20160618 - CL Cardboard Regatta (hrb) - nwherald

Michelle LaVigne/ For Shaw Media
Heather Killian of Northbrook, 10-year-old Kane Swisher of Crystal Lake and Kelly Wilson of Des Plaines take off at the start of the 32nd annual America’s Cardboard Cup Regatta June 18 at the Crystal Lake Park District’s Main Beach. Killian has competed for 16 years in the regatta although this is first year she participated without her children. “My kids asked me ‘why are you doing this?’ and I told them, ‘hey I have to live!’”