'Sailors' to Steer Quirky Craft in Key West's Minimal Regatta May 29

Looking for a fun and unique way to spend Memorial Day weekend? Then head on down to Key West for the Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta!

This offbeat event challenges participants to build a boat using only a single sheet of 4-by-8-foot plywood, two 8-foot-long 2-by-4s, a roll of duct tape, and a pound of fasteners. Caulking and adhesives are forbidden, though epoxy paint is permitted.

Teams of up to six people will then race their boats in either the kayak/canoe design or open design categories. Awards will be given out for the fastest boat, most creative design, best paint job, best team costumes, and most notable sportsmanship. There will also be awards for the less fortunate teams who are unable to stay afloat!

Past years' standout entries have included a rooster-themed vessel dubbed "Chick Magnet," a tiny tiki hut that overturned mid-course, and a red-and-white striped creation whose paddler portrayed the children's book character "The Cat in the Hat."

So if you're looking for a fun and festive way to spend Memorial Day weekend, be sure to check out the Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta in Key West!