$425 per boat cash or check | $450 with credit card
All crew members on your National Team must be 2012 SKA Competition Members and have fished a minimum of two sanctioned tournaments in 2012 as Competition Members! No exceptions!
No tournament checks are deposited until October 24, 2012.
If you include your e-mail address, then you will receive a confirmation that we have received your application.
All tournament forms must be completely filled out and returned to the SKA office on or before October 15, 2012, however to avoid phone calls to let us know your intentions, we’d appreciate you sending in your forms when you get them or at least give us a call. It will truly save us a lot of time. We Appreciate Your Consideration!!!
Divisional winners need to return your entry form immediately! Please just mark it "divisional winner." Your entry fee will be taken care of. However, you must still come to registration and pick up your Captain’s Bag and Boat Number. A check for $270 will be sent to you two weeks before the event via mail to help cover three nights in Biloxi. (Average night stay for one room in Biloxi $90). You must still make your own room reservations. If you receive compensation and then do not show up, the money must be returned to the SKA.
You will receive a 1099 on TWTs. You are responsible for all taxes on the winnings. TWT money may be included in your registration check if it is received at the SKA office on or before October 15th.
Yes, you can sign up for TWTs at the event (Cash Only!).
If you are the winner of the Contender boat, Mercury motor, and Loadmaster trailer package, or the Onslow Bay boat, Mercury motor, and Loadmaster trailer package, be prepared to take the boat home with you or make arrangements to have it transported. Make sure you bring the phone number of your insurance agent. When we present it to you at the awards ceremony Sunday morning, from that point the boat is yours. NBOA Insurance will be on site.
Silverstar Gold Jewelry, Sebago Boat Shoes, sunglasses and other merchandise available.
This is a good time to do some holiday gift shopping!
We have planned our National Championship souvenir merchandise carefully to avoid overages. Pre-ordering is recommended to ensure the size and quantity you need is available.
2012 Nationals Hats and Visors
Limited Quantities. Pre-order yours today!
...I need crew members
If you are the captain or co-captain and qualify for Nationals but all or part of your crew cannot attend, please call Loreen at the SKA office. She will help find qualified crew for your boat. 904/819-0360
...I need to join a qualified boat
If you have fished two SKA sanctioned events in 2012, but the boat(s) you fished with are not going to Nationals, call Loreen at the SKA office. She will help find a qualified boat that needs crew to go to Nationals. 904/819-0360
...I have a boat to use
If you have fished two SKA sanctioned events in 2012, have a boat available to be used as a substitute boat for a qualified captain, and want to fish the Nationals on your boat call Loreen at the SKA office. 904/819-0360
Many of the SKA sponsors show up at the event with one purpose, to meet you and your team. Most are there to show you the latest and greatest in their product line and learn more about you. They will have booths and expect to meet you. They support our trail and even some events so it is imperative for you to see them, shake their hand, and tell them how much you appreciate their support. You could also see them at the Lava Bar party on Wednesday night at the Isle. Even if you use a competitor’s brand, still go by and thank them!!!
This event is planned and executed for your enjoyment. After all, you’ve reached a milestone in your fishing career. The object is to crown a National Champion in both the Open Class and Small Boat Class. We certainly hope your team is victorious, however, please don’t lose sight of the fact that you’re in Biloxi to have a great time and catch big fish. Friendships you’ll make among the best king mackerel fishermen in the country already certify you a winner. We wish you good luck, good times, and tight lines. If we can do anything to make your trip to the Nationals more enjoyable please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
National Boat Owners Association (NBOA), the official insurance provider of the SKA, is offering the two National Champions (Open and Small Boat Class) $2,500 each! You must be an NBOA member prior to the first day of fishing to be eligible for this award. All SKA members are entitled to a free one-year NBOA membership. If you have already been a member, it's only $25 to renew. And, no, you are not required to have NBOA insurance. But NBOA has created the most comprehensive sport fishing policy on the water tailored to SKA members, the Premier Angler Program, and you should give them an opportunity to work up a quote.
So give them a call today at 800-248-3512 and request to sign up for their free membership or renew for just $25. Or stop by their booth at Nationals and fill out a registration form.
Don't miss this opportunity to get some extra cash!