A. All participants must wear U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets while in the water. Ski belts are not acceptable.
B. Vessel must be made by the participant with flotation dependent upon milk cartons/jugs. Waxing, shellacking, or covering hulls with materials such as plastic, lamination, or metal is not allowed.
C. Vessels must stay inside their designated course during the race. Crossing lanes will result in disqualification.
D. Vessels should be no longer than 8 feet in length.
E. No engines or motors of any kind are allowed. Propulsion power or any other kind of stored energy is also prohibited. This means human power only!
F. Any propeller or mechanical devices must be covered by a protective enclosure.
G. Vessels must keep the same design for all events. Additions or changes to boats during the races will result in disqualification.
H. Nothing is to be thrown or released from boats while in water. Violation results in immediate disqualification.
I. Each vessel will be inspected prior to the race to make sure that it fits within the rules and safety guidelines outlined on this sheet. Any boat not built according to the Dairy Farmers of Oregon rules may be disqualified.
J. The Dairy Farmers of Oregon will provide boat builders with 40 number of milk jugs at specific locations and times, to be listed on the website. Any other materials beyond what is given are the responsibility of the participant.
K. Participants may choose to compete in one of five speed race divisions:
- Children (7-12)
- Adults (13+)
- Family/Multi-rider (parent with small child)
- Corporate (including businesses, non-profits, and loosely-affiliated groups)
- News Media
All vessels may enter the “Show Boat” division, which will be judged prior to the first division speed race.
L. Participants must be present to win prizes.
M. We reserve the right to cancel any such race due to lack of participants. Participants whose race gets cancelled will be placed in next-best race division.
N. Vessels are only allowed in the casting pond during designated times. Any violation will result in disqualification.
O. Participants are responsible for the transport of their vessel to and from Westmoreland Park on race day.
P. At the end of race day, racers are encouraged to place their milk jugs in on-site recycling bins. Frames can be reused year after year.