2015 Adam Bryant Minimal Regatta

REGISTRATION CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2015

::General Rules::

  • START BUILDING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!  You do NOT build your boat the day of the race!!!
  • Vessels will be constructed using ONLY the following materials:
  • One sheet of 4’x8’ x 1/4" Luan Plywood, 24’ total of 2”x4” lumber, One pound of fasteners (no other adhesives, caulking, wire, etc. may be used), One 60 yard roll of duct tape, and Paint or stain of any kind may be used (not included in supplies package).  Urethane is NOT permitted.
  • NO OTHER MATERIALS MAY BE USED for the structural integrity, buoyancy, stability, or sealant of the vessel; however, other items (cardboard, rope, cloth, tape, wood, etc.) may be used in the decoration of the boat.  If judges determine these items have contributed to the structural integrity, buoyancy, stability, or water seal of the boat and cannot be removed prior to race time, you will be disqualified.  No refunds will be given. 
  • Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices are required.  One will be provided for you, if necessary. 
  • Single or double paddles will be provided.  Outside paddles are not permitted.
  • If you appear intoxicated or unfit to participate, for safety reasons, you will not be permitted to race.  Refunds will NOT be given. 
  • You may enter multiple vessels, but one entry fee per vessel is required. For a nominal fee of $20, you may enter a vessel in up to one additional race class.  This MUST be done at the time of sponsorship registration.
  • The same person must captain your vessel in all races of a certain race class. For instance, you may not change captains if your captain gets tired.
  • We encourage sponsorship of youth organizations to build and race boats for you.  (Boy Scouts, Real Life Children’s Ranch, etc.)
  • This event is for charity and will be handled on the “honor system” with only basic boat inspections.
  • Rules are subject to change without notice.  Visit www.MinimalRegatta.com for updates.

::Event Information::

  • This is a homemade boat race with the course only being approximately twice the length of a football field.
  • This year’s theme will be “Okeechobee's Centennial” (i.e. Brahmans, Fishing, Southland Hotel, etc.).  Teams are encouraged to decorate to this theme, as it will be an eligibility requirement for many of the awards.
  • There will be tons of stuff to do on Friday night, including games, amazing food, dancing, and live entertainment!
  • Mandatory boat check-in will be on Friday, October 2, 2015, from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at C. Scott Driver Park located at 10100 West Highway 78, Okeechobee, FL 34972.  Dinner and entertainment will begin at 7:00 PM. (See below for number of tickets given per sponsorship level.  Additional tickets may be purchased for only $12.00 each the day of the event and $10 each if purchased in advance.  Family, friends, and general public are encouraged to attend! Some awards will be presented at the Friday night dinner.  Make sure your boat is there by 7:00 PM to qualify!
  • FIREWORKS START AT APPROXIMATELY 8 PM!!!
  • Races will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at C. Scott Driver Park starting at 9:00 AM sharp.
  • Food and drinks on Saturday will be served at a “Minimal” cost.  This event is FUN & AFFORDABLE!
  • Entry Fees cover the cost of ALL building materials, except paint and decorations.  The cost is the same whether you supply your own materials or use ours.  Materials may be picked up from Okeechobee W&W Lumber or Okeechobee Home Depot.
  • No price reduction will be given for reused boats, as we encourage new and exciting boat ideas each year.
  • There will be ample covered seating for spectators this year.  Please bring a chair for seating.
  • Money raised will go towards sending a young person to Firefighter/EMT School, college scholarships, and other charitable activities of For Okeechobee, Inc., including proposed construction of a special needs playground.
  • If your boat is “built for speed” (similar to a kayak), you will be placed in the kayak class regardless of age or what you signed up for originally.  Please keep this in mind if building a boat for a younger person as refunds will not be given.

::Ways to Win::

  • Fastest in Class
  • Best Theme / Paint job
  • Team Spirit
  • Best Display Area
  • And many more...

::Sponsorship Levels::

  • Bronze Canoe:  $200 – boat entry, 10’x10’ display area, 1 event shirt, 1 dinner ticket, & a swag bag
  • Silver Bass Boat:  $500 – above plus, 10’x10’ preferred display area, sponsor banner, 2 dinner tickets, mentioned in some advertising.
  • Gold Yacht:  $1,500 – above plus, 10’x10’ box seating area, premium sponsor banner, mentioned in radio interviews and most advertising, 3 event shirts, 5 dinner tickets, 1 VIP reserved parking pass, VIP swag bag, & first right of refusal for this sponsorship level next year.
  • Platinum Cruise Liner: $5,000 – above plus, 10’x10’ premium box seating area, ultra-premium sponsor, banner, mentioned in all promotional material and advertising, 5 event shirts, 10 dinner tickets, 2 VIP reserved parking passes, & a VIP swag bag.

After registering, please contact J.D. Mixon at 863-634-1778 to be provided your Materials Slip for your boat supplies!


C. Scott Driver Park

Friday, Oct 2 2015, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 3 2015, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

10100 Hwy 78 West, Okeechobee, FL 34974

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By submitting, you acknowledge and understand that any boat entered into the Adam Bryant Minimal Regatta my be retained by For Okeechobee, Inc. to be used for future marketing and will become the property of For Okeechobee, Inc. The boat may or may not be returned. We appreciate your assistance in expanding our philanthropic impact.

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