Skull and Shackles
Free Captain's Regatta
This annual sea race is organised by the Free Captains of the Shackles. The course changes each year, but is always a dangerous route among the various reefs and sandbars on the edge of the Eye of Abendego. Many ships fail to survive the course, but there are always a large number of entrants each year.
Entrants must be captain of their own ship, and there is an entrance fee of 500 gold pieces. The winner receives the total of all the entrance fees, the grant of a small island or anchorage in the Shackles, and a seat on the Pirate Council.
The winner for the last five years has been the enigmatic Master of Gales.
The Regatta was first held in 4677 AR. Of the seventeen ships which entered the race, six were lost at sea.