The monthly Chesapeake Regatta will be held for February this coming Thursday, February 26th at 9 PM EST! The Chesapeake Regatta is a monthly boat race hosted by the Red Wolf Cafe in Gyldenfeld. Each month, a different course for the race is announced with a map detailing the course as well as the standing official time record for the course. Contestants and spectators should meet up at the Red Wolf Cafe in Gyldenfeld at 9 PM EST this Thursday, February 26th. This month's course will be the "Fire and Ice" course: Begins off the southern tip of Ice Isle(properly known to cartographers as "Dagger Isle") and stretches northeast and up along the eastern side of Fire Isle before crossing over the top and descending south along the western side and then back across the sea to round the western side of Ice Isle again to the finish line where the race began. This race course includes extremes of the hot, tropical Fire Isle and the frozen terrestria of Ice Isle. Perils include open water navigation, stormy seas(server lines) and dangers if shipwrecked on Fire Isle(daemons, dragons, etc.). Difficulty: 2 Record: 13:50 by Tancred RedStar[*V*] May, 2005 Once everyone has arrived, we'll gate to the starting point on the southern tip of Ice Isle. When the starting signal is given, contestants will start the race grand prix style by placing their boats in the water and getting underway as fast as possible. Contestants must remain on the course and the judge(s) shall monitor the course along the way. Contestants complete the course by arriving at the starting point *and* drydocking their boat(it's not enough to just return, you must drydock your boat too!). This month's prizes will be: First place - 100k gold check Second place - 50k gold check Third place - 25k gold check After about 20 minutes at the finish line, we'll head back to the Red Wolf Cafe for the announcement of winners and awarding of prizes. If the winner breaks an existing course record, the first place prize will be doubled! This will be followed by a Pirate costume contest with a winner chosen by the spectators and awarded a 10k gold check! So dress, and act, accordingly! Official Regatta Rules v1.1: 1. Any size or type of boat may be used 2. Contestants may not leave the boat during the race for any reason 3. Contestants may not attack other contestants or otherwise bring harm upon them 4. Contestants may not have non-race participants affect the race in any way 5. Multi-member boat crews: If there are multiple people in a boat, one must be chosen as captain. The captain will act as the sole representative for the boat's crew New record times will be attributed to the captain Prize money will only be awarded to the captain No crew member may leave the boat during the race or the whole crew may be disqualified 6. Violating the rules may lead to disqualification from the race and possibly all future races 7. The judge(s) will retain sole discretion in deciding the winner of the race, the conducting of the race and the acceptable sportsmanship of entrants 8. The desginated TimeKeeper will track the official time of a race 9. All judge decisions are final The Red Wolf Cafe, located in the player-town of Gyldenfeld near the Britain/Skara crossroads in Trammel is the site of weekly public events. There is never an entry fee and the public is always invited! Weekly events almost always have a gold check or other prize for the winning team or person. Map to the Red Wolf Cafe The cafe was founded in an attempt to foster more shardwide, player-run events and happenings. Starting off as a small, roadside shack in 2003, it has moved and expanded to a bigger and better location and we hope it will continue to provide a fun and friendly place for the citizens of the realm to relax, meet new friends and enjoy the activities. Usual Disclaimer - The Red Wolf Cafe makes no gurantee nor warranty against potential death, loss of property or any other type of loss. All event participants recognize both the potential of danger and loss(if any) and will not hold the event sponsors liable. Also, both Gyldenfeld.com and FellowshipOfVirtue.com(where past Regatta courses and records are kept) are currently undergoing renovations to a CMS-based system so some info on those sites may be missing or outdated, please stay tuned!