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Winners of Manchester’s River Runner Regatta

Saturday was a beautiful day to race cardboard boats down the Whitewater Park in Manchester.

The Franklin Street Brewing Company hosted their 5th Annual River Runner Regatta.

Roger Lawrence won the Single category with his boat “Hannah”, Spenser Vande Voorde and Whitney Honsbruch won the Two-Person category with their boat “Fastenal Freighter” and Vande Voorde, Jimmy Harbach, Zach Ward and Kory Nefzger won the Group category with their boat “Bargin’ Back In”. Vande Voorde has been in the River Runner Regatta since year one.

Vande Voorde and Honsbruch’s boat “Fastenal Freighter” also won the Battle category. The Awesome Sauce Award went to Larry Mensen and Bill Jones for their “Army Deuce and a Half” boat that looked just like an Army Jeep. The Best Dressed Red Carpet Award was won by Ben Lechtenberg and Jenny Baragary for their “Ben and Jenny’s Ice Cream” boat. And The Titanic Award for the best sinking boat went to Real Deals, with Lucy Smith, Evalyn Robinson and Keara Emerson doing their best to make it down the river.

Fehr Graham and the Burrington Group helped sponsor Saturday’s cardboard boat races.


photos courtesy of Eva Winn/Franklin Street Brewing Company


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