Cardboard Boat Regatta


Physics & Engineering in Action!

The Grosse Pointe North High School Physics Department proudly presents the 5th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta. This engineering project challenges student groups to apply their knowledge of forces and motion. Teams of students must construct a boat made entirely out of cardboard and duct tape that can support the weight of two students. The boats are placed in the school pool and have to complete one full lap in the pool paddled by students.

2015 Cardboard Boat Regatta

Monday, Feb. 9th, 12:30pm

707 Vernier Rd

Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

What to Expect

  • Three Dozen Boats
  • Two Hundred Physics Students
  • Single-Elimination Tournament
  • Boats on Display & Judging - 12:30-1:00pm in Gym
  • Heats Begin - 1:00pm in Pool
  • Epic Racing, Sinking, and Academic Competition
  • Live Tweeting @GPNHS #GPNCBR15
  • Photo/Video Sharing on Instagram #GPNCBR15