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Half Pint-o-Rum Regatta
The Half-Pint-o-Rum Regatta is open to Ancient Mariner Sailing Society boats and invited guests. The race begins at noon off the beach southeast of the Naval Sailing Club along the bay side of the Silver Strand in South Bay. An entry fee is a fifth of quality rum that is deposited into the AMSS keg. This is the only race of the year where at yacht’s handicap may depend on the quantity and quality of the entry fee. Also, the Race Committee has great latitude in assessing penalties as well as time awards for exceptional seamanship or costumes. The race is followed by a raft-up in La Playa where crews reflect on the race (tell lies), awards are given, and the remainder of rum in the keg disappears into some of the finest rum drinks to be found.