SAIL BOAT RACE
Who can ever forget the joy of getting wet in rains, jumping in the puddles and sailing paper boats?
The SAIL BOAT competition for 4th graders is not only of play and enjoyment, but also great way of learning some basics in science. This event and its Learning materials explain the hidden science in very simple and practical way.
The competitors are expected to build a sail boat out any materials of their choice, and blow it to win the race!
SAIL BOAT RULES 2019-20
Build a boat with sail which can move in a water tank by blowing the sail with a straw.
Time starts at count of ‘zero’ call and ends at moment boat touches the finish end of the tank.
STUDENTS SHOULD BUILD/ASSEMBLE THEIR BOATS AND NOT USE READYMADE/ ‘READY TO SAIL’ BOATS.
Competitors are required to build a SAIL BOAT out of any material like wood, foam, or such other material. The sail boat is driven only by the air blown at the sail by the competitor. Sail boat shall not have any propeller, motor rubber band etc to drive the boat. The boat may have any number of sails, provided it does not exceed the dimension limits specified in dimension rules.
The boat will be place at one end of the tank. At the flag off the competitor shall start blowing at the sail through a straw provided. The competitor who blows the boat to the finish line in shortest time wins the race
There is no weight limit for the boat.
Materials of construction
The sail boat can be made out of any material of the competitor’s choice. Kit for boat is also made available on our website for convenience of competitors. However buying kit from cognium is not compulsory.
The sail boat is powered solely by blowing through straw by the competitor.
The arena is tank, 20 cms wide and 40cms deep and 3 meters long.