Please note that for liability insurance reasons and spectator safety, table saws (of any size) are no longer allowed in the competition.
Each team will be awarded points for their standing against other teams and the lowest score wins. Each team’s individual score is based on the following:
Each team will have a 4 hour time limit to build the boat. Points will be awarded for simple elapsed time. First place will receive 3/4 point (the fractional score prevents tie scores), second place will receive 2 points, third place will receive 3 points, fourth place will receive 4 points, fifth place will receive 5 points, and so on.
Each team’s boat will be evaluated by our judges taking into account adherence to the plans, the general appearance of the boat and the overall quality of workmanship. The judge’s evaluations will be compiled and scoring points will be given as above (3/4 to the best boat, 2 point to the second, three points to the third, etc.)
The race will be a relay on an even course with each team member rowing one leg each. The course will be short with simple straight lines and one turn. (The rower’s head must break the plane of the turn-around line.) The boat’s touching the dock will determine the completion time for each team. Scoring points will be assigned as above.