A Day of Fun and Foolishness:
The 2018 Fools’ Rules Regatta, a family-oriented event for fun-loving folks of all ages sponsored by the Jamestown Yacht Club, is celebrating 41 years of foolishness on August 18 on the Town Beach, East Ferry in Jamestown, RI.
“The cannon will be fired at 9:00 am to begin construction of the ‘vessels,” said Chief Fool Greg Hunter. “Entrants have 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, on a 500-yard downwind course, begin at 11:00 am with the firing of the cannon for the start of the Class 1 race.
This crazy event…
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Only Thing You Can Count on is Change:
by Don Finkle,RCR Yachts
We have seen plenty of it over our more than four-plus decades in the boating business, and when you get used to one thing it changes. We have worked through many external challenges that were not of our own making but that certainly had an impact on our business, and by extension our customers.
There have been the losses of so many boatbuilders over the years, some which we represented for a long time and had built up valuable mutual relationships. The consolidation of suppliers has made obtaining parts much more of a challenge than it used to be, exacerbated by the fact that…
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