LONGVIEW, Wash. - Q: What could be tougher than racing a homemade boat built out of cardboard?
A: Building a cardboard boat in only two hours and then attempting to race the craft in the annual Longview Cardboard Boat Regatta.
Most vessels in the regatta take dozens or hundreds of hours. Organizers created a special award for those who show up late and unprepared. They vie for the Procrastinator's Cup.
The Daily News reports only two teams of procrastinators raced Wednesday on Lake Sacajawea.
Tim Kampii of Rainier and his 10-year-old daughter and 18-year-old niece called themselves the Sombrero Heroes.
Eight Washington National guardsmen called their boat the "Keep Calm and Soldier On."
The guardsmen capsized on entering the water and the Sombrero Heroes drifted over the finish line for the win.
- Preparing for icy winter weather
- Neighbor of suspect shocked by shooting
- SPD officers attempted tasing suspect before resorting to deadly force
- Unvaccinated students forced to stay home due to mumps outbreak
- 2 Bonner County deputies shot near Blanchard
- Baldwin leaving EWU for Cal offensive coordinator position