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Leo J. Telesmanick Championship Beetle Cat Regatta
The premier Beetle Cat regatta was started in 1980 to honor the longtime overseer of Beetle Cat production, Leo J. Telesmanick, and is the annual world championship for the type. It includes divisions for women, juniors, and old salts (over 50 years of age) in addition to the overall winner of the open class, which is emblematic of Beetle supremacy. Also at this regatta, the Chairman's Trophy is awarded. This trophy was established in 1964 by William H. Potter to generate enthusiasm in regatta participation by member clubs. It is awarded to the club that has amassed the best cumulative point total in the Telesmanick Championship Series.