Psomas Paper Yacht Challenge – 2015


Pint-sized Yachts – Titanic Rewards!

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

Along with the race, participants compete in a nautical costume contest, enjoy live entertainment, eat tasty treats from local participating restaurants (Pink’s Hot Dog, Border Grill, and Ben & Jerry’s!), and bid on silent auction items.

All of the money raised will benefit Budokan of Los Angeles, a project of Little Tokyo Service Center.

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time: Registration starts at 4:30 p.m. Sailing starts at 5:30 p.m.
Location:  City National Plaza Fountain, 5th and Flower Streets in Downtown Los Angeles

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Entry Fees:  Student – $10 per boat
Non-student/Individual – $35 per boat
Company – $50 per boat

About Budokan
The Budokan of Los Angeles is the realization of a community dream to revitalize Little Tokyo as a unique cultural gathering place by bringing the energy of community sports and activities to Little Tokyo. The planned 38,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose sports and activities center will include a gymnasium, community space, and a roof top garden with a jogging track. It will feature an array of sports (basketball, volleyball & martial arts), special events, cultural performances, major tournaments and programming for all ages. It will provide a place for opportunity, a place for the community, and a place for the future.


.:: Registration and Guidelines (pdf) ::.

Walk-up registrations are welcome! 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 to the 2015 Psomas Paper Yacht Challenge. The silent auction is the main fundraising tool for this event.

To donate an item fill out the following form and email it to Gina Rowe at
.:: Silent Auction Form (pdf) ::.

The auction will be hosted at: of the money raised goes directly to the beneficiary, Budokan of Los Angeles, a project of Little Tokyo Service Center.


Corporate Sponsorship

What a wonderful way to give back to your community and garner some publicity as well. We offer four sponsorship levels.

.:: Become a Corporate Sponsor (pdf) ::.


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.


Event Videos

Our 2014 yacht challenge benefit Hope Street:

Our 2013 yacht challenge benefit Metro Charter Elementary:

More past Yacht Challenges videos: LARMH ~ Weingart ~ LA Foodbank

More about the Psomas Paper Yacht Challenge.

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