An overnight respite at Leverick Bay gave the sailors a chance to consider their place in the fleet and prepare for the Mount Gay Rum drink-recipe contest. The race committee stood court as drinks arrived in succession: first an “interesting” combination from Team Chicago: rum, prosecco, cranberry juice, chopped mint and lime. Then came a bizarre concoction of Nerds candy, Swedish fish, rum and other assorted ingredients. Team Annapolis delivered a taste of Fall with a delicious apple cider composition. Juhnksho arrived with a cored pineapple filled with a refreshing blend of rum and fresh squeezed juices. Team San Diego’s version of a Painkiller was presented in a pineapple, too. Team St. Pete, late to the party, showed up with a single red Solo cup, a heavy two-finger rum pour, and a topper of Coca Cola. “It’s a proper rum and coke!” proclaimed its creator, Tony Barrett.