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The Toyota Quick 'n' Dirty Boat Building Contest is a two-day fun-filled festival in and of itself. The teams bring a Mardi Gras feel to the festival by picking outrageous themes, naming their boats and costuming for the parade to the river. "Lords of the Tchefuncte", and "Reigning Clowns" are two examples of names past crews have used. First, Second and Third place trophies are given as well as special trophies for "Best of Show", "Shipshape Award" and "Subsurface Cruiser".

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  • Each crew has 14 hours to build a boat out of only the materials provided to them.
  • The boats may have up to two crew members and must complete the course of approximately 100 yards in length from the starting line to the buoy and back.
  • One leg of the course is rowed and the other leg is a leeward sail. The wind direction on contest day will determine the sailing leg of the course.
  • The winners get a cool trophy and of course, bragging rights for a whole year.