2014 Psomas Paper Yacht Challenge with the Port of LA

paperyachtchallenge-pola-2014-newstopPartnering with the Port of Los Angeles for the 2nd Yacht Challenge of 2014

That’s right – TWO Yacht Challenges in one year!

Psomas’ 2014 Paper Yacht Challenge in downtown LA was a huge success, and now we’re partnering with the Port of Los Angeles for a second 2014 Yacht Challenge – a second chance to build a paper boat and race it to the finish line!

Join us in San Pedro for this fun community event where ingenuity, enthusiasm, paper, water, and wind will combine to raise money for a wonderful cause.

All of the money raised will benefit two organizations:186th Street Elementary School and Toberman Neighborhood Center.

Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Time: Registration starts at 4:00 p.m. Sailing starts at 5:00 p.m.
Location:  Fanfare Fountain, Harbor Blvd and Vincent Thomas Bridge, in San Pedro

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Parking:  Catalina Express Parking Lot
(Swinford and Harbor Boulevard)
1st hour free | $1.00 per hour thereafter
Entry Fees:  Student – $5 per boat
Non-student/Individual – $35 per boat
Company – $50 per boat


NEW REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS. Onsite registration only!

There is no form to fill out prior to the event. Just show up with your payment, your boat, and your need for speed!


Dems the Rules

Be sure to read the rules and regulations:

.:: Rules and Regulations ::.

We hope to see you there, mates!


Silent Auction

If you would like to support this fund raising tradition, you may donate a silent auction item or service. The silent auction is the main fundraising tool for this event. All of the money raised goes directly to the beneficiaries.

The auction will be hosted at:

Bidding begins August 10! On the day of the event, all online bids will be transferred to the bid sheets at noon. The auction closes the same day at 6:30 p.m.

Each charity is collecting their silent auction donations separately. To donate an item or service, fill out the form below and coordinate with the charity of your choice as follows:

:: 186th Street Elementary School
Ms. Pat Miller
(310) 339-8409
:: Toberman Neighborhood Center
Mr. Carter Calhoun
(310) 832-1145 ext. 119

.:: Silent Auction Form ::.

Corporate Sponsorship

What a wonderful way to give back to your community and garner some publicity in the process! There are three levels of sponsorship.

Each charity is soliciting their corporate sponsorships separately. To sponsor, fill out the form below and coordinate with the charity of your choice (contact info above).

.:: Corporate Sponsorship ::.

paperyachtchallenge-2013-3Sponsor A Youth

Your donation can allow a local youth to participate in the Paper Yacht Challenge races, providing an excellent science and engineering learning opportunity! For kids in the Harbor Gateway and San Pedro, the chance to get outside of their neighborhood to enjoy friendly, learning-focused competition is truly life-changing.

To sponsor, fill out the form below and coordinate with the charity of your choice (contact info above).

.:: Youth Sponsorship Form ::.

Costumes are fun!

There will be awards for the best nautical costume. Come dressed up as a sailor, pirate, fetching wench, navy officer, marooned island survivor, or ??? Bring the kids!

Our “open” competition is a separate race for boats which do not fit the “paper only” criteria. Please see the rules for specifics.


More about the Psomas Paper Yacht Challenge.

Watch videos on past Yacht Challenges:
LARMH ~ Weingart LA ~ Foodbank ~ Metro Elementary

The Yacht Challenge on Facebook


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