HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) - Boaters hit the water in homemade rafts Saturday in Hampton. It's called the “Freaky Kon-Tiki” and it's part of the 31st annual Hampton Bay Days.
Contestants had to build a raft with materials costing less than $100. The five man teams hit the Hampton River to race. All the rafts had to move the old fashioned way: with man power.
"It was just an event to help people understand, educate people on the Chesapeake Bay. What it brings to us, how we work on it, the benefits that we get from it, and if we don't take care of it, it can go away and it affects us all,” said Terry Anderson, President, Hampton Bay Days.
WAVY-TV and our sister station FOX-43 are sponsors of this year's Hampton Bay Days festival. The festival is three weeks away. Mark your calendars for Sept. 6 through Sept. 8.
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