Cardboard Classic Dinghy Dash and Expo

March 11

Westwind Sailing is honored to host the second annual Cardboard Classic Dinghy Dash! This event is a fun-filled, family oriented day that includes a cardboard boat building contest and race (the Dinghy Dash), vendor booths, BBQ, music and awards. It’s serious fun for competitors and spectators alike!

The Cardboard Classic is a free event and open to the public from 10 AM – 4 PM at Baby Beach, 34451 Ensenada Place, Dana Point Harbor. Our main event is the Dinghy Dash which will feature a beach full of sea hardy captains racing in the Harbor with nothing but a paddle and their cardboard ships!

Dinghy Dash teams will work through the morning designing and building their crafts from corrugated cardboard and duct tape and then competing in age division races in the afternoon.

Cost to enter the Dinghy Dash is $25 per team – beach entry. Click here to pre-register using the code ‘DINGHY’ to receive a discount

All building materials for the Dinghy Dash are supplied. Building materials include: cardboard, duct tape, box cutter knife, sharpie pens … that’s it! No outside materials allowed.

Up to five people may participate on any team to build a boat but only one person per team may race in any given race. Adult supervision is required for any team with members under 13 years old.

Awards will be presented to top racers in each category along with special awards including: The Titanic!

Race Categories:
• 8 – 12 years old
• 13 – 17 years old
• Adult
• Dog (Captain [at least 8 years old] plus a dog!)

Click here to follow our event on Facebook or click here to download a registration form.


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