Paddling to keep above water

Nick Geary, 18, front, and Matt Gillespie, 17, continue to paddle as their entry in the seventh heat begins to break-up during the 17th annual cardboard boat races at East Lyme High School Monday, January 7, 2013. Students in Technology Education teacher Lew Tucker's Engineering and pre-Engineering classes build and race the boats as part of their coursework. Other students as well as faculty, staff and guests are invited to participate. Tucker's students are required to construct a boat using only cardboard and duct tape and complete one lap of the pool.
Nick Geary, 18, front, and Matt Gillespie, 17, continue to paddle as their entry in the seventh heat begins to break-up during the 17th annual cardboard boat races at East Lyme High School Monday, January 7, 2013. Students in Technology Education teacher Lew Tucker's Engineering and pre-Engineering classes build and race the boats as part of their coursework. Other students as well as faculty, staff and guests are invited to participate. Tucker's students are required to construct a boat using only cardboard and duct tape and complete one lap of the pool. Sean D. Elliot/The Day Buy Photo

East Lyme - High school students in Technology Education teacher Lew Tucker's Engineering and pre-Engineering classes built and raced the boats as part of their coursework Monday.

Tucker's students are required to construct a boat using only cardboard and duct tape and complete one lap of the pool. Other students as well as faculty, staff and guests are invited to participate.

A team of nine paddlers gets under way in the first heat of the 17th annual cardboard boat races at East Lyme High School Monday, January 7, 2013. Students in Technology Education teacher Lew Tucker's Engineering and pre-Engineering classes build and race the boats as part of their coursework.
A team of nine paddlers gets under way in the first heat of the 17th annual cardboard boat races at East Lyme High School Monday, January 7, 2013. Students in Technology Education teacher Lew Tucker's Engineering and pre-Engineering classes build and race the boats as part of their coursework. Sean D. Elliot/The Day Buy Photo
Emma Perry, 17, celebrates as she and teammate Brandon Page, 17, complete their lap before their entry in the 17th annual cardboard boat races at East Lyme High School disintegrates Monday, January 7, 2013. Students in Technology Education teacher Lew Tucker's Engineering and pre-Engineering classes build and race the boats as part of their coursework.
Emma Perry, 17, celebrates as she and teammate Brandon Page, 17, complete their lap before their entry in the 17th annual cardboard boat races at East Lyme High School disintegrates Monday, January 7, 2013. Students in Technology Education teacher Lew Tucker's Engineering and pre-Engineering classes build and race the boats as part of their coursework. Sean D. Elliot/The Day Buy Photo
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