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Grand Bahama Shipyard 2nd annual fishing tournament to benefit East Grand Bahama schools
  
Friday, 24 February 2012 09:40

Grand Bahama Shipyard 2nd Annual Tournament to benefit East Grand Bahama Schools - At a press conference held at the Grand Bahama Yacht Club (GBYC), the Grand Bahama Shipyard’s 3rd and 4th year Apprentices announced that March 10th will be date for their annual fishing tournament. 'The community response has been phenomenal,' said Tournament Committee Apprentice Chairman Nagee Smith.   'Our Corporate Partners have again showed their generosity in our efforts to help the Youth of Grand Bahama Island.' FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- At a press conference held Thursday at the Grand Bahama Yacht Club (GBYC), the Grand Bahama Shipyard’s 3rd and 4th year apprentices announced that March 10th will be the date for their annual fishing tournament.

“The community response has been phenomenal,” said Tournament Committee Apprentice Chairman Nagee Smith. “Our corporate partners have again showed their generosity, in our efforts to help the youth of Grand Bahama Island.  Last year’s tournament was a tremendous success raising $13,000 for the youth sports programs of Eight Mile Rock and the West End of Grand Bahama.  This year’s tournament projects to almost triple that figure!”

Ed Pavey, Director of Technical and Planning, has been the groups mentor for this event and has lead the apprentices with their coordination efforts.  “The funds raised from this tournament will be used to renovate and modernize the playgrounds at both Free Town and High Rock Primary Schools.  In addition to the playground renovations, the funds will be used to purchase computers, water coolers, and other equipment desperately needed for the schools.”

The tournament will begin with Boat Registration and Sign-in at 6:00 am at dock B, with a start planned for 7:00 am.  We hope to have everyone return for the weigh-in by 5:00 pm, with a Fish Fry to start at 4:00 pm and our Awards Ceremony at 7:00 pm.

Shipyard Annual Tournament scheduled or March 10th - The Grand Bahama Shipyard 2nd Annual fishing tournament is slated for March 10th and will begin with Boat Registration and sign in at 6:00 am, at dock B with a start planned for 7:00 am.  Organisers hope to have everyone return for the weigh in by 5:00 pm, with a Fish Fry to start at 4:00 pm and Awards Ceremony at 7:00 pm.  Entry Fees are $150 per 4-Person Boat, $50.00 for each additional person and the organisers plan to supply each boat with five pounds of bait. Registration forms can be picked up at the Main Gate of the Shipyard, Long’s Marine, Butler’s Food World, Coral Reef Beach Bar & Grill, GB Yacht Club, Bahamaislandsinfo.com website as well as their Facebook event page. Organisers are pictured at the press conference held at the GB Yacht Club the new venue for this year's event.Entry fees are $150 per 4-Person Boat, $50.00 for each additional person and the organizers plan to supply each boat with five pounds of bait. Registration forms can be picked up at the Main Gate of the Shipyard, Long’s Marine, Butler’s Food World, Coral Reef Beach Bar & Grill, GB Yacht Club, Bahamaislandsinfo.com website HERE as well as their Facebook event page HERE.

“This year we plan to offer $4,000.00 in prizes,” said Apprentice Chairman Nagee Smith.  First Place overall will get $1,000, second place $600 and third place $400.  With the balance of prize monies going for largest aggregate catch (combined weight of all qualifying fish) and individual catches."  Last year the tournament had 17 teams, the organizers are hoping to double that this year.

This second year event is also switching venues. “The staff and management at Grand Bahama Yacht Club are excited and honoured to host the upcoming fishing tournament, organized by Grand Bahama Shipyard,” said Thomas Lockhart, Dock Master at GBYC.  “We are very impressed to see the professionalism and enthusiasm with which the team from the shipyard have organised this event and how they have been able to get so many local companies involved in sponsoring this event.  It truly shows the commitment this company has to Grand Bahama Island and how important they are to the future of this country with their apprentice program ensuring jobs for the youth and teaching these young people not only a trade, but also how important it is to do for others, in this case the beneficiary schools of this event.”

Shipyard Apprentices organise the 2nd Annual Tournament - Pictured on board La Bohemme at the Grand Bahama Yacht Club (GBYC) are the Grand Bahama Shipyard’s 3rd and 4th year apprentices who have organised this years annual shipyard fishing tournament.  Planned for March 10th, there will also be a huge Family Fun Day at the Yacht Club for the families of the fishermen, employees, sponsors, students and guests starting at 11am.  More details can be found on the GB Shipyard Facebook or event page.  'We could not have done this without our sponsors they have truly extended the hand of support this year,' said Ed Pavey, Director of Technical and Planning and Tournament Director.Also attending the conference were Eudell Roberts, Principal of High Rock Primary, and Sandrea Bullard, Principal and Free Town Primary.  Both teachers were thrilled with the assistance the will be receiving. "Just like Mrs. Roberts, I am overwhelmed and we have been truly blessed by this donation from the shipyard,” said Ms. Bullard.  “The shipyard and their sponsors funding for our school will have a huge impact on our students and we can’t thank them enough.”

In addition to the fishing tournament Pavey noted there will be a huge Family Fun Day at the Yacht Club for the families of the fishermen, employees, sponsors, students and guests starting at 11am.  More details can be found on the GB Shipyard Facebook or event page.  “We could not have done this without our sponsors they have truly extended the hand of support this year.”

Facebook page: HERE

Registration form: HERE

Photo 1: Grand Bahama Shipyard 2nd Annual Tournament to benefit East Grand Bahama Schools - At a press conference held at the Grand Bahama Yacht Club (GBYC), the Grand Bahama Shipyard’s 3rd and 4th year Apprentices announced that March 10th will be date for their annual fishing tournament. “The community response has been phenomenal,” said Tournament Committee Apprentice Chairman Nagee Smith.   “Our Corporate Partners have again showed their generosity in our efforts to help the Youth of Grand Bahama Island."  

Photo 2: Shipyard Annual Tournament scheduled or March 10th - The Grand Bahama Shipyard 2nd Annual fishing tournament is slated for March 10th and will begin with Boat Registration and sign in at 6:00 am, at dock B with a start planned for 7:00 am.  Organisers hope to have everyone return for the weigh in by 5:00 pm, with a Fish Fry to start at 4:00 pm and Awards Ceremony at 7:00 pm.  Entry Fees are $150 per 4-Person Boat, $50.00 for each additional person and the organisers plan to supply each boat with five pounds of bait. Registration forms can be picked up at the Main Gate of the Shipyard, Long’s Marine, Butler’s Food World, Coral Reef Beach Bar & Grill, GB Yacht Club, Bahamaislandsinfo.com website as well as their Facebook event page. Organisers are pictured at the press conference held at the GB Yacht Club the new venue for this year's event.

Photo 3: Shipyard Apprentices organise the 2nd Annual Tournament - Pictured on board "La Bohemme" at the Grand Bahama Yacht Club (GBYC) are the Grand Bahama Shipyard’s 3rd and 4th year apprentices who have organised this years annual shipyard fishing tournament.  Planned for March 10th, there will also be a huge Family Fun Day at the Yacht Club for the families of the fishermen, employees, sponsors, students and guests starting at 11am.  More details can be found on the GB Shipyard Facebook or event page.  “We could not have done this without our sponsors they have truly extended the hand of support this year,” said Ed Pavey, Director of Technical and Planning and Tournament Director.

(Photos courtesy of Jock Hall for Barefoot Marketing)


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