Cardboard Regatta

cardboard The first annual Cardboard Boat Regatta in partnership with Fishers Parks & Recreation and The Indianapolis Sailing Club takes place on Saturday, August 4 at 10 a.m.at the Indianapolis Sailing Club, and encourages creative thinking as teams race sailboats designed and created from cardboard. After the race, enjoy food, music, and more. 

Children ages 8+ and adults can get ready for the Cardboard Regatta by recruiting teammates, registering their team and building their cardboard boats. Teams can be made up for 2 to 4 people.

Prior to the races, boats will be judged in the following categories (Corporate/club teams and family/individual teams will be judged separately): 

  • Best Original Design
  • Best Construction or Construction Technique
  • Best Decorated
  • Best Team Effort
  • People’s Choice

View rules and regulations for additional details about boat construction and competition details. Stay tuned for more details on the 2019 event coming soon! 


How to Register


The Competition

  • The course is roughly 200 yards.
  • Only corrugated cardboard may be used to create boats, and all boats entered must have an attached sail (the sail may use non-cardboard materials such as cloth or plastic sheeting). See rules and regulations for full details on boat construction. .
  • Propulsion may come from two sources, paddling or sail.  Participants may not be propelled by kicking or paddling by participants in the water.
  • During the races, each event will be timed and awards will be given to the fastest times in each event.
  • There will also be awards for the longest and the shortest boats to get around the race course and for the Most Spectacular Sinking.
  • All riders must bring and wear their own Personal Flotation Devices (PFD's) and paddles.
  • View rules and regulations for additional details about boat construction and competition details.