One of our Olympic Events was a rain gutter regatta race using boats we built out of duct tape and popsicle sticks. The boats were fun to design and build, but once we got them in the water most of us realized we know very little about boat design because most of them immediately sank, or tipped over, over didn't fit in the rain gutter... My own boat was pretty water tight, but it leaned to the left and the sail, which I had stuck on the front, was in the wrong spot making my boat lean forward as well. After some tweaking, some of the boats were deemed water ready, while some of us opted to throw in the metaphorical towel. I tweaked mine a little, but decided I didn't have enough time to fix it as much as it needed so I never did race my boat.
Later that afternoon whoever wanted to race their boats raced in pairs outside the pavilion in two rain gutters.
This is one of the later races, but it's my only auto-awesome. These two will both ultimately come in the top three.
Some of our youngest racers.