Event Program 2023

2023 VICTRON ENERGY SABAA NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
VAAL DAM – EVENT PROGRAM

SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER 23 – fishing waters will go off limit at 24h00

MONDAY 30 OCTOBER 23 – Live Starting order draw
• 18h00 – Live starting order draw for Day-1 on SABAA Teams Facebook page (Day-2 reversed grid)

WEDNESDAY 01 NOV 23 – Check into accommodation after 14h00.

WEIGH STATION LAUNCHING SITES 
• The weigh station will be located at Cormorant Bay Marina: GPS co-ordinates 28° 11.500’E / 28° 11.334’E.
• The two official launch sites will be Cormorant Bay Marina (a privately owned development) with a launching limit of 25 boats and the balance at Bayshore Marina co-ordinates: 26° 52.978’S / 28° 11.500’E.
• Live well checks will only be done at Bayshore Marina, for teams launching at Bayshore Marina.
• All other teams must have their live wells checked at Cormorant Bay Marina.
• Teams may launch from any other site, provided they do their live well checks at Cormorant Bay Marina.
• Teams must inform their trail administrator which launch site they will be utilising for live well checks by latest Thursday 26 October 2023.

THURSDAY 02 NOV 23 – Practice day
• 07h00 – 16h00: Practice Day teams may launch from any location on the dam.
• 18h30 – 19h00: Handover of Team registration documents by team administrators.
• 19h00 – 19h30: Captain’s briefing at Bayshore Marina co-ordinates: 26° 52.978’S / 28° 11.500’E
• 19h30 – 21h00: Finger dinner (food platters with cash bar facility) at Bayshore Marina, dress code casual, with team shirts.

FRIDAY 03 NOV 23 – Fishing Day-1
• 05h00 – Gates open at both launch sites.
• 05h00 – 06h30: Live well checks at Cormorant Bay Marina or Bayshore Marina depending on where you launch.
• 05h30 – 06h30: Handout of pre-ordered lunch packs and ice at Cormorant Bay Marina only.
• 06h30 – Both slipways and all live well checks will close – any late comers may have their live wells checked at Cormorant Bay Marina only, once the last boat has taken off.
• 06h30 – 07h30: Take off live Facebook broadcast (Internet connection permitting).
• 07H00 – 16H00: Tournament Day-1 Fishing.
• 15h30 – 16h30: Weigh in live Facebook broadcast (Internet connection permitting).

SATURDAY 04 NOV 23 – Fishing Day-2
• 05h00 – Gates open at both launch sites.
• 05h00 – 06h30: Live well checks at Cormorant Bay Marina or Bayshore Marina depending on where you launch.
• 05h30 – 06h30: Handout of pre-ordered lunch packs and ice at Cormorant Bay Marina only.
• 06h30 – Both slipways and all live well checks will close – any late comers may have their live wells checked at Cormorant Bay Marina only – once the last boat has taken off.
• 06h30 – 07h30: Take off live Facebook broadcast (Internet connection permitting).
• 07H00 – 16H00: Tournament Day-2 Fishing.
• 15h30 – 16h30: Weigh in live Facebook broadcast (Internet connection permitting).

SATURDAY 04 NOV 23 – Prize Giving
• 19H30 – Prize-giving at Bayshore Marina co-ordinates: 26° 52.978’S / 28° 11.500’E
Dress code: Step outs for those who have – all other anglers team shirts with long pants (for team photographs) – no shorts or flip flops.
• 19h45 – 20h15: Nominations of Protea, President’s & BASS Team Championships contenders.
• 20h15 – 20h30: Team pictures.
• 20h30 – Dinner with cash bar facility.
• 19h30 – 20h30: Live Facebook broadcast (Internet connection permitting).

Please take note of the following:
1. Boat packs may be pre-ordered from your trail administrator.
2. Ice packs may be pre-ordered from your trail administrator.
3. Valid COC and COF’s will be required to enter for this event.

DRIVE SAFELY AND TIGHT LINES!!