July 2013 News

The 2013 Big Game Battle is fast approaching and is less than one month away. As the excitement builds you can anticipate the emails to start flying around with challenges! Thank you for everyone’s input, donations, and sponsorship to date. It you have anything to add to the tournament, please call or email us at your earliest convenience before the final tournament book is printed on August 2nd.
There are 41 boats committed to fishing in this year’s event with ten new boats making their appearance with familiar crews. Twenty-one boats will be fishing in Division I (35 ft and over) and twenty boats fishing in Division II (under 35 ft). The fleet is as follows:
Albacore
Miss Bridget
Finatic
Hook Em’ Dano
Mirabella
Par 5
Snow Bear
Lillylulu
Dealer Incentive
Happy Jack
Good Fortune
Castafari
Big Eye
Reel Estate
Oh Yeah
Miss Kate
All Risk
Tuna Kahuna
Mary Louise
Bushwhacker
Alcazar
Mulbury Canyon
Westlink
Nautilus
Off Hours
Big E
The Only Woman
Trident
Pegasus
Game On
J’s at Sea II
Sho Aff
Hell’s Angel’s
Fin & Tonic
Lucky13
Suit Up
Fish On
Distraction
Breaking Wind
Alice G
Miss Jillian
Please see attached the 2013 tournament rules. The point system has been adjusted in a few categories with input from last year’s Captains. Also included are billfish and tuna identification charts to better educate all captains and crews involved. We have added an “Overnight Challenge” and “Team Challenge” to keep things exciting. This is not a money tournament and there will be no tour-nament sponsored Calcutta – this can be handled between the boats at the dock .
After you arrive at the Nantucket Boat Basin, have a representative check your team in at the welcome table located at the John Jay Wharf Cottage. The Captain’s meeting will be held at the dock in the same area starting at 7:00 PM. The tournament rules will be reviewed at this time with questions an-swered. We encourage any boats to have food and drink “welcome tables” around the docks as in pre-vious years to add to the festivities.
As a group, our charity endeavors continue supporting the Nantucket STAR program in honor George Bassett. This is an on island charity for children facing many challenges and disorders with the goal to “leave no child behind” For the many years George and his crew have supported our event—let’s give back and make a difference in a child’s life.
We look forward to seeing everyone soon!
Thank You
Tournament Committee

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