Cardboard Boat Regatta

We held our first annual Babylon Jr. Sr. High School Cardboard Boat Regatta at the Gilgo Beach Marina on Thursday, May 26th.


Students enrolled in the district’s new STEAM and Project Based Learning Courses were invited to research, design, and engineer cardboard boats that could hold 2 passengers and sail the length of the Gilgo Beach floating docks.

Boats could only be made out of cardboard and duct tape and awards were given out for ‘best design’, ‘most school spirit’, ‘best sinking’, and the ‘most creative’ boat.

TheĀ Bunger Surf Shop donated wetsuits for the students to use, theĀ Gilgo Beach Inn made the students lunch, and Save the Beaches patrolled the marina with Town of Babylon Marine Patrol officers.

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