2012 Fools Rules Regatta Set for August 11

Photo courtesy Jamestown Yacht Club

The 35th annual Fools’ Rules Regatta will be held on Saturday, August 11, on the town beach at East Ferry in Jamestown, Rhode Island. The rain date will be August 12.

The cannon will fire at 9:00 a.m. to begin construction of the “vessels.” Entrants have 2 hours to construct a sailing craft on the beach, and the vessels must be constructed of non-marine items. The craft may be pre-constructed, but must be disassembled and built again on the beach.

Racing begins at 11:00 a.m. Vessels compete for first, second and third place in each class. Classes are determined by the number of participants on each vessel: one, two, three, four or unlimited. Coveted awards of the day include the Karl Smith Most Ingenious Design, the Worst Example of Naval Architechure, and the Frank Newman Judges’ Award.

For more information, call the Jamestown Yacht Club at (401-423-1492).

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