Where did you buy the goons for up front? I think I deserve some!My canvas maker made some snap-on pockets of vinyl-lined Sunbrella. Sized to fit a wine bottle, they held cans in coozies, beer bottles, 40's, whatever. The snaps allowed them to be moved around. There were even snaps on the mast just in case the goons up forward earned a treat. Since they were canvas they didn't adversely affect racing by getting in the way or snagging lines.
The plastic holders that snap onto 1" tubing (stanchions, binnacle guards, etc) work well too, but not so much for hectic race conditions.