$50 Boat Race

The Aquafest $50 Boat Race is a favorite family event. Participants and spectators alike enjoy the race on
the beautiful Lake Stevens. It’s been chronicled on television and in the local newspapers.

Fee: Pre-Registration Fee is $10.00 paid Online by  5pm July 30th

               Day of race -  $20.00 Cash or Check payable at check in.

Registration Opens May 1st, 2022



The idea is to build and sail a boat using a minimum cost, yet still harness the wind for the fastest finish time. Often the boats are primarily constructed of recyclables and require some finesse to get them across the finish line. In fact it’s not unusual to see sailors re-assembling their boats during the race. The race is intended to be downwind to make it easier for those with little or no sailing experience and to simplify their yachts. Distance may be around 200 yards or more (subject to wind conditions).  The sailors compete for oversized trophies with some novel categories such as “Oops Nice Try” or “Should have been first”.

The race begins Sunday July 31 at noon at the downtown boat launch. Come early and check out the boats up close and then watch the fun!