Kardboard Kayakers Race for Glory Before Soggy Reality Sinks In: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum fields 25 teams for annual duct tape-and-box regatta at West Beach

Armed with only a box cutter, a roll of duct tape, a ruler and a magic marker, participants in Saturday’s annual Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Kardboard Kayak Races were tasked with transforming two 8-foot-by-4-foot sheets of cardboard into seaworthy vessels. … While practicality was the main objective in building the boat, some contestants also took stylishness into consideration, according to Westmont College student Jordan Bleeker.

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