Summerside Lobster Carnival

Master Packaging Inc. Cardboard Boat Races

Show your Community Spirit by Participating!

Races coordinated by our partner:

Event Challenge

With the arrival of high tide in the Spinnakers’ Landing waterway, the Master Packaging Inc. Summerside Lobster Carnival Cardboard Boat Races are launched. The boats, representing businesses, organizations, and individuals, compete in a series of elimination heats until the winner is declared.


First place might go to the fastest time or the boat still floating. It is suspense at its best until the last minute of the races. Spectators line the banks of the waterway to cheer on their favorite entry and watch the floundering as a boat goes down. The winning trophies are sponsored by Master Packaging Inc.  


Saturday, July 13th

7 PM –Pre-registration sign in – new entries still welcomed

7:30 PM – Start Time

Location: Spinnakers’ Landing, 150 Heather Moyse Drive, Summerside Waterfront



Race participants can build their own boat. Generation XX, who builds some of the boats, has  now reached capacity for boat building and will not be able to offer boat-building services for participants.  

Approved material includes:

Cardboard, duct tape, string or rope, wax, and white glue.


Materials that are strictly prohibited:

Styrofoam, wood, metal, plastic, rubber, staples.


Handle portion of paddles may be made from wood.


Maximum length of boat is 20 feet.


A boat's crew may consist of :

  • 1 - 4 boat crew members

  • 1 - 6 land crew members (to help get boat in water)


No entry fee for participating.


Explanation of how the race works will be given at the time of the race.

Cardboard Boat Race Registration Form

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HMCS Summerside 2018 race winner

Proudly Sponsored by:
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