Caybrew has signed on as the title sponsor for the inaugural Cardboard Boat Regatta taking place during Pirates Week.
Teams will compete for prizes in several categories including most original boat, best costumes, first sinker and the most spectacular sinker, among others. The vessels are made entirely out of cardboard and duct tape.
The race takes place in Hog Sty Bay on Saturday, 17 November at 4pm on the final weekend of the festival.
Fifteen teams have signed up to date, with the official registration taking place tonight during happy hour at Breezes by the Bay. Participants will be given information packages and goodie bags along with complimentary food and beverages.
Funds raised from the regatta will go back into the community to purchase special playground equipment for handicapped youngsters, a project spearheaded by race organisers Russell Linford and Sophia Snape.
‘The Cayman Islands Brewery, as a Caymanian company, is committed to supporting community projects which aim to reach out to local people,’ Kate Cuming, Marketing and Sales Manager for Caybrew, said in a press release.
‘The funds being raised by the organisers are being channelled towards the build of the first playground for disabled children in Cayman, which we believe will add huge benefit to the children’s playtime.’
Caybrew intends to support the charitable efforts of Mr. Linford and Ms Snape by giving its customers the option of donating their bottle return money to the charity, going forward past Pirates Week.
Caybrew bottles can be returned to the brewery in Prospect, where they are recycled. Customers receive 8 cents per bottle. Those returning a full case of 24 receive 10 cents per bottle. A donation box for the disabled children’s playground project is in place at the brewery.