2014 Psomas Paper Yacht Challenge with the Port of LA

Pint-sized Yachts – Titanic Rewards!

Yacht Challenge 2013 POLANearly 50 proud paper yachts sailed San Pedro’s Fanfare Fountain on September 10th in this charity regatta, a partnership between Psomas and the Port of Los Angeles.

A couple hundred spectators cheered them on while enjoying food and drink, as well as a special performance from the 186th Street Elementary School Choir, which sang several songs and performed a Folklorio dance.

Thank you to all of the donors for our silent auction!

The first three yachts to cross the finish line were awarded trophies and bragging rights. Certificates of special recognition were given for costumes and boat designs.

At the end of the race many chests were puffed and challenges made for next year.

Thanks to everyone who participated and helped raise over $2,300 for 186th Street Elementary School and Toberman Neighborhood Center. They’re the real winners!

paperyachtchallenge-2014-pola-winnersAnd the Winners Are . . .

1st place – Ruth Dominguez, Boys and Girls Club | Time: 13.6 seconds
2nd place – Dana Do, 186th Street  | Time: 18.9 s
3rd place – Enrique Torres, Banning High School | Time: 23.2 s

Best Individual Costume – Christian Rios, 186th Street School
Best Group Costume – A trio of sisters! Emely, Stephanie,  and Angie Rangel
Most Creative Name – “Los Chilaquiles” – Christian Rios, 186th Street
Most Colorful Design – Jada, Toberman
Most Creative Design – Alex Mendez, Toberman
Most Seaworthy Design – Mai Mai Maata

Next Year!

Next year will hold more yacht challenges for charity. Stay tuned to or follow us on Facebook to get the scoop.

Start planning your designs and testing them out. The competition is sure to be fierce!


More about the Psomas Paper Yacht Challenge.

The Yacht Challenge on Facebook


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