Minnesota families set sail in first-ever cardboard boat race

(WIAT) — Families set sail this weekend for a hands-on race in Minnesota.

Families broke out the cardboard and duct tape for the first-ever cardboard boat race.

Eight cardboard boats tried to survive the journey across the pool, but most sailors had to abandon ship.

Organizers said they saw other towns hold the competition and decided to shake things up a bit at the local water park.

Participants were treated to passes at the waterpark, and the winners of each heat won gift cards.

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