Previous Cardboard Regatta


Saturday, 29 September 2018
Registration begins                 10:00 am
Captains' meeting                   11:50 am
Preliminary heats begin          12:00 pm


It's fun! And it:

  • Applies Archimedes principles of lotation to a fun event
  • Promotes creative problem solving
  • Encourages teamwork
  • Builds self-confidence
  • Increases self-esteem
  • Fosters insight using a design/build process
  • Secures bragging rights when team wins a cool award, and
  • No entry fee thanks to our generous sponsors.
  • Details

    The Great Cardboard Boat Regatta© began in 1974 as a project for a design class at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill. Shaddai Shriners presents its version of this family-friendly event for Bay County while trying to preserve the original concepts upon which the regatta was founded.

    Only corrugated cardboard, duct tape, glue, and paint may be used in construction. Decorating the boat is encouraged.
    A Water Safety Crew will be onsite at all times for a safe, enjoyable, and exciting learning experience for students and spectators.


    The regatta will be held at Porter Park in Lynn Haven, FL on SR77N just at the foot of the Bailey Bridge.

    As you look over our website, please don't hesitate to contact us for questions or to receive the complete official rules.

    NOTE: Anyone who wants to build a boat to race can. It is not just for Students!

    For questions, please contact
          Bob Shipman