As of now we have a confirmed 18 boats, and maybe a few more entries before tomorrow nights deadline. I like the number of teams as this gives ANYONE and EVERYONE a solid chance of winning this event. Anyone of us has a good chance of winning a good chunk of cash, some sweet prizes, and huge bragging rights which is the main reason my brother and I started this thing in the first place a few years ago.
I spoke with teammate Dave Tria from R.I. today and he is more ready to win this than anyone which is just another advantage for our team. I also just stepped on and picked up a penny at my desk and I am dead serious so that may mean . . . . ??
I also just spoke with our buddy Ben who will be there in spirit as he had to miss it last minute. Did I mention that I spoke with Team Escape and Captain Rob Mador (Mayday)? He and his team are "fired up" and he will be prepping his boat tomorrow for an early morning Saturday start.
Our team is going to try to get out tomorrow for a couple hours even though the weather looks questionable. On the other hand, the winds look like they should be dying down for Saturday and we will be discussing this more at the Hot Stove Saloon starting around 5 pm which will be our pseudo captains meeting.
Before I go any further, I just want to thank On the Water Magazine for their continuing support and sweet prize package, Sunrise Bait & Tackle, Ron-Z Lures for their prize package, my mom Jean Burke for her donated striper and tuna prints along with 'fish' greeting cards, Tara and Talk of the Town Cafe for selling T-Shirts, Mick Carrier for getting us on his boat, and all of our other sponsors.
The weather looks like it is going to be decent, the line up of teams looks great, the company all around looks fantastic, and the 5th Annual Harwich Headhunt looks ready to roll!!
Meet up with us tomorrow night at the Hot Stove, or on channel 66 during the tourney, and hope to see everyone at the weigh in Saturday and then at the 400 Club for a great party.
Best of luck to everyone!!