Paper Yacht Challenge – 2014


Pint-sized Yachts – Titanic Rewards!

Stay tuned for updates on the event! We’ll post the winners and pictures, etc.

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 (Border Grill and Ben & Jerry’s!), and bid on silent auction items.

All of the money raised will benefit Hope Street Family Center, a community health, education and recreation resource of California Hospital Medical Center.

Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014
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


.:: 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 2014 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 Rumi Noon at
.:: Silent Auction Form (pdf) ::.

The auction will be hosted at: of the money raised goes directly to the beneficiary, Hope Street Family Center, a community health, education and recreation resource of California Hospital Medical 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 2013 yacht challenge benefit Metro Charter Elementary:

Watch videos on past Yacht Challenges:

LARMH ~ Weingart ~ LA Foodbank

The Yacht Challenge on Facebook

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