It’s regatta time! We’ve been meeting bi-weekly for almost a month and now the day has arrived and we will put our boat, RHS-TechAhoy, to the test. How will she fare against the competition and handle in the choppy harbor waves at Valentino Pier? Will our captain steer us true? Will our crane operators secure the cargo each time?
Today all those questions and more will be answered! Come join us for this free event, hosted by Pioneer Works.
2019 Red Hook Regatta
Pioneer Works proudly presents the fifth annual Red Hook Regatta—a community event where hundreds of spectators gather on Valentino Pier to watch homemade boats navigate the rough seas of New York City’s shipping harbor. This event will feature free catered food and half time entertainment including DJ sets by Red Hook Record Shop owner Bene Coopersmith, a dance performance by Cora Dance, and activations by Pioneer Works artists and staff.
The Regatta is produced in partnership with youth and staff from Red Hook Community Justice Center and Red Hook Initiative who also participated in our 8-week 3D Printed Boat Program.
3D-Printed Boat Race Rules
The main event features 3D-printed, radio-controlled boats. Teams will compete to transport “cargo” (foam containers with metal plates) from “Stevedores” on the beach to designated “crane operators”, who will be receiving the cargo on the pier using fishing rods equipped with red magnetic hooks. Each cargo container picked up by a crane constitutes one point for that boat’s team, and the boat with the most points is the winner.
For more information head over to the 2019 Red Hook Regatta program page.
Near the corner of Coffey St. and Ferris St.
Red Hook, Brooklyn, 11231