WARRENSBURG — Miniature mariners and adults set sail Saturday morning, Aug. 10, with paint and duct tape holding together their cardboard boat creations.

Eight competitors constructed cardboard boat creations for the annual Cardboard Boat Race competition hosted at the Nassif Aquatic Center.

Some boats stayed afloat, others rapidly took on water. All competitors were required to wear a life vest while in the water.

London Russell’s boat, The Unicorn, won the Titanic Award.

David Brisbin’s boat, the 2 Hot 2 Touch, won the Innovative Construction category and first place in the 12 and under category.

Josh and Logan Turney’s boat, the SS Moo Cow, won the Best Decorated award.

Mason and Camden Kenneneck’s boat, the K5, won the Most Original award and first place in Team/family.

Steve Grandfield’s boat, The Survivor, won in the Adult category.

Other competitors were James Russell, US Flag Army; Jordan Wilson, The Toaster; and Jack Moore, Fire Archer.

If their boats were still intact after the competition, competitors were allowed to paddle around the pool.

Staff Writer Sara Lawson can be reached by emailing sara.lawson@dsjnow.com or by calling (660) 747-8123.​

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