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May 11, 2017 ·

Cardboard sheets can be picked up at the maintenance garage by Main Beach Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Stop by the park district maintenance garage, pick up a few sheets of cardboard, and start building your boat today to participate in this fun and charitable Crystal Lake tradition!

March 2, 2017 ·

Mark your calendars – Saturday, June 17, 2017 is the date for the 33rd annual America’s Cardboard Cup Regatta!

February 2, 2017 ·


America’s Cardboard Cup Regatta committee recently distributed proceeds from the 2016 race to local charitable organizations.null

November 15, 2016 ·

Get a head start on building your boat and pick up your cardboard today! Contact Erik at the Park District to arrange pick up time – 815-459-0680 ext. 2101.

2016 Race Champions

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November 1, 2016 ·

Stars & Stripes Winners:

1) CamPain – David Knutson

Creative Theme Winners:

1) A Bigger Boat – Brian Barrett

Ugliest Boat Winners:

1) CSA – Jacqueline Siem

Enthusiastic Crew Winners:

1) Cannibals – Zoe Kirstein

Most Spectacular Sinking:

1) It’s Fun To Sink in the YMCA –

Kiddie Class Winner:

1) Loganator – Logan Voss

50+ Geezer Class Winner:

1) Charles Keehn

Kwiki Boat Winners:


Class A – Cardboard Cup Winner:

1) Flash 4 – Madelyn Noonan, Robert Noonan

2) Baird & Warner – Mike Tobin

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