2021 Recycle Regatta

The 2021 Recycle Regatta Winners have been announced! Watch the video above as we reveal the winners from each fleet (Miniboat, Opti, Hartley, Laser) for Most Seaworthy, and Most Creative boats. We received over 75 entries to this year’s competition, and want to thank each and every one of you for taking on the challenge. 

The Recycle Regatta is a fun, hands-on competition that students can participate in from the safety of their own home! Students build small-scale, unmanned, model sailboats, test them, and calculate their speed. They challenge other students from around the world do a part for the environment by repurposing and recycling. 

Thanks to the 2021 co-hosts Educational Passages, New England Science and Sailing, and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association!

2021 Recycle Regatta Winners






2021 Winner Announcement Video

Link to 2021 Rules and Guidelines

2021 Kickoff Event Video

Calculating Boat Speed with Hula Popper

Ocean Currents and Miniboats At Sea with Moana and Cassie

The Engineering Method with Sunshine

The Physics of Sailing with Sassy

Marine Debris with Moana and SoCal

Buoyancy with Striper and Sassy

2021 Recycle Regatta Hosts

New England & Sailing (NESS) is a nationally recognized and award-winning ocean adventure education non-profit with a mission to empower students with a love of learning through ocean-based experiential programs that serve schools, teachers, and families. For more information, visit www.nessf.org.

Educational Passages is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire ocean stewardship through unique global experiences. Participants connect through the building, launching and tracking of six foot long unmanned and satellite equipped “miniboats” that sail themselves to distant shores. To learn more about Educational Passages and its Miniboat Program, visit www.educationalpassages.org/start.  

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources.  For more information visit www.namepa.net.

The 2021 Recycle Regatta is also supported by the West Marine BlueFuture Fund. This fund is dedicated to supporting community-based organizations empower students with marine science and sailing education.

The 2020 Recycle Regatta

The 2020 Recycle Regatta had three fleet competitions: SAILFISH, SQUID, and SHRIMP. Check out the winners below:


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