A Puddle Duck Racer “hatch” is scheduled by the Friends of Yellow Creek for March 24th and April 1st, 2012.

The PDR is an economical, safe, and easy-to-build box boat designed for beginners and families, as well as being suitable for experienced sailors who wish to build XL sails and race. Six Indiana families built them as FOYC projects during 2011 and sailed at Yellow Creek State Park this past summer.

FOYC volunteers will lead a group-build next month.  The basic hull can be completed in one day; families then take home the boats for sanding and painting.  Cost is approximately $200; only basic carpentry skills are required. Currently 2 slots remain for families who would like to be involved.

FOYC co-chair Ken Sherwood observes “it is a great winter project.”  “This year the Friends will also be sponsoring free learn-to-sail sessions for Puddle Duckers.”


“So if you have always wanted to learn to sail, this is your chance.”

Contact for more information or to reserve a spot.