2016-07-28 / News Briefs

Fools Fear to Tread

The 39th Annual Fools’ Rules Regatta will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, on the Town Beach at East Ferry in Jamestown, with rain date the following day. For anyone who has NOT seen this catch basin of colliding, calamitous, castaway clunkers, bring a camera.

The cannon will be fired at 9 a.m. to begin construction of the “vessels.” Entrants are allowed two hours to construct a sailing craft on the beach, which must be made of non-marine items only. The craft may be pre-constructed, but must be disassembled and built again on the beach. Races begin at 11 a.m.

Vessels compete for first, second, and third place in each class. Classes are determined by the number of participants on each vessel, from one person to unlimited.

The event is open to anyone who likes to have fun and be foolish, and there is no entry fee. Get rules and information at jyc.org or 401-423-1492.

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