Teams Sought for Thru the Chute Boat Race

New Braunfels, Texas –New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department invites contestants to design and build their own cardboard boats and race them down the City Tube Chute in the seventh annual Thru the Chute Boat Race and River Expo. The event will kick off at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 29th at the City of New Braunfels Tube Chute in Prince Solms Park.

“Categories for entries include both Novice and Expert and Awards given in the novice category include Spirit, Epic Fail, Creative and Overboard Advertising. The expert category is a timed race and awards are given for first, second and third fastest vessels.”

Event registration is $30 per vessel through April 8th, $45 per vessel on or after April 9th and there is no cost for the public to view the often hilarious event.


Thru the Chute is hosted by the City of New Braunfels Park and Recreation Department, and is sponsored in part by the New Braunfels Yacht Club and H-E-B.


For more information, boat building guidelines, or race rules call 830-221-4350 or download the registration packet from