The Boat Race


In teams, the task is to design, build and race a boat on wheels: a land yacht. Design the type of boat you’d like to build, select your materials and construction method from those provided. Keep testing and refining your boat until you’re happy it will race. These boat models then compete in a short series of races, concluding with a final between just a few boats. Whose boat will be the fastest?


Group size

Up to 100, split into teams of 10


60- 120 minutes.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Looks at the various components of a process from concept design, prototyping, test, build and delivery
  • Intelligent use of available resources to achieve the best possible outcome
  • Relies heavily on teamwork, delegation and planning to achieve success