A big splash was made at Waverley Lake on Sunday, as the Rotary Club of Youngtown held its annual Soggy Bottom Cardboard Box Boat Regatta.
To begin the day, Launceston mayor Albert van Zetten and alderman Simon Wood brought their boat, the Duck within Reach, to race against Rotary Club of Youngtown president Tas Rainbow and member Ian Smith.
Though it put up a good fight, the Duck within Reach took on too much water and sunk, leaving Mr Rainbow and Mr Smith the clear winners.
Other events taking place throughout the day included dragon boat races, dry races, zorb balls, and a jumping castle.
Club vice-president and regatta chairwoman Sandy Astill said the day had been “awesome”.
“The weather is perfect, lots of people have brought boats. It’s great to see the kids having some fun,” she said.
“We’re really, really happy. It’s been magnificent.”
Ms Astill said fundraising was sitting at about $15,000 as of Sunday afternoon, but they aimed to raise $30,000 for rural health initiatives and youth opportunity programs.
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