Cardboard Boat Race Details

Build your own boat with your friends, team, floor, major, etc. Boats may be any shape and size. Decoration is the key to creating a memorable boat. Boats will be raced across the pond.


  • Boats must be able to hold at least 2 people. 
  • The boat must be built only out of corrugated cardboard and duct tape. Cardboard may be as thick as you want; pre-treated or wax coated cardboard may not be used.
  • Boats may be decorated with anything, but decorations can not be a structural part of your boat.
  • Any form of paddles is permitted (one paddle per person in the boat).
  • No metal oarlocks and no motors may be used.


$75 floor funds will be awarded in each of the following categories:

  • Quickest boat across the pond
  • Best design

Boat Race:

Date:  Saturday, April 13, 2012
Time:  1:00 pm
Place:  LeTourneau Pond
To Enter Your Boat in the Race:  Send an email with floor/group name, a contact person to



How To Build Your Boat

There are many guides available online.  Feel free to use any design that is compliant to the rules.  Here is a general guide that we like.


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