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Knot & Shot Contest
Get "Tied Up" at Schooner Wharf Bar Every Day During Race Week!!!
2008 Winners

Key West wouldn't be Key West without sailors and Schooner Wharf Bar, and sailors wouldn't be sailors without rum and ropes.

Watch what happens when all four of them combine on the docks at Schooner Wharf Bar, your After Race Headquarters, every night at 8:00 p.m. during the yacht races.

Nightly from Jan 21-25, sailors and any interested challengers will frustrate themselves and entertain the crowd as they race to tie a bowline and lasso a piling. But add a shot of Mt. Gay Rum and a Heineken to the contest and a goodtime is inevitable.

Entrants stand in front of an ice luge and swallow an icy shot of Mt. Gay that is poured from the top. They then have to tie a bowline and use it to lasso a piling that is on wheels, several feet away. The sailor then pulls the piling to him or her and picks up a cold Kalik beer, that is sitting on the base of the piling.

They then drink the beer and turn the supposedly empty bottle upside down on their head.

During a week of heated race competition, Knot&Shot is a fun and good natured race against the clock and other sailors.

Prizes will be given for the best times, and winners can receive deck shoes from Harken by Saucony, great gifts from West Marine, Piper-Heidsieck, champagne, Kalik beer and plenty of Mount Gay Rum.

In 2004 the locals took first place, Captain Dave of the Schooner Western Union had the fastest time of 7.3 seconds. When asked if he had any advice to dispense, his reply was “Practice, Practice, Practice.” He is also looking forward to competing against all the challengers from yachting race week to retain his title!

Spectators can enjoy the chance to share stories and drinks with the yacht racers, who have come from all over the country for race week. Don't miss the chance to stroll along the docks and get an up-close peek at one of the racing fleets, which will be docked at the Schooner Wharf fall week.

COME GET TIED UP!
For more information, do not hesitate to call Evalena or Sheree at 292-3302

 


Local Captain Clinches Schooner Wharf Bar’s 2008 Knot & Shot Contest

The popular 2008 Schooner Wharf Bar Knot and Shot Contest was held at 8:00 p.m. each night after the races, at Schooner Wharf Bar.

Racers and sailors from all over the world competed in Schooner Wharf Bar’s annual Knot & Shot competition, but local captain and defending champion, Jay McBain of Floridays, emerged as the overall winner with a time of 7:32 seconds.

2008 also saw other local captains entered into the Knot & Shot “Single Digit Club”. 2nd Place winner Chris Shaw of the Liberty Clipper clocked in at 7:35. 2006 winner Captain Dave, of the Western Union, logged in at 9.25, earning him third place.

Sea dogs young and old were required to drink a shot, tie a bowline knot, lasso a pilon, and drink a beer as quickly as possible in what has become one of Race Week’s most heated and hilarious nautical demonstrations. Seamanship skills were put to the test for all the sailors who came to get “tied up” at Schooner Wharf during yachting race week

Sponsored in part by Mt. Gay Rum, Harken, West Marine, Piper-Heidsieck, Kalik beer, and SUN 99, the Knot & Shot competition is a much-anticipated test of seamanship and stamina.
 

 

Photo of 2007 winners:
(left to right) Nate Stone, Steve Pattee, Jay McBain, Will Salade
 

 

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