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Mammoth Yacht Club Boat Races

Cardboard box boat race

Anchors Aweigh

Set Sail on the High Sierra Seas

Join us for the Inaugural Mammoth Yacht Club Boat Races on May 28, 2022 as cardboard vessels compete on creativity and speed. Does your crew have what it takes to pass with flying colors? Two lucky teams will win sponsor prizes in this first rate, fun competition.


Boat Race Rules

  • All team members must sign a waiver day-of prior to the races
  • 4 people maximum per boat
  • Boats must be made of ONLY cardboard, tape and paint; Flags are also allowed
  • Items that are not allowed include but are not limited to: plywood, screws, skis, epoxy, etc.
  • All boats must pass inspection prior to the races
  • No pets allowed in boats
  • No children under 4 years old allowed in boats
  • Children 4-10 years old must ride with an adult
  • Helmets are highly recommended
  • Participants must carry their own boat to the starting line, so please keep weight in mind
  • Participants must dispose of their own boats; Trash cans will be provided

Event Schedule 

  • 8AM: Team Check-In and Boat Inspections at Mountainside Conference Center (MCC) on the third floor of Main Lodge
  • 11AM–1PM: Boat Races and Awards at the bottom of Broadway
  • 1–4PM: Enjoy all the Mammoth Yacht Club weekend festivities including a DJ and live music from Yächtley Crëw at Main Lodge

Award Categories

  • Best Costume/Boat Decoration
  • Fastest Time
All spots have been filled for the boat races. Spectators are welcome and encouraged on Saturday, May 28 at 11AM at the bottom of Broadway.