Schools compete in 8th Annual Model Boat Race
Monday, November 25, 2019

Nine teams from seven provincial schools participated in the 8th Annual Model Boat Race held Nov. 23 at the Fisheries and Marine Institute’s flume tank.

Throughout the competition, teams demonstrated their vessels’ ability to manoeuvre through the slalom course of buoys and race head-to-head for the title of fastest boat.

Boat Race Best Overall-Fastest Boat-Brookside Int-team 2

Clarenville High School won the distinction as the most manoeuvrable vessel during the morning heats in the slalom course. The fastest boat was one of two teams entered in the competition by the Portugal Cove-St. Phillips school, Brookfield Intermediate 2, as teams raced each other in the afternoon.

Also participating were: Ascension Collegiate, Brookside Intermediate, Crescent Collegiate, Lewisporte Collegiate, Riverside Elementary and St. Mark’s School.

Boat Race Super Skippers-St. Marks

The following Model Boat Race awards were presented:

  • Fastest Boat – Brookside Intermediate 2, Portugal Cove-St. Phillips
  • Most Manoeuvrable Boat – Clarenville High, Clarenville
  • Best Poster and Design Booklet – Crescent Collegiate, South Dildo
  • Most Innovative Design – Riverside Elementary, Clarenville
  • Most Aesthetically Pleasing Boat – Lewisporte Collegiate, Lewisporte
  • Best Team Spirit – Ascension Collegiate 2, Bay Roberts
  • Super Skippers – Jorja Newell and Brooklyn Keough, St. Mark’s, King’s Cove

Boat Race Most Manoeuvrable -Clarenville High

Each team designs and builds their own 70-centimetre vessel and MI supplies the propulsion system. Teams also produces a poster board display describing their vessel and a design booklet that includes the sketches and concepts used in the overall design and manufacture of their boat.

The Model Boat Race is co-ordinated by the Office of Student Recruitment and the School of Maritime Studies to showcase the institute’s Marine Engineering Systems Design program and Naval Architecture program.

The event was supported Genoa Designed International and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Boat Race Model Boat Race 2019 - All teams