Schedule of Events

Updated July 22, 2018

DAILY FOR VETERANS

GO FISH!

Sign up to fish with one of our WTC participants. Traditionally many of the WTC participants will open a seat or two for a veteran. This fishing can range from Salmon to a hard core trip for Albacore Tuna. These trips are not for the faint of heart. Often times veterans continue a lasting friendship with the team and become part of their normal crew.

Fish for Salmon or Seabass

Fish for Salmon or Seabass on the Blue Eyes Charter Boat – 22 seats available daily. The Blue Eyes is a custom built 50’ traditional charter boat. Please visit Mission Control to sign up.

Horseshoes, Crabbing, Surf Perch Fishing, Fly a kite, Nightly Bon Fire and more! Stop by Mission Control to find out how to participate and schedules. Alpha Stim We have a Alpha Stim representative arriving Thursday to demonstrate a brain training device to Service Members. Service Members are encouraged to stop by and try out this cutting edge technology. The device will be made available anytime Thursday-Friday.

Monday July 30 -  Saturday August 4th

Veteran Fishing Program Monday July 30th  through Saturday August 4th

Contact Matthew Houston to get scheduled to fish. Many participants will be offering a seat to fish throughout the week.

Wednesday August 1 - Saturday August 4th

Meet at the flag 4:30am

Westport has a beautiful American Flag located behind McCausland Hall. We will be meeting at the flag Wednesday – Saturday at 4:30am for a prayer for a safe and fun day on the water for those that would like to join.

Thursday August 2

Enter Big Fish Friday Side Pot at Mission Control ( Tacklebox ) anytime before Friday 8/2 between 5-7pm

Big Fish Friday side pot entry at the Event Tent Area next to Westport Tackle Box. Show up between 5-7pm and enter this years BFF pot. Cost is $100 per team with a 50% cash payout at the Captains Meeting, and you turn in your BFF entry at the Icing Station just behind D&M Crab between 3-5PM on Friday when you are getting the free ice for the Main Event held on Saturday.

Friday August 3

Street Fair 10:00am-6:00pm We will be starting our first annual street fair and are calling it Veterans Appreciation Day. This fair will be held on Friday and Saturday from 10-5. This will be a building year but are hoping for a great turnout. I-5 Motors will be sending a Jeep for a raffle auction. Please let us know if you know of other vendors that would like to get involved. The cost for vendors is free.

Big Fish Friday weigh in 12:00-6:00pm

Big Fish Friday weigh in is at the at the Westport Tackle Box. Any team entered in the Big Fish Friday Pot will be allowed to weigh two fish and pick the largest fish to enter as their official entry into the BFF Pot. All weighed fish will become property of the WTC and NW Harvest regardless if the are the entered fish or not. Teams may donate as many extra fish as they like to enter extra raffle tickets for the drawing held during the banquet Saturday evening. Ice Pickup 12:00-6:00pm Ice pickup starts across the street from Englunds Marine, behind D&M Crab. We will have fork lifts available to allow easy ice loading into any boats on trailers. If your boat is already moored, you may bring as many containers as you like to transport ice back to your boat via your own transportation methods. You may take up to 800 pounds of ice per team. Team Registration 5:00-7:00pm Team registration will be at the Westport Tackle Box. We prefer the Team Captain register the team if at all possible to eliminate any possible mistakes and or confusion, but it is not required. If the Team Captain does not register the Team, they have until the end of the Captains Meeting to make any roster or vessel changes. Captains Meeting 7:00pm Safety briefing, weather briefing, run through of all critical things related to the event rules and event goals. This is the time when we will cover the Event release and return procedures. There will be a short imtermission just before the last part of the Captains Meeting, and then all the Team Captains will be assembled front and center for the next part of the meeting. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO BE PRESENT & PAY ATTENTION TO THIS PART OF THE MEETING!!! This is where the returning to port and check-in, drop off procedures will be covered in detail. This has been one of the biggest areas of complaints from the Westport Marina, the Coast Guard and fellow competitors during prior years events. We are all going to be on the same page this year so we don't have any more issues! Any last minute changes will be covered here, it is very important to have a team rep present, preferably the Captain or First Mate.

Saturday August 5 

Westport Seafoods Bait Dock opens 4:00am Vouchers will be given out during registration good for 12 pounds of free live bait. You can purchase more if you would like at regular prices. If you want live bait on Friday, you must pay for it, no exceptions! The free bait voucher is only good on Saturday morning.

2017 WTC Startup 5:00-6:00am

The exact startup time and location will be announced during the Captains Meeting the night before. A roll call, single team release method will be done if foggy and or poor visibility or weather conditions are present. If clear and calm weather conditions are present, a countdown-shotgun start will be done. The change will be announced over VHF channel 69 prior to roll call. PLEASE monitor VHF channel 69 starting at 5:00am! There will be start time notifications and reminders made every 10 minutes prior to the final countdown. Fish check in and the boardwalk weigh in 3:00-5:00pm Fish check in and the boardwalk weigh in process occurs. You must cross the finish line by 5PM Sharp to qualify for any of the pots! Street Fair 10:00am-6:00pm We will be starting our first annual street fair and are calling it Veterans Appreciation Day. This fair will be held on Friday and Saturday from 10-5. This will be a building year but are hoping for a great turnout. I-5 Motors will be sending a Jeep for a raffle auction. Please let us know if you know of other vendors that would like to get involved. The cost for vendors is free. Dinner 5:30pm-7:00pm Dinner starts, Volunteers and Wounded Soldiers get first dibs! Sponsor Intro and Ceremony 7:00pm-9:30pm Sponsor intro's and acknowledgments, followed by the drawing and the awards ceremony. Wrap Up 9:30-10:00pm Event wrap up, clean up, see you next year!