2nd annual Cardboard Regatta at Camarillo High

For fun, students at Camarillo High School built cardboard boats with the hope of making it back and forth across the pool without sinking. A few made it, a few more did not. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers OOPS - Madeline Mehrali, 17, right, and Olivia Aleman, 17, laugh as their boat, the Piña Cool-Ada, sinks in the pool during the 2nd annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8. Students tried to build a boat made of cardboard boxes that could successfully cross the school’s pool.

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OOPS – Madeline Mehrali, 17, right, and Olivia Aleman, 17, laugh as their boat, the Piña Cool-Ada, sinks in the pool during the 2nd annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8. Students tried to build a boat made of cardboard boxes that could successfully cross the school’s pool.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers SPECIAL EFFECTS - Daniel Sicla, 16, adds water to a cup with dry ice for a smoke effect with his boat as Thalia Ramirez watches before the start of the 2nd annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8. Students tried to build a boat made of cardboard boxes that could successfully cross the school’s pool.

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SPECIAL EFFECTS – Daniel Sicla, 16, adds water to a cup with dry ice for a smoke effect with his boat as Thalia Ramirez watches before the start of the 2nd annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8. Students tried to build a boat made of cardboard boxes that could successfully cross the school’s pool.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers TO THE RESCUE - Nick Currie, 17, adds a last minute strip of duct tape to his boat before the start of the 2nd annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8. Students tried to build a boat made of cardboard boxes that could successfully cross the school’s pool.

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TO THE RESCUE – Nick Currie, 17, adds a last minute strip of duct tape to his boat before the start of the 2nd annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8. Students tried to build a boat made of cardboard boxes that could successfully cross the school’s pool.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT - Jenna Pizzo, 16, left, and Bella Sandoval, 17, row their boat, the "Life Savers," across the school's pool during the 2nd annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8. Students tried to build a boat made of cardboard boxes that could successfully cross the school’s pool.

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ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT – Jenna Pizzo, 16, left, and Bella Sandoval, 17, row their boat, the “Life Savers,” across the school’s pool during the 2nd annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8. Students tried to build a boat made of cardboard boxes that could successfully cross the school’s pool.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers ALL ABOARD - Students board their boat during a round of races at the 2nd annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8. Students tried to build a boat made of cardboard boxes that could successfully cross the school’s pool.

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ALL ABOARD – Students board their boat during a round of races at the 2nd annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8. Students tried to build a boat made of cardboard boxes that could successfully cross the school’s pool.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers DIDN'T MAKE IT - Arielle Mendoza, 16, right, and Jedd Lebrilla, 16, laugh as their boat, the "Bubba Duck," sinks in the pool during the 2nd annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8. Students tried to build a boat made of cardboard boxes that could successfully cross the school’s pool.

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DIDN’T MAKE IT – Arielle Mendoza, 16, right, and Jedd Lebrilla, 16, laugh as their boat, the “Bubba Duck,” sinks in the pool during the 2nd annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8. Students tried to build a boat made of cardboard boxes that could successfully cross the school’s pool.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers MADE IT! - Nicole Thornton, 14, right, and Lauren Nagel, 15, successfully row their boat across the pool during the 2nd annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8. Students tried to build a boat made of cardboard boxes that could successfully cross the school’s pool.

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MADE IT! – Nicole Thornton, 14, right, and Lauren Nagel, 15, successfully row their boat across the pool during the 2nd annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8. Students tried to build a boat made of cardboard boxes that could successfully cross the school’s pool.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers 2nd annual Cardboard Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8, 2015.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
2nd annual Cardboard Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8, 2015.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers 2nd annual Cardboard Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8, 2015.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
2nd annual Cardboard Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8, 2015.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers 2nd annual Cardboard Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8, 2015.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
2nd annual Cardboard Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8, 2015.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers 2nd annual Cardboard Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8, 2015.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
2nd annual Cardboard Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8, 2015.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers 2nd annual Cardboard Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8, 2015.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
2nd annual Cardboard Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8, 2015.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers 2nd annual Cardboard Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8, 2015.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
2nd annual Cardboard Regatta at Adolfo Camarillo High School on June 8, 2015.

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