goals were still at the forefront but the costs made it somewhat difficult for everyone to participate. And the only barriers in this event should be your creativity, never the money! That being said, we arrrrr dropping our anchor at a new location and dropping the price of entry to only $50 per boat!!! The 2018 ABMR will be held in the fishing lake at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center. This will give us more space for parking and the ability to accommodate more boats than ever! And that $50 covers the cost of ALL your core boat-building materials!!!
In case you forgot, you must construct your boat from only one 4'x8' sheet of 1/4" luan plywood, 24' of 2"x4"s, one 50 yard roll of duct tape, one pound of screws, and paint. No caulking, urethane, or adhesives of any kind may be used. As you can imagine, this greatly limits what you can build. However, it is amazing just how many different designs arrrr possible!
The theme is "Regatta Racers... Mount Up!" What exactly does that mean? Great question. As we have moved to the Agri-Civic Center, we felt it would be appropriate to go with somewhat of cattleman, cowboy, cowgirl type theme. But at the end of the day, your overall creativity is what matters. Don't get stuck on the theme. Do what you love and have fun building it!
Feel free to call J.D. Mixon at 863-634-1778 with registration questions.