LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Bourbon sampling determined which
barrel boats would serve on board as they compete in the 2014 Great Steamboat
Friday representatives of the Kentucky Derby Festival,
the Belle of Louisville and the Belle of Cincinnati participated in the tasting
as the tasks and scoring system that will determine the winner of the Ohio
River race between the Belles was announced.
Instead of racing to cross the
finish line first, crews on the Belle of Louisville and the Belle of
Cincinnati will have to complete the following 10 tasks:
No. 1: Jousting inflatable competition
No. 2: Obstacle inflatable course
No. 3: Handy line toss
No. 4: Monkey fist toss
No. 5: Miniature Paddle Wheel Assembly
No. 6: Calliope contest
No. 7: Buoy flag retrieval
No. 8: VIP retrieval
No. 9: Bourbon barrel retrieval
No. 10: Boat race finish
Officials said not completing a
task would result in a 35 point penalty. In addition to the 10 tasks passengers
will have the opportunity to sample and vote for their favorite bourbon. The Belle
with the most votes will be awarded a mint julep trophy.
Great Steamboat Race start at 6 p.m. on April 30. For more information, click here.