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Photos: Port Orange resident wins 9th-annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

Hidden Treasure's 9th-annual Cardboard Boat Regatta gave Port Orange residents something to laugh at this weekend.
by: Caroline Smith Contributing Writer

Port Orange’s Hidden Treasures restaurant hosted Rose Bay’s 9th-annual Cardboard Boat Regatta on Saturday, July 20.

This year's winner was Shaun Ferrarie, who won $75 (plus liquor and gift cards) Ferrarie has competed in the Regatta for the past six years with his handcrafted boat “Hawaiian Punch.” The second place winners were Grant Barker and his daughter Alorah Barker, who won $50 plus the prizes.

The boats raced across the river, around Cruisin’ Tiki’s floating bar which was stationed about 50 yards out, and back to the dock.

B.J. Devine, of South Daytona, fixes his cardboard boat before the race began. Photo by Caroline Smith
Shaun Ferrarie, of Port Orange, has competed in the Cardboard Boat Regatta for the past 6 years. This year, he races with his four-year-old boat "Hawaiian Punch," which took three months to build. Photo by Caroline Smith
Shaun Ferrarie's neighbor of six years, Lance Russell, helped him build "Hawaiian Punch" and his other cardboard boat "Paper Cut." Photo by Caroline Smith
Adam Willett, of South Daytona, prepares to take on his competitors in the Regatta. Photo by Caroline Smith
Adam Willett and B.J. Devine chat before the race. Photo by Caroline Smith
B.J. Devine's boat didn't hold up well in the water after all. Photo by Caroline Smith
The three remaining boats — competitors Ferrarie, the Barkers, and Willett — competed for cash prizes and other goodies. Photo by Caroline Smith
B.J. Devine and Renee Dodick eagerly watch the race from the dock. Photo by Caroline Smith
Shaun Ferrarie beat his competitors by a landslide. Photo by Caroline Smith
The Barkers came in second place. Photo by Caroline Smith
Grant and Alorah Barker were the Cardboard Boat Regatta's second place winners. Photo by Caroline Smith


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