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Cardboard Boat Regatta

Assemble a team, build a boat, and see how seaworthy your vessel really is!

Teams of at least one adult (age 18+) and one student (age 8-14) will build a boat entirely out of cardboard and duct tape and bring it to Kandle Pool to test its seaworthyness!

Competitors and their families will receive a pass for a free swim to use at Kandle Pool after it opens for the season.

Teams are limited to 2 adults (age 18+) and 4 students (age 8-14).

The rules are simple: create the best boat you can using cardboard, duct tape, and your imagination. Only one passenger needs to be able to ride in the craft (though participants are welcome to go above and beyond, and try for larger crew sizes). A time-trial lap around the pool will be the first round, followed by a 'last boat standing' elimination round where the waves at Kandle Pool will be turned on.


All hands on deck!

Kandle Pool
2323 N Shirley St, Tacoma, WA 98407

Check-in at 9:30 am
Event Begins at 10:00 am

For more information, contact Christopher McCallister at or (407) 756-8568