Jamestown Historical Society

Library Exhibit – August 2017: Fools’ Rules Regatta

The new exhibit in the library celebrates the 40th Fools’ Rules Regatta. Boats that race in the regatta in the Jamestown harbor must be assembled that day on the beach out of non-marine materials. Ribbons are award to winners of the races and for boat design. One of the most coveted awards is for Worst Example of Naval Architecture.

The first regatta was organized in 1978 by Karl Smith. He designated himself “Chief Fool,” a position now held by Chris Powell. This year’s Fools’ Rules is scheduled for Saturday, August 12.

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