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Fish For A Cure 2021: We Couldn’t Do It Without You

PLEASE NOTE: South Annapolis Yacht Centre is graciously hosting us in their new facility while also maintaining their normal operations for their slip holders. There are some slips available, but as in past years, Fish For A Cure cannot guarantee a slip for each individual boat. We will, however, do our best to accommodate all boats by rafting up for the duration of the Weigh-In party. To help us plan for Saturday, please take a moment to tell us a little information about your boat by filling out this spreadsheet (takes just a minute!).

Dear Friends of F4AC,

It’s finally here! Our Fish For A Cure (F4AC) fleet takes to the water on Saturday with hopes of reeling in not only the biggest fish, but raising the most donations of all sizes for the Cancer Survivorship Program at Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute.

Because of you, our captains, anglers, and community partners, F4AC continues to have a ripple effect in providing care for patients and their families undergoing a cancer diagnosis and treatment. The Cancer Survivorship team shares how your generosity makes an impact.

Thanks to your commitment in 2021, we have:

  • 62 boats registered
  • More than 350 captains and anglers participating
  • Over 50 local businesses partnering with F4AC to make this event possible

In the true spirit of competition however, our crews are going full throttle to make as big of a splash in cancer care as they can with the Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge and every dollar makes a difference. There is still time to get involved with F4AC 2021 by making a donation to a boat to support the Captain’s Challenge here.

If you would like to drop off a donation to support F4AC in person, a member of the LHAAMC Foundation team will be available from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the South Annapolis Yacht Centre to collect contributions towards the 2021 Captain’s Challenge.

Here are a few key details about the event:

Tournament Rules

The tournament rules can be found here and on the Fish For A Cure website. Also, print copies of the rules were provided in your buckets at the Captain’s Meeting. For specific questions about the tournament rules, please contact Mike Cassidy at mcassidy@shannonconsultants.com.

  • ALL fish must be delivered to South Annapolis Yacht Centre (formerly Sarles Boatyard and Marina) dock by 4 p.m. You can arrive by boat or car – we understand that if you catch the 4 p.m. bridge opening, you may arrive slightly after 4 p.m.
  • ALL fish must be in some type of container, preferably a cooler. NO trash bags please! Your fish will NOT be registered if it’s not in a container.
  • It is mandatory that at least ONE angler remain with the cooler and its contents until ALL of your team’s fish have been weighed. Your fish will NOT be weighed if a member of your team is not present at weigh-in.
  • Boats may check in to the drop-off line via VHF by hailing the F4AC personnel on the South Annapolis Yacht Centre dock on VHF channel 73 prior to 4 p.m.

Party Pack Pick-Up

When: Friday, Nov. 5 from 3-5 p.m.

Where: Ken’s Creative Kitchen, 980 Awald Road, Suite 201, Annapolis, MD 21403

OR

When: Saturday, Nov. 6 from 4-7 p.m.

Where: South Annapolis Yacht Centre, 750 Boucher Ave.

When you pick up your Party Pack either on Friday at Ken’s Creative Kitchen or Saturday at the South Annapolis Yacht Centre, you must bring your voucher, which lists in specific detail all of the delicious food – seafood, charcuterie and imported cheese, beef tenderloin, desserts, and drinks – beer, wine, and seltzers – included in your Party Pack.

F4AC Weigh-In Party

When: Saturday, Nov. 6 from 4-7 p.m. Please note the Eastport Bridge opens every 30 minutes. We recommend hitting the 3:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. openings.
Where: South Annapolis Yacht Centre, 750 Boucher Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403

Plenty of parking is available on-site. Also, the South Annapolis Yacht Centre has made space available for all F4AC boats to dock on-site. After your day of fishing on the water, you can dock your boat at the South Annapolis Yacht Centre, drop off your fish for the weigh-in, and enjoy the Weigh-In Party!

Sponsors, captains, and anglers — be sure to stay for delicious food, including a chili bar and oyster bar, from Ken’s Creative Kitchen, beer, wine, and a specialty cocktail from the AllTackle bar. Although there is no raffle or silent auction, we will have live music by Dan Haas and fun at the Weigh-In Party, which will run from 4-7 p.m.! Wrist bands, which were included in your bucket, are required for entry.

F4AC Tournament Winner Announcements

When: Saturday, Nov. 6 at approximately 5 p.m.
Where: South Annapolis Yacht Centre, 750 Boucher Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403

Join us as we announce the winners of our F4AC Tournament. Divisions for this year include Rockfish, Perch, Grand Slam, and Catch & Release Rockfish. See who brings in the longest stringer and help celebrate our ace anglers. Thanks to AllTackle, Coastal Conservation Association, The Kahan Center, and North Point Yacht Sales for donating the prizes.

F4AC Captain’s Challenge Winner Announcements

When: Saturday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: South Annapolis Yacht Centre, 750 Boucher Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403

The deadline for the Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge is 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, and we can’t wait to announce our top five crews who brought in the most bucks on boats to support the Cancer Survivorship program at LHAAMC.

Thank you for being part of F4AC as we celebrate 15 years of casting a net of support for our friends, loved ones, and neighbors in the community receiving cancer treatment and care. Our celebratory hashtag is #F15H, so tag your social media posts and follow along.

On behalf of all of us, we thank you. We look forward to sharing tournament highlights on the water photos, and celebrating another incredible F4AC season with you throughout the day tomorrow. For more information or questions, visit fishforacure.org or email fishforacure@aahs.org.

Fair winds and following seas,

The F4AC Crew