The Jamestown Yacht Club's

40th Annual Fools' Rules Regatta

August 13, 2017

Below are the results from Saturday’s very successful Fools’ Rules Regatta in Jamestown.   Chris Powel


(published in The Jamestown Press )


2017's Results

Class One

First Place - “Kame Boto” – Devon Vaillancourt (Newport)
Second Place - “Smiley Donut" - Jason Sturges (Tiverton)
Third Place – “The Tipple” - Sadie Haun (Jamestown)

Class Two

First Place - “S/V Sting” Keith Yeoman, Chuck Andris (Jamestown)
Second Place - “Cloell” – Alyssa Gibbs, Isabella Schapira (Jamestown)
Third Place – “USA ” – Alex Carney, Bill Nussdorfer (Jamestown)

Class Three

First Place - “Flip Top” – Jim, Jennifer, Jason Sturges (Tiverton)
Only one boat in this class finished

Class Four

First Place - “Literally Useless” - Grace, Mary Ellen, Kurt Williams and Bill Leikam (Middletown)
Second Place - “This Boat Goes to Eleven” - Brian Brazil, Kevin Bressler, Joe Wickliki, Wilson Mendez (Jamestown)
Third Place - no boat placed 3rd

Unlimited Class

First Place - “JCI Pirates” - Mike Horgan and crew (East Greenwich)
Second Place – “Sky Dog” – Ben Wiener & crew (Providence)
Third Place - no boat placed 3rd

Special Awards

Karl Smith Most Ingenious Design Award - “Literally Useless” – Grace, Mary Ellen, Kurt Williams and Bill Leikam, (Middletown)
Worst Example of Naval Architecture Award - “SS Phara” – Paul Radion, Ryan Early, Rohan Jack (Newport)
Frank Newman Judges' Award - “Dynamic Dragonflies” – Brian, Marie and Allen Fritz (Peekskill, NY)

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