The Jamestown Yacht Club's

33nd Annual Fools' Rules Regatta

14 August 2010

"Foolishness abounds at annual event"
(originally published in The Jamesown Press )

"There was a total of 51 entries (not a record number, but average for most years).  One third of the entrants were from Jamestown, most from other towns in RI.  Six came from Ma. And Ct. and one family came from Quebec, Canada.  One group's vessel was titled "The Wedding Party" and the crew was the actual wedding party for an upcoming wedding and the regatta day served as their bachelor/ bachelorette party.  Some of this party traveled from Pittsburgh, Pa."

Candy Powell

2010's Results

Class One

First Place - “Loungin” – Eamon Hunter (Jamestown)
Second Place - “The Checks Mixer” – Teddy Hackett (Warwick)
Third Place – “The Cat Came Back” – Peter Marks (Woodbridge, Ct.)

Class Two

First Place - “USS Unsinkable” – Al and Matt Michelini (Newport)
Second Place - "Folly” – Will Farley (Newport)
Third Place – “Where Is Anthony” – Emilio Kurz, Matt Demeria (Jamestown)

Class Three

First Place - “Spriley” – Paul, Spencer & Riley Sprague (Jamestown)
Second Place - “Rock” – Taylor & Aaron Olson, Nate Runlet (Charlestown)
Third Place - “The Bobby” – Daniel & Benjamin Gemma, Andrew Mancini (Barrington)

Class Four

First Place - “Pigs 4 Sail” – Chris & John Faella, Jason & Shane Silva (Peace Dale, RI)
Second Place - “Super Tramp” – Ryan Taylor, Adam Davenport, Peter Dennome, Craig Mettleton (Charlestown)
Third Place - “Movie Night” – Diane Sousa, Stephen & Kareen Irons, Frank Aquino (Bristol)

Unlimited Class

First Place - “3 Sheets To The Wind” – Henry Lyon (Shrewsbury, Ma.)
Second Place – “Sail Mary” – Ben, Nolan & Ethan Roach, Michaela Kraut, Tyler McNamara, Patrick Fidler, Grampy (Jamestown)
Third Place - “Swirled Cup” – Tom Harris & Ella Sampou (Jamestown)

Special Awards

Karl Smith Most Ingenious Design: “Keyes Kat” Ken Proulx (Tiverton)
Worst Example of Naval Architecture: “Titanic” – James Briganti, Frank Wood, Barbara Catrona (Narragansett)
Frank Newman Judges' Award:
“Flower Power !” Brian Arseneau (Pittsfield, Ma.)

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