I saw a show on TV awhile back called "Me vs Me" and that particular episode was about a race on Lake Union in Seattle called the Duck Dodge Regatta. It looked like a hoot so I googled it and found the site. http://www.duckdodge.org/index.php
I thought I saw somewhere in the site that if you actually hit a duck you have to do a 720 and apologize to the duck before proceeding.
Rule 1: Starboard Tack has Right of Way
Rule 2: Rules of the road apply
Rule 3: No hitting one-another(With or without boats)
Rule 4: Take all marks to PORT unless noted on Race Course
Rule 5: No hitting one-another
Rule 6: Bribing the committee is against the rules (while anybody is looking)
Rule 7: No hitting one-another
Rule 8: There is no rule number 8
Rule 9: No hitting one-another
Rule 10: Follow all the rules
Rule 11: No hitting one-another
Rule 12: Never make a duck change its course (Dodge the Duck)
There are no customs unless you go really way off course.
I'm curious, what whacky Regattas and sailing events do the rest of you know about. The lighter side of sailing!
My best friend from college lives up there so whether or not he knows it I'm coming up to sail in that race with his boat!