Photos: 2019 Cardboard Boat Challenge

November 18, 2019

The 2019 IBA & BAPE Cardboard Boat Challenge was held recently at the Bermuda National Sports Centre Aquatics Centre, with Team “Nat 1 – Stage Hazard” from Warwick Academy winning the competition.

Teams of two to five students had two hours to build a boat, which could float two people, out of only the supplied materials, including cardboard boxes donated by Butterfield & Vallis, duct tape donated by Gorham’s and a box cutter.

Photos by Chris Burville


“Nat 1 – Stage Hazard”, from Warwick Academy, comprised of Noah Da Silva, Liam Flannery, Sam Pettit and Rowdy Crockwell-Laurent was the fastest team to complete a 50-metre lap of the pool with a time of 45.75 seconds. They held off “Swim or Sink”, from The Berkeley Institute comprising Makai Furbert, Mathew Warren, Quazuri Mathews-Wong, Brazil Furbert and Chakylah Mello by more than 20 seconds.

In third place George Kerr, Nik Froud, Cassie Mello and Clark Jeffrey representing Saltus Grammar School who finished with a time of 1 minute, 7 seconds. The full 2019 Cardboard Challenge Final Results are here [PDF].

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