2019 Paper Yacht Challenge – Create Now

Paper Yacht 2019 poster 

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 bid on silent auction items.

All of the money raised will benefit Create Now.

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30pm (Contest 12:30 pm with Awards to Follow)
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 Create Now

Founded in 1996, Create Now serves children and young adults from pre-K to age 24 through art programs in many disciplines.

We focus our efforts on kids who have been abused, neglected, orphaned, made homeless, incarcerated or experiencing other severe challenges – the “forgotten children.”

We have reached more than 44,000 of the most vulnerable youth in Southern California over the last 22 years.

Learn more about how Create Now is helping youth find their voices through arts mentoring and education at


2019 Boat Registration Form

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


Silent Auction

If you would like to support this fund-raising tradition, please either donate a silent auction item or come bid on an item at the event. The silent auction is the main fundraising tool for this event.

To donate an item, fill out the form below and email it to Mattie Tennant at

2019 Silent Auction Donation Form

The auction will be hosted at: All of the money raised goes directly to the beneficiary, Create Now.


Corporate Sponsorship

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

2019_Corporate Sponsorship Form


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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