2016 Paper Yacht Challenge – Skid Row Housing Trust

2016 Paper Yacht Challenge - Skid Row Housing Trust 

Pint-sized Yachts – Titanic Rewards!

Join us in Downtown Los Angeles for this fun community event where ingenuity, enthusiasm, paper, water, and wind will combine to raise money for a wonderful cause.

Along with the race, participants compete in a nautical costume contest, enjoy live entertainment, eat tasty treats from local participating restaurants (Pink’s Hot Dog and Pie Hole) and bid on silent auction items.

All of the money raised will benefit Skid Row Housing Trust.

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time: Registration starts at 4:30 p.m. Sailing starts at 5:30 p.m.
Location:  City National Plaza Fountain, 5th and Flower Streets in Downtown Los Angeles

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Entry Fees:  Student – $10 per boat
Non-student/Individual – $35 per boat
Company – $50 per boat

About Skid Row Housing Trust
Skid Row Housing Trust provides permanent supportive housing so that people who have experienced homelessness, prolonged extreme poverty, poor health, disabilities, mental illness and/or addiction can lead safe, stable lives in wellness.

Skid Row Housing Trust partners with the community to develop and operate permanent supportive housing so that crises in an individual’s life lead to no more than brief periods of instability. As advocates for innovative solutions to homelessness, the Trust pioneers permanent supportive housing design and programming based on strategies proven to be the most effective.

To date, the Trust has developed 26 projects, creating more than 1,800 safe and healthy homes.


Registration and Guidelines (pdf)

Walk-up registrations are welcome! We hope to see you there, mates!


Silent Auction

If you would like to support this fund raising tradition, you may donate a silent auction item to the 2016 Psomas Paper Yacht Challenge. The silent auction is the main fundraising tool for this event.

To donate an item fill out the following form and email it to Gina Rowe at
Silent Auction Form (pdf)

The auction will be hosted at: of the money raised goes directly to the beneficiary, Skid Row Housing Trust.


Corporate Sponsorship

What a wonderful way to give back to your community and garner some publicity as well. We offer four sponsorship levels.

Become a Corporate Sponsor (pdf)


Costumes are fun!

There will be awards for the best nautical costume. Come dressed up as a sailor, pirate, fetching wench, navy officer, marooned island survivor, or ??? Bring the kids!

Our “open” competition is a separate race for boats which do not fit the “paper only” criteria. Please see the rules for specifics.


Event Videos

General promo video:

Our 2014 yacht challenge benefit Hope Street:

Our 2013 yacht challenge benefit Metro Charter Elementary:

More past Yacht Challenges videos: LARMH ~ Weingart ~ LA Foodbank

More about the Psomas Paper Yacht Challenge.

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