Clermont Cardboard Classic makes for fun on the water

August 8, 2018

For the most part, the sport of rowing is pretty hard work. But on Saturday in Clermont, the Lake County Rowing Association turned the sport into pure enjoyment as it held the Clermont Cardboard Classic at Waterfront Park. The races served as a fundraiser for LCRA, which is based at the Clermont Boathouse. There were 25 registered entries, although not all showed for the races, and plenty of people on hand to watch. Competitors were divided into four age groups, from age 5 up. Paddles could be made of anything, but boats had to be made of cardboard. And not all the action was on the water. There was food, drinks and live music.

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