No matter what boat, however, the pattern was the same. First gun at 2 p.m., racing until 4, then tea on the deck afterward. Normally, children are not allowed at the adult tea. But this rule was waived for anyone who raced. Nothing tasted better after a day battling a typical summer seabreeze than a cup of hot tea loaded with three teaspoons of sugar and enough milk to take out all the color.