Red Hook Regatta

Brooklyn Boatworks

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On June 11th Red Hook Regatta we took a trip to Brooklyn Bridge Park to attend the Brooklyn Boatworks boating event. When we got to the event area we noticed four handcrafted boats sitting in the water waiting for some boatsmen to take them on their first journey into the sea. Around 12:30 pm everyone gathered around the dock, then people entered the boats and started sailing. Unfortunately there wasn't much wind, so most of the boats were at a standstill. Nevertheless we gathered a lot of information such as rules, weather, materials and some boating terminology, like draft & freeboard. Draft refers to the water below, while freeboard refers to the water above a ship. It was time well spent and we will apply our new knowledge to our boat race event.