The Chasing Bubbles Foundation organizes the first Alex Rust regatta

The first Alex Rust Regatta took place on June 12 at Onyx Lake in Seymour.

The Regatta was a pirate-themed fundraising event hosted by the Chasing Bubbles Foundation to inspire a fun and safe adventure in honor of Captain Alex Rust, according to a press release.

Rust was born and raised in Seymour. He died suddenly on May 28, 2013 in India from complications from typhoid fever. He was 28 years old.

The event consisted of three races:

Paddle for those with kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, canoes and anything that requires the rider to paddle.

Sailing limited to sailing dinghies under 18 feet due to the size of the lake.

Build your own boat (prizes awarded to the most creative and the best functioning).

The winners of each event were:

Get up

paddle board (man)

1. Kevin Reder

2. Cody Schryer

3. Jake Hill

Stand-up paddle (woman)

1. Katie Williams

Kayak (man)

1. Jake Hill

2. Brandt Erwin

3. Kevin Reder

Kayaking (woman)

1. Trina Hill

2. Jess Goodwin

3. Moriah Cragun

Grand finale

all-in (man)

1. Jake Hill

2. Brandt Erwin

3. Kevin Reder

Grand finale

all-in (female)

1. Trina Hill

2. Jess Goodwin

3. Hannah Schroer

Build your own boat

Voter winner: Ruth ann hendrix

Race winner: Brandt Erwin


Jon and Shelly Shope

Alex Rust

Regatta champion

Jake hill

All proceeds from the event will be used to fund scholarships for high potential students in North East India.

The following is a statement from the Chasing Bubbles Foundation: “Thank you to all the fans and contributors who came to support our cause. We look forward to hosting this event again next year. Special thanks to Gregg Pardieck and his family for allowing the foundation to organize their event on their lake.

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