The Raingutter Regatta is a racing event for unpowered, unmanned miniature sail boat. The Raingutter Regatta race is an annual event run by Pack 317. With the help of adults, Cub Scouts build their own boats from kits containing a block of balsa wood, mast, a plastic sail, plastic rudder, and a metal keel. 

Get ready to "set sail" on the Raingutter Regatta!

Vehicle Construction

Pack 317 provides an official Raingutter Regatta kit to each Cub Scout. The Scout begins with a trimaran hull, mast, sail, outriggers, and wood screws. The finished boat must meet all requirements, as set forth in the Pack 317 Official Raingutter Regatta Rules (below).

Blocks can be sanded with sandpaper, sanding block, or a powered sander. Following basic design rules, a Cub Scout is able to design and decorate the boat as they choose. Boats vary from unfinished blocks to whimsical objects, to accurate replicas of actual sail boats.

The Race

The Pack 317 Raingutter Regatta Race is run on our own hand-made regatta race track. We use race officials at both ends of the track to administer and officiate the results of the race. The race is run in heats, by den, and overall pack winners. 

Cub Scout Pack 317 Official Raingutter Regatta Rules

Event Rules & Regulations