One of the many traditions that seems to have vanished is the Christmas Pitpan Race
It is reported in one of the manuscripts at the Library of Congress that "At Christmas there are pitpan races between the Negros and the Caribs". - 1861
I also remember bowl dowry races...
"Old Timers Recall River Regattas," below is a good piece of history of river regattas in the old days from the February 27, 1970 Reporter newspaper.