On August 20th 2017, members of S.C.O.T.S. Bots gathered at the Portuesi household for a barbecue, and their own regatta in which the team got into groups of three students all working together to build the fastest boat. The only catch being that all the students were allowed to use was cardboard and duct tape. The event was to celebrate all of the outreach that S.C.O.T.S. Bots had done over the summer, as well as provide an entertaining team building exercise for its students. After over two hours of building, the three groups were challenged with making it to the end of the Portuesi's dock, and back without having their ship sink. The only boat that successfully completed its objective was the "S.S. SWIMMY" which was deemed the fastest boat, and given an award. Afterwards members of S.C.O.T.S. Bots went swimming off of the Portuesi's boat. The event was very enjoyable, and was a great way to get the team ready for the new season.