October 31, 2015 This fun regatta, usually the largest collection of sailboats for a race in Southport, has some unusual rules. All skippers and crew are required to be turned out in pirate costumes and act like pirates while the regatta is in progress (though there is no law against continuing during the celebratory time after the race is complete). Each boat has an assigned starting time with the first boat starting at 1 PM. The start/finish line is on the water just off of The Provision Company. There is no entry fee for the Regatta, and following the Regatta, The Provision Company hosts the best costume party of the year for participants and spectators. Spectators should arrive in the Provision Company area at about 12:30 PM for a good view of the start.
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