On February 11, 2005, Cub Scout Pack 402 played host to some of the most exceptional racing yachts around. The one day sailing competition featured nine Cub Scout Packs from Macon County, Wilson County, Trousdale County, and Smith County.
This is the first time the event has been held in Macon County where no waterways, railways, or interstates limits the area. Racing began around 8 am Saturday and ended Saturday afternoon. Dalton Driver of the Lafayette Pack was awarded champion at the end of the day.
Each scout constructed their own racing vessel from a kit which contained a preshaped hull, keel, rudder, sail and mast. The scouts then used their creativity to design their own pennants and logos.
Nine Cub Scout Packs participated in the races including Macon County's Pack 402, Lebanon Packs 147 and 148, Watertown's Pack 150, Hartsville's Pack 122, Pack 435 from Sam Houston Elementary in Wilson County, Pack 367 from Carthage, Friendship Christian's Pack 206, and Pack 494 which is a combination of Lebanon and Carthage. Each pack raced in desiginated time slots with the top three racers from each pack advancing to the finals on Saturday afternoon.
Racers competeing in the finals for Macon County were Dalton Driver, Landon Reid, and Hunter Jones. The course was constructed of rain gutters filled with water and each racer had to provide the wind behind their sails to advance their regatta. The rules stated you couldn't use your hands or touch the gutters with any part of your body.
Scouts earned a "Rainguard Regatta Badge" for their participation.