Beaufort Wooden Boat Building Contest – May 2017

On Saturday, May 6, 20 CFMC members met at the Battleship North Carolina parking lot and caravanned to Beaufort, NC to attend the 10th Annual National Boat Building Challenge. That made an impressive line of 10 Miatas driving in a row. When we arrived in Beaufort, the group was given a briefing by one of the contest organizers, Mr. Tom Russell, on the rules and history of the boat building challenge. The group had planned on an afternoon boat cruise to see wild horses, but due to the winds, the boats were unable to take us on a cruise. After a tasty lunch, our group had time to watch the end of the boat building contest and to see the teams launch their boats in a rowing contest.