Ship yards are a buzzing with workers scouring back and forth laying the keel and ribbing. Saws and hammers can be heard in the distance. Why? Everyone is getting busy putting together their fastest ships in preperation for the up-coming, long awaited "BLOOD REGATA". The BLOOD REGATA has been in the planning stages now for a few weeks, sponsored by Nidaros & Aryslan of Chessy and is coming around for test time. A dry run/practice run will be held on Tuesday, the 14th of December,approx. 9:30 pm, Eastern. (Time will be confirmed as we get closer to that date).The practice run will follow directly after the Paxlair Statehood held at 9:00 pm. What is the "BLOOD REGATA"??? It is a race to see who finishes first in an all-out race of ships equipped with a crew and cannons.... Is your apponent getting to close? Slow them down by sending a "volley of cannon fire" their way. Did you catch up to the first place ship? Open fire with a bow shot and hope to hit the keel slowing them down enough for you to pass them and maybe get off a volley of fire while passing them to slow them down a little more. (or they may surprise you with some volley fire themselves, regaining the lead). The ships will have to leave port, pick-up "BLACKDOG'S TREASURE CHEST", proceed to coordinates given ahead of time, load your chest from the middle of the ocean and proceed to the next point till all items are aquired and then on to the finish line (Port). There will be a big party after the awards are given out. You probably guessed it to. It's held in Fel waters. It's all-out ship warfare in order to win. The 3 top placements will be awarded prizes in a chest along with pieces-of-eight. (prizes and gold will be announced as time approaches). But it will be worth the fun. SO STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER UPDATES on this great ship-to-ship battle for first place in the "BLOOD REGATA". Get your ships ready for this fun race..