Pirate Ship Regatta
MIKE SPRINGER/Staff photo
Adriana Severance, front, and Jada Exama, both 12, paddle to victory Friday in the annual "Pirate Ship Regatta" at the Cape Ann YMCA's Camp Spindrift in Gloucester. Children at the camp, some of them wearing eye patches and skull-and-bones bandanas, sang pirate songs before two teams from the older age group -- the boys vs. the girls -- raced across the pool on improvised boats made with plastic-wrapped cardboard. The girls' team won.