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2024 SCYC Wahoo Blitz

February 9 - February 11

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Dates:  Feb 9-11, 2024 @ SCYC
Friday, Feb 9th: Captains Meeting and Opening Party 5 – 7 pm
Saturday, Feb 10th: Fish 6:30 am – 4 pm
Sunday, Feb 11th: Fish 6:30am – 12pm (Noon)

Awards 4:30-6:00pm

Wahoo Blitz/Super Bowl Dinner & Celebration starts at 6pm!!

WAHOO BLITZ RULES: revised 11/16/2023

 

RULES:

  • Start Time: SCYC Wahoo Blitz will begin with the call of “Leave The Dock” at 6:30 am and continue until 4 pm on February 10th and from 6:30 am until 12 pm (noon) on February 11th.
  • End Time: ”Back at Dock”: – All boats must be “in the marina” by 4 pm on Saturday and by 12 pm (Noon) on Sunday. “In the marina” is defined as literally docked at the marina, or “in the channel” back to SCYC, provided you radio the weigh-station with your location prior to 4pm.
  • VHF Channel 12/16 (TBD at Captain’s Meeting) will be monitored for the Tournament.
  • No baits or teasers in the water before the call to “Leave The Dock”.
  • Chumming is prohibited.
  • No electric reels.
  • There is a 80-mile boundary rule – radius from the Marina (excluding the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park)
  • There are no lay days or weather days, unless determined by the committee. Notice on any change due to weather will be announced prior to or at the Captain’s Meeting per the committee. Fish at your own risk.
  • At least one member per boat MUST attend the Captain’s Meeting on Friday, Feb. 11, 2023.
  • Scale hours are 4pm-6pm Saturday and from 12pm to 2pm on Sunday.
  • Wahoo are eligible for weigh-in with a 10 lb. minimum weight requirement. Any fish eligible for weigh-in must be brought to the scales by a registered team angler. Angler must stay with the fish until all fish are weighed and confirmed.
  • Other species of fish will be weighed and considered in Calcutta only. Accepted Calcutta species will be specified by the Captain’s Meeting.
  • Teams are required to abide by Bahamian laws and regulations to participate. Each team is required to have proper permitting and licensing. ** PLEASE SEE NEW INFORMATION BELOW AS TO ACQUIRING YOUR INDIVIDUAL PERMITS **
                       Per the Bahamas Department of Marine Resources,
                      “Each angler will need a permit. The permit issued to the boat does not cover the individual anglers.”
                             – Alexandra Sinclair, Assistant Fisheries Officer, Statistics, Data Collection and Permits Unit
                               Department of Marine Resources, Nassau, Bahamas
  • No billfish are to be caught, released, or killed and weighed. This is not a billfish tournament, any billfish caught will not count.
  • Fish will be checked for any additional weight. Final decision is at the discretion of the weigh master. Teams found in violation will be immediately disqualified. No frozen fish will be weighed, no exceptions.
  • Protests: Any team accusing another must submit their protest in writing to the Tournament Committee before the close of scale each day with a $500 fee. If the accused is found to be at fault the $500 will be returned.
  • Hold Harmless– All registered anglers and non-registered occupants of their boats enter and participate in this tournament voluntarily at their own risk. In consideration for the tournament’s acceptance of his or her entry, each angler, for his or her heirs, executors, and administrators, agrees to release, hold harmless and indemnify the Tournament (Staniel Cay Yacht Club, Courtney Bowden, Contact Courtney Consulting, LLC), its officers, managers, directors, agents, sponsors, donors, the city and county where the event is held, and all other persons connected directly or indirectly with the operation of the tournament, from and against any and all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs, fees or expenses which he or she may have against any above-described party, or which his or her captains, crew members, family members, companions or non-registered occupants of their boat may have, arising out of or in any way connected with his or her participation in this tournament, including any injury or death suffered by any registered angler, boat captains, crew members, family members, companions or other occupants of any boat, and including any damage to vessels and equipment, which occurs during or in conjunction with the event. Each Angler understands and agrees that this release specifically includes and waives any claims based on libel, slander, negligence, action, or inaction of any above-named party.
  • Signing of the Entry Sheet– By signing the entry form, the Boat Owner/Team Representative agrees to follow the above tournament rules. All Boat Owners/Team Representatives are required to sign the entry form as certification that they have read and agreed to abide by all guidelines and the above liability release.
  • Tournament is being operated and managed by Contact Courtney Consulting, LLC.
  • Staniel Cay Yacht Club has the right to move tournament dates in case of severe weather and can refuse any entry/participation to anyone for any reason at any time with proper notice.
  • All entrants are responsible for any tax liability (if any) incurred by the entrant for any winnings.
  • All rules are subject to change without prior notice, up until the close of the Captain’s Meeting.

** NEW INFORMATION AS TO ACQUIRING YOUR INDIVIDUAL PERMITS **

We have recently learned that as of fall 2023, the Bahamas has begun enforcing the rule that EACH angler in a given fishing vessel must have an INDIVIDUAL fishing license. The anglers are no longer “blanket” covered by a single “cruising permit”.

In order to facilitate this process, there are two electronic methods to secure your individual fishing license:
1. Download the app “Go Outdoors Bahamas”
2. Utilize the website: https://license.gooutdoorsbahamas.com/

1. This is the screen to create an account on both the website and the app.
Click the “Enroll Now” button at the bottom.

2. This is the next screen. Where it says “Provide the Document ID Number”, you will enter your Passport Number, Customer ID (if applicable), or National ID (if applicable)

3. Fill in all of the required personal information and submit.
4. Once your account is created, you will see the options for permits. This is the one you want for a single trip sportfishing license, $60

5. Follow the prompts to add this permit to your cart and checkout.
6. Please print your permit and bring with you for the Tournament in case your vessel is spot-checked by Bahamian authorities.

 

CASH CALCUTTA WILL BE AVAILABLE ON-SITE:

(Information will be sent to registered teams separately the week of the tournament)

 

PAYOUTS: WAHOO ONLY – Heaviest Overall Weight, Up to 6 Wahoo

  • 1st Place: $10,000
  • 2nd Place: $5,000
  • 3rd Place: $2,500
  • 4th Place: $750 SCYC Resort Credit
  • 5th Place: $500 SCYC Resort Credit

 

PAYOUTS: OTHER MEAT FISH

  • Heaviest Single Mahi: $500 + $500 SCYC Resort Credit
  • Heaviest Single Tuna: $500 + $500 SCYC Resort Credit

 

REGISTRATION:

  • Online registration only. Please scroll down to registration form.
  • $2,500 per boat (up to 6 anglers)
  • $2,000 Early Registration per boat – Nov. 1 – 10, 2023

 

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • Each team is required to pay the entry fee in full to register. Entry fee is non-refundable unless the tournament is canceled by SCYC.

 

SCHEDULE:

2/9: Friday

5 – 7pm            Captain’s Cocktail Party & Rules Review

 

2/10: Saturday

6:30am – 4pm          Fish

4 – 6pm                      Weigh

 

2/11: Sunday

6:30am – 12pm          Fish

12pm – 2pm                Weigh

4:30 – 6pm                 Awards Ceremony

6 – 8pm                       Super Bowl Dinner

6:30pm                      Super Bowl Kickoff

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

 

PRESENTING SPONSOR: $10,000 (1 Max)

  • Company Name included in title of tournament (“Staniel Cay Wahoo Blitz Presented by [Sponsor Name]”)
  • Company Logo inclusion on all event materials: Main Sponsor Banner, promotional emails, social media, tournament posters, and fliers
  • Two (2) boat entries (6 lines per boat; each must be registered)
  • Two (2) Tournament Gift Buckets
  • Official Tournament shirts for each registered angler
  • Four (4) additional, Official Tournament shirts
  • Promo opportunity in Tournament Gift Buckets

 

PLATINUM SPONSOR: $5,000 (1 Max)

  • Company Logo inclusion on event materials: Main Sponsor Banner, promotional emails, social media, tournament posters, and fliers
  • Official Weigh Station will be named “The [Sponsor Name] Weigh Station” (or similar)
  • Option to present the First-Place prize along with Courtney
  • One (1) boat entry (6 lines; each must be registered)
  • One (1) Tournament Gift Bucket
  • Official Tournament shirts for each registered angler
  • Two (2) additional, Official Tournament shirts
  • Promo opportunity in gift buckets

 

GOLD SPONSOR: $2,500 (2 Max)

  • Company Logo inclusion on event materials: Main Sponsor Banner, promotional emails, social media
  • One (1) Tournament Gift Bucket
  • Two (2) Official Tournament shirts
  • Promo opportunity in Tournament Gift Buckets

 

SILVER SPONSOR: $1,000

  • Company Logo inclusion on event materials: Main Sponsor Banner, promotional emails, social media
  • Two (2) Official tournament shirts
  • Promo opportunity in Tournament Gift Buckets

 

CONTACTS:

2024 SCYC Wahoo Blitz Online Registration Form

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