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Want to build a boat in four hours?

Belfast -

BELFAST, Maine – The National Boat building Challenge, sponsored by the Belfast Rotary Club, will take place during the Belfast Harbor Fest at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Steamboat Landing in Belfast.

The challenge involves two-person teams building a 12-foot wooden skiff in under four hours, followed by a rowing race. Teams are judged on how quickly they complete construction, the quality of the craftsmanship and their speed on the water in the two-man relay rowing race. For the $150 entry fee, each team receives plans and building materials, a workspace and competes for a $300 first-place prize, $150 for second place and a $50 gift certificate for third place. Teams provide their own tools, worktables and oars, which can be made before hand.

On Sunday, there will be a Habitat Lobster Gala from noon to 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 for the fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County and be obtained by calling 338-2344.

For more information or to register, call 322-5805 or visit www.belfastharborfest.com.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Toni Mailloux

Telephone Number: (207)930-6763

Website: http://

Email: tmailloux@wcgh.org