Annual Plywood Regatta Held April 6 at Dania Beach

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida hosted the 23rd Annual Plywood Regatta on April 6 and 7 at Dania Beach Whiskey Creek, in Dania Beach, Florida. The two-day boat building and racing event brought together 33 teams of six to eight students to build, paint and decorate their uniquely designed vessels using hand tools, three sheets of plywood, fast-cure caulk and zip ties.

The event was open to middle school, high school and technical school students who competed in a series of heats to determine the overall winner. Awards were presented for beginner, intermediate and advanced divisions, overall winner’s cup and Fort Lauderdale Mariner’s Club top team award.

The event was supported by 3M, AME Solutions, Atlantic Marine Power Systems, Boat Owners Warehouse, Complete Marine, Dania Beach, Derecktor, Diesel Service of America, Dockside Corporate Services, Engineered Yacht Solution, Frank & Jimmie’s Propeller, Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club, Gold Coast Marine Distributor, Hall of Fame Marina, Headhunter Integrated Marine Systems, High Seas Hydraulics, High Seas Yacht Service, Informa, Interlux, International Yacht Brokers Association, Kelly’s Landing, Land N Sea, Lauderdale Marine Center, Marine Industries Association of South Florida, MarineMax, Nancy Olsen Water Fitness, Neptune Boat Lifts, Outer Reef Yachts, Port Everglades Pilots Association, Resolve Marine Group, RPM Diesel Engine Co, Seafarer Marine of Fort Lauderdale, Stanley Yacht Services, Teak Decking Systems, TGL Environmental, Troy Industries, West Marine, WMG, and Yachtsmyth.