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Quick & Dirty Boat Building

The favorite event for many festival goers

The favorite event for many festival goers: twelve teams of young builders are challenged to build a boat in one day, decorate it the next, and launch it into Constitution Dock for the finale on Monday, starting from 2:00 pm. Competitors must complete a lap of the dock under sail and one with paddles – and somehow stay afloat. The crowds cheering attest to the atmosphere of this iconic event.

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Con Dock Finale

Constitution Dock

10:30  Last chance to see US fly-casting expert Greg Hatten demonstrate the art and craft 11:30 Derwent Storms Dragon Boat Finlas 2:30. MyState Bank Quick ‘n’ Dirty Boat Building Challenge Finale It’s not easy: your boat has to float, it has to carry at least two passengers and it has to complete two laps of the […]

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MyState Bank Quick ‘n’ Dirty Boat Challenge

Kings Pier

Under the direction of veteran teacher Suzy Managian and boat builder Ian Johnston, the MyState Bank Quick ‘n’ Dirty Boat Building Challenge is one of the best loved events on the festival program. Ten teams of Tasmanian kids will represent their schools, competing for line honours and great prizes in a madcap rush to build […]

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