Cardboard Boat Races

Registration Opens on Wednesday November 13 at 8:30 AM. Make sure that you're signed up as a Skill School to claim your teams for the races.

Northern Cardboard Boat Race

February 3, 2020 at NAIT

Southern Cardboard Boat Race

February 4, 2020 at SAIT


Armed with cardboard, duct tape and a few other odds and ends, junior and senior high school students from across the province use their skill and ingenuity to transform these materials into a vessel for the water. Not only does their "boat" need to be quick, but it must be capable of carrying passengers as well.

Objectives - Design and construct a boat with only the supplied materials in 1½ hours or less.  The Boat should float, carry lots of weight and go fast.

This challenge is open-ended and problem-solving in nature. It involves design, research & presentation, principles of structure, strength, rigidity, water permeability, propulsion, friction and direction control, buoyancy and displacement, adhesives and bonding, teamwork and FUN!

Cardboard can be purchased directly from Instabox.