The Jazz Hand is a 12-times model of a human hand, dedicated to Bob Fosse and the Jazz Hand in us all. It won the Art award, partly for the
squad of dancers appearing at the water entry who performed to Kirsty MacColl’s In These Shoes. (See the YouTube video.)
The fingers were independently controllable with cables so the gesture changed
throughout the race.The Jazz Hand
is sponsored by Keytech. Leader Gavin Heck (instigator of last year’s Two Goats On a Bridge entry) worked with pilots Chad Schneider and Brian Tetrault and pit crew member Jenny Regan. They took no chances on the water and led the hand around by a rope.