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12th Annual

Duct Tape Regatta

The (Wet & Hilarious!) International Duct Tape Regatta returns to City Bay in North Hero Village in 2017 on Saturday, August 5th. Registration and inspection begin at 9am. The races start at 10am.

Contestants race their home-made boats from the North Hero House Beach to the Hero’s Welcome dock…a distance of approximately 600 ft. All ages are welcome!

The boats may be any length, and any design…the crazier the better…but must be constructed from only 2 materials: Cardboard and Duct Tape.  No staples, glue, metal, rubber, wood or resin…nothing else!

There will be 7 Heats*: 

Kids 6 and Under must be accompanied by adults walking through the water beside each boat. Adults will need water-ready beach shoes.

Kids 7-14 Singles

Kids 7-14 with 2 or more crew members. 

Adults 15 to 60  Singles 

Adults 15 to 60 with 2 or more crew members. 

Seniors  61 and over with any number of crew members.

Crazy Crews with mixed ages 7 and over with 2 or more paddlers.

* Heats may be adjusted according to turn-out

Propulsion is limited to feet, hands, single un-attached oars, canoe and kayak paddles. All racers must be wearing life vests.

Register on Race Day, beginning at 9am.

Registration Fee is just $10. per boat or $100 to sponsor the race.

Trophies for the Heat Winners, and for extraordinary feats, such as Biggest Wipe-Out, Most Creative Design, Most Effective Design, Most Determined Racers.

All proceeds will be donated to the North Hero Historical Society, for the further preservation of the North Hero Community Hall. 

More info? or 802-598-3743


 North Hero, Vermont

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Lodging near North Hero, VT:

Shore Acres Inn & Restaurant (North Hero) -

Expertly managed for many years by the same family. A favorite of returning "flatlanders" and local residents year over year. The setting on North Hero Island is breathtaking.

The North Hero House -
Located in the center of North Hero village, directly on the shore of Lake Champlain. An ancient road house inn, fully updated, but wonderfully preserved. No two rooms alike! Fabulous restaurant as well, featuring Sunday Brunch and Saturday Lobster Dinner.

Adam's Landing Bed & Breakfast (Grand Isle) -
Allenholm Farm (South Hero) -
Holiday Harbor Motel (North Hero) -
Ruthcliffe Lodge & Restaurant (Isle La Motte)-

Porch Light Property Management & Rentals -

Great Rental Cottages We've Found:

The Turner Farmhouse

Vermont State Parks -

Apple Island Resort -

The Fisk Farm -

Local Motion -

Island Arts -

St. Anne's Shrine -

Alburgh Golf Club -

Northland Boats -

New England Power Boats Service -

Ladd's Landing Marina -

North Hero Marine -

Apple Island Resort -

The North Hero House -

Shore Acres -

Ruthcliffe Lodge -

The Blue Paddle -

Ransom Bay Inn -

Grand Isle Lake House -

The North Hero House

Shore Acres -

Snow Farm Winery -

Alburgh golf Club -

Farmers' Markets

Darby Farm -

Allenholm Farm -

Savage Gardens -

Grand Isle Nursery -

East Shore Vineyard -

Snow Farm Winery -

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