Cardboard Classic Dinghy Dash and Expo

March 11

Westwind Sailing is honored to host the 2nd annual Cardboard Classic / Dinghy Dash during the Dana Point Festival of Whales! This event is a fun-filled, family oriented day that includes a cardboard boat building contest and race (the Dinghy Dash), exhibition booths, food, event emcee – Jim Taylor, 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, Dana Point Harbor (next to the OC Sailing Center). 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 $30 per team ($25 early bird discount through 1/31/17).

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.

Click here to download the registration form or click here to register online

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

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Click here to volunteer to help out with the event


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