Getting People On The Water

Published on October 17th, 2015

Hollywood, FL (October 17, 2015) – Stepping into the cool, slightly choppy waters off the Hollywood marina, ten-year-old Donovan Driscoll was looking for redemption.

“The [other boat] hit my boat and I got flipped over.” Donovan said.

Donovan and his dad Dan Driscoll Sr., 45, of Pompano Beach, made sure that wouldn’t happen again by outfitting the front of the boat with outriggers for stability. With a cone tip wrapped in duct tape and a basic rectangle frame their boat, The Spitfire, might not be the flashiest but their focus was only on speed..

Their boat was one of 22 competing Saturday at the Seventh Annual Hollywood Cardboard Boat Race at the Hollywood Marina.

Event organizer Renee Richards-Lukehart with the Hollywood Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department, said the event helps bring the community together and gives exposure to the large, local boating population.

“It also allows the families to have an outing outside. No computers, no technology required. Just plain old fun with cardboard and tape,” Richards-Lukehart said. – Sun Sentinel, full story and video

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