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.
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.
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
Start planning your designs and testing them out. The competition is sure to be fierce!
More about the Psomas Paper Yacht Challenge.