Knot & Shot Contest
"Tied Up" at Schooner Wharf Bar Every Day During
Key West wouldn't be
Key West without sailors and Schooner Wharf Bar,
and sailors wouldn't be sailors without rum and
Watch what happens
when all four of them combine on the docks at
Schooner Wharf Bar, your After Race Headquarters,
every night at 8:30 p.m. during the yacht races.
Nightly from January
21st-25th, 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 Kalik Beer to the contest and a goodtime is
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
Prizes will be given for the best times, and
winners can receive great prizes from West Marine
and Harken yacht equipment, Kalik
Beer, Schooner Wharf Bar gift certificates and
plenty of Mt. Gay Rum and Mount Gay XO.
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.