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Cardboard Kayak-King Event in Pembrokeshire, Wales

Cardboard Kayak-King Event 2014

September 22nd, 2014

Cardboard Kayak-King

The Annual Cardboard Kayak-King Event

Laughter, dedication and soggy cardboard – A perfect combination for a silly evening in Fishguard.

 

On Saturday (20th September 2014) an amazing evening of cardboard kayak silliness was had in Lower Town Fishguard Harbour. With well over one hundred and fifty spectators along the quay wall the atmosphere was electric. The crowd had a great time enjoying the laughter, hog roast and beer (Provided by the excellent Cafe On the Quay) while cheering on the fun loving competitors who made their voyage out into the sea in home made kayaks. The Kayaks were made using only Cardboard, Duct tape, Glue and dreams took to the water in an all out battle for glory and awards!

 

The Cardboard Kayak race in Lower Town Fishguard was a massive success will you enter next year?

 

 

Cardboard Kayak-King Event

An amazing evening with well over one hundred and fifty spectators was had in Lower Town Fishguard Harbour!Cardboard kayaks, piloted by intrepid people, float (or sink) in a rigorous competition designed to test the kayaks to destruction… Observe the battle between rival cardboard kayaking craftsmen.

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Kryssy making her way towards the course in her bespoke made cardboard kayak
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The competitors cardboard kayaks lined up before the race..
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Cardboard kayak race with Stingray taking the win while others sink around them...
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With well over one hundred and fifty spectators along the quay wall the atmosphere was electric. The crowd had a great time enjoying the laughter, hog roast and beer (Provided by the excellent Cafe On the Quay) while cheering on the fun loving competitors who made their voyage out into the sea in home made kayaks.
[img src=http://kayak-king.com/wp-content/gallery/cardboard-kayak-king-event/thumbs/thumbs__Cardboard Kayak-King20092014_ (22).jpg]550Best cardboard kayak
Here we have Sakura Workshop's fantastic entry! This kayak powered by the awesome Krystyna cleared our Sprint course in two paddle strokes! Krystyna even had time to celebrate her blistering speed before finishing in a record time!!!
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With so many designs our competition was a great success check out this armchair style cardboard kayak.
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The Kayaks were made using only Cardboard, Duct tape, Glue and dreams took to the water in an all out battle for glory and awards!
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The first few cardboard kayak competitors lined up and ready to go...<br />
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Making headlines being quietly confident in their wonderful cardboard kayak!
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Lobster Revenge showing off their sinking skills...
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Another sensible day at work - Celebrating the kind donation of a Fishing boat for our judges/commentary box...
[img src=http://kayak-king.com/wp-content/gallery/cardboard-kayak-king-event/thumbs/thumbs__Cardboard Kayak-King20092014_ (6).jpg]370Best cardboard kayak theme Sharkinator 3000
This years “Best themed kayak & paddler” Award goes to this fantastic kayak called the "Sharkinator 3000". Weeks of work created this wonderful kayak that proved to be more than just good looking by being a strong and capable craft that was tough competition in the events!
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Hammerhead Shark Created by Gracey and Efa - A raft style construction with fantastic decoration...
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Making Headlines living up to their name in this competition...
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Sakura workshops amazing kayak and in the background we have Kayak-King's entry to this years race... We have fondly called it the Skip!<br />
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Neil created his kayak in just 50 minutes...As he left the Quay he lost one end of his paddle and then performed a gallant and impressive sinking winning him the "Titanic award"...
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the start of the cardboard kayak race 2014 in Fishguard Wales..
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A great craft piloted brilliantly by the girls in our cardboard kayak comp.
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Cardboard kayak sinking feeling - Best sinking award!
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Hammerhead cardboard kayak powering through the course...
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Cardboard kayak sinking feeling - Best sinking award!
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Neil created his kayak in just 50 minutes...As he left the Quay he lost one end of his paddle and then performed a gallant and impressive sinking winning him the "Titanic award"...
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Flying along the cardboard kayak course we have - Spearhead
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Our cardboard kayak race winners showing of their skills..
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Lobster cardboard kayak sinking
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Another fantastic cardboard craft that was very well made!
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The Sharkinator 3000 cardboard kayak makes it's way back in after a successful maiden voyage..
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Lobster cardboard kayak sinking
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This little boat was incredibly well made and a serious contender for the best themed kayak!<br />
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Lobster cardboard kayak sinking
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GO HUW! - This little chap really did display some amazing kayaking skills in a perfect and Huw sized cardboard kayak that he built himself! <br />
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“Cardboard Titanic Award” - Most Impressive sinking! The award for 2014 goes to…<br /> Neils 50 minute makes
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Cardboard kayak destruction derby winners
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Celebrating the win! Cardboard kayak race winners!<br />
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“Main cardboard kayak event winner” – Fastest competitor on the course events goes to…<br /> Spearhead
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kid in a cardboard kayak in Lower Town Fishguard in Wales.

 

“Cardboard kayaks, piloted by intrepid people, float (or sink) in a rigorous competition designed to test the kayaks to destruction…”

 

 

The Results:

Sprint:

1st – SAKURA TOURS
2nd – Kayak-King
3rd – Spearhead

 

The Race:

1st – Stingray
2nd – Spearhead
3rd – Octocox

 

The Destruction Derby:

1st – Making Headlines
2nd – Octocox
3rd – Spearhead

 

Award Winners:

“Best themed kayak & paddler” – Most awesome looking kayak and paddler combination! The award for 2014 goes to…

Sharkinator 3000

 

“Titanic Award” – Most Impressive sinking! The award for 2014 goes to…

 Neils 50 minute makes

 

“Main event winner” – Fastest competitor on the course events goes to…

 Spearhead

 

“Last man/women Standing” – Final Destruction Derby with the last remaining competitor taking the win. The award for 2014 goes to…

Making Headlines

 

The Cardboard Kayak race in Lower Town Fishguard was a massive success will you enter next year?

 

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