2022 Recycle Regatta

2022 Recycle Regatta

The 3rd Annual Recycle Regatta will be launching on February 15, 2022! Students in grades K-12 are invited to compete in this free virtual regatta. First, build a model sailboat out of recycled and repurposed materials. Then, race your boat to victory while learning all about engineering, mathematics, sailing, buoyancy, and stewardship. Classrooms, boating centers, families, and all community organizations are encouraged to take on the challenge. Contact us for more information about partnership opportunities.

Entry forms for the official 2022 Recycle Regatta will be posted here on February 15, but you can start designing and practicing now! This year, we’ve put together a Teacher Toolkit to help educators host their own Recycle Regatta in the classroom.

Thanks to our 2022 co-hosts Educational Passages, New England Science and Sailing, and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association



Check out winners from the last two regattas and educational resources below. 

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

2022 Entry Form

Come back after February 15 to officially enter the competition. This year, fleets will include:


(GR K-2)


(GR 3-5)


(GR 6-8)


(GR 9-12)

2022 Recycle Regatta Hosts

New England Science & 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

The 2021 Recycle Regatta had four fleet competitions: MINIBOAT, OPTI, HARTLEY, and LASER. Check out the winners below:





2021 Winner Announcement Video

2021 Kickoff Event Video

The 2021 Recycle Regatta was hosted by New England Science and Sailing, Educational Passages, and North American Marine Environment Protection Association. It was 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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