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Annenberg Conducts it's Annual Cardboard Yacht Regatta

Marion Davies Award for Fanciest Yacht: Vikings. Most Spirited Crew: Hot Rod . Most Likely to Sink: USS Silver Bullet

 

September 6, 2021

Mary Leipziger

Participants in the annual Cardboard Yacht Regatta, at the Annenberg Beachhouse on Saturday, August 28, 2021.

Annenberg Beach House conducted its 8th annual cardboard yacht races on Saturday. 47 teams participated. The results of the soggy sailing competition were as follows:

Youth/Youth category, 1st place The Zeetano, 2nd place EMS, 3rd place Titanic 2.0

Youth/Adult category: 1st place Old Faithful, 2nd place The Duct Tape Duck, 3rd place Ships-a-Wreck

Adult/Adult category: 1st place SS Whale Shark, 2nd place Bowser’s Airship, 3rd place Kon-Leaky

And award winners:

Marion Davies Award for Fanciest Yacht: Vikings. Most Spirited Crew: Hot Rod . Most Likely to Sink: USS Silver Bullet. Best Use of Theme (tie): The Sunrise Crew / Minecraft Creeper, Crowd Favorite: Kon-Leaky

For the eighth year, teams of all ages tested their ingenuity in crafting homemade cardboard yachts and getting them across the historic Annenberg Community Beach House pool in this annual race. For the first year the Regatta will be held during the day and the pool will be closed for recreation swim.

Mary Leipziger

Participants in the annual Cardboard Yacht Regatta, at the Annenberg Beachhouse on Saturday, August 28, 2021.

Two-person teams test the seaworthiness of their homemade cardboard yachts in a race across the Annenberg Community Beach House pool. Prior to race day, teams construct yachts from corrugated cardboard and duct tape, and decorate them with a creative theme.

Participants bring their yachts to the Annenberg Community Beach House on race day to paddle their way across the length of the pool as spectators cheer them on. Awards are given in a variety of fun categories. Entry fee was $20 per team. This event will follow LA County Department of Public Health's COVID-19 protocols. Please do not attend if you have been exposed to or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Unvaccinated persons are strongly recommended to wear a mask during the event. All persons are required to wear a mask when indoors.

 

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