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PDSSA Boathouse

17 Commercial Wharf

Madeira Road

PLYMOUTH

PL1 2NX

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Put your skills to the test in our engineering challenge:

Build a boat out of nothing but a few bits of cardboard and some sticky tape, then sail it around a course in Plymouth harbour!


Entry fee: £20 (paid on here) per team (max. 6 per team) + £20 REFUNDABLE deposit brought on the day for the tools provided (Build on the Day teams only).


We have a "Build on the Day" and a 'Pre-build' category. This means you have two options to choose from when registering:

  1. Build on the day - Feel like you can build your vessel in 3 hours? This is the one for you!

  2. Pre-Build - If you feel you need more than 3 hours to perfect your design, register for pre-build and lift the pressure off your build. Just turn up on the day with your vessel and your sea legs ready to race! We will provide free workshops if you feel you need a bit of a steer.

See below for more details on each.


Build on the day


We will supply you with all of the equipment, materials, and engineering expertise you need to construct a boat and paddle it safely accross the harbour.


You will have 3 hours to design and build your boat before the race begins. Engineers will be on hand to help you.


Choose from 3 start times: 10am, 11am, and 12pm.



Pre-Build

If you don't feel like 3 hours is enough time for you to design and build the luxury yacht of your dreams, this is your chance to build your vessel in your own time.

Turn up on the day with your boat at 11am to sign in. Racing will start at 11.30pm.

Optional pre-build workshops may be provided if there is sufficient interest. If you are interested, please email devcorncbrc@imechenearyou.org by 30th June and we will arrange a date in late July/August.

If you feel you can complete your boat by yourself, show us what you can do. Just remember that you can only use permitted materials.

Please read the rules & regulations provided later in the registration for details.


PRIMARY AND SECONDARY PRE-BUILD COMPETITION

Are you entering as a team from a school or youth group? Please email DevCornCBRC@IMechENearYou.org to request an access code for your tickets.

Primary age group timing: 0900 Registration & Scrutineering, 0930 First Primary Race

Secondary age group timing: 1000 Registration & Scrutineering, 1030 First Secondary Race




Buoyancy aids and safety boat support will be provided by qualified instructors from the Plymouth and Devon Schools Sailing Association (PDSSA).


Food will be available for purchase from local eateries.


Please read the full competition rules and restrictions before entering a team. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found below.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an age restriction?

Yes. Unfortunately, children under 5 years old cannot take part for safety and insurance reasons. Each team must have at least one adult (18+) member, who shall be responsible for any child (<16) members of the team.

Do I need to be able to swim?

YES! You must be able to 'tread water' unaided for at least 2 minutes. Buoyancy aids will be provided and MUST be worn at all times whilst in the water. A safety boat will escort you throughout your voyage!

Where can I park?

The closest car park is Elphinstone Car Park, which adjoins Commercial Wharf. On street parking is also available along Madeira Road, leading to the Hoe.

What should I bring?

  • A towel! You are likely to get wet!
  • Warm, dry clothes for afterwards
  • Suncream and drinking water
  • A raincoat (this is the English 'summer' we are talking about)
  • £20 in cash as a (refundable) deposit for the tools and equipment that we will lend you (Build on the Day teams)
  • Enthusiasm, imagination, and a good sense of humour!

Is there anywhere to leave my valuables?

No. Unfortunately not.


What if the weather is bad?

Unfortunately, this event is rather dependent on the weather. We will make a decision about the weather on the morning of the event. If it looks bad, we will contact you by telephone. If we have to cancel the event for this, or any other reason you will receive a full refund in due course.


Do I need to provide all team member names when I register online?

Not if you don't know them, but we do need at least 2. Please email devcorncbrc@imechenearyou.org to add or change names after registration.

How do I update my registration details?

From the menu at the top of the page (next to your profile picture), select: Tickets > Manage > Edit

How can I contact the organisers?

Please email devcorncbrc@imechenearyou.org

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17 Commercial Wharf

Madeira Road

PLYMOUTH

PL1 2NX

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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