There Will Be No 2021 Regatta. Check Back for our 2022 Date.
Cardboard Boat Regatta
The Cardboard Boat Regatta challenges amateur boat builders – youth and adult – to design, build and navigate boats made entirely of corrugated cardboard. The crafty cardboard creations then sail (or sink!) in Hurricane Harbor’s Wave Pool as they compete for a variety of trophies. Spectators have just as much fun cheering on the courageous crews and soaking up the event-day activities.
TBA for 2022
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Although we missed seeing everyone at this year's Cardboard Boat Regatta, we love seeing the video from our friends at Harris Packaging Corporation and the amazing boat they created!
Download and return the waiver to participate in all events.
Schools & Groups can feed their hungry crew by pre-ordering pizzas for just $9 to be picked up at a Concession Area at Regatta. Deadline to order pizzas is Thursday, April 6. (Please note: No outside food or coolers are allowed inside Hurricane Harbor).
Public school participants (elementary-high school) can receive 5 FREE sheets of cardboard per boat entry.
Additional Event Information
Designed & built before event day
Boaters must be 8 to 13 years old
Crews can consist of 1 to 10 members
These boat entries can also include our Class II mechanical boats, which use muscle-powered propulsion systems (propellers, paddle wheels, sails) and steering systems (rudders) that do not need to be made of cardboard.
Winning boats awarded trophies that include Fastest Finish; Best of Show; & Titanic for most spectacular sinking
Build on Site Boats
Don’t have time to build a boat before race day? Sign up on event day for Class III Build on Site to construct a Guppy (2-person) boat in just two hours. You and your crew will receive:
3 pieces of cardboard
2 rolls of duct tape (only allowed on Build on Site boats)
2 sheets of plastic
A trophy is awarded to the fastest finish
Thanks to our generous sponsor, Harris Packaging, participants can pre-purchase a pre-cut boat kit that all you have to do is assemble, paint and decorate to make it your own theme! Boat kits can be designed for 4 to 6 crew members.
Cost is $150
Limited supply of 10 kits available, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Boat kits can be picked up from Harris Packaging by appointment on Saturdays.
Order your boat kits on the entry forms, or contact Shannon Porter via e-mail or 817.860.6752, ext. 119.
High School Challenge
All high schools that enter a boat in one or more categories in the Cardboard Boat Regatta are automatically entered in the High School Challenge!
Paint your boat in your school colors
Make the mascot the captain of your ship
Show your school spirit to win the Rah!Rah! Award!
Win the High School Challenge Trophy!
Hula Hoop contests
For children ages 4 to 12
$5 entry fee
Race a small pinewood sailboat along a rain gutter by blowing into the sail.
Pinewood sailboat kits can be purchased at Acorns Gift Shop inside River Legacy Living Science Center and built and decorated before event day.
Save a Whale Raffle
Save a Whale and win prizes!
Everybody can win fabulous prizes!
Do not have to be present to win.
Download the Save a Whale Form below to save your winning whales now!