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Racing on water in a cardboard boat

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- Do cardboard boats sink or sail?

The Freedom Festival's 15th annual Great Cardboard Boat Regatta had 20 to 30 boats racing to the finish line Sunday. Designs ranged from Spongebob Squarepants to a tank.

Some boats were built Sunday, but others have been built over the past two years.

Last year's event was canceled due to flooding.

"Engineering wise we have a boat designer par excellence.  He's been doing this for the last 9 years and every year we won something here at the Regatta," CIPCO manager Jim Albertson said.

Boats competed for trophies ranging from the fastest boat, best theme, to the most graceful sink.

Online Producer: Jackie Manternach

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