U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament

The excitement is mounting for the upcoming 33rd Annual U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament taking place from September 29 – Oct. 1, 2011. If you haven’t found your accommodations give us a call at Sloane Vacations. We have the perfect Sunset Beach rental just waiting for you.

The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament annually attracts nearly 500 boats and is held in high esteem by both the community and anglers alike. An all CASH GUARANTEED prize structure adds to the excitement of the event. The tournament pays 55 places in its primary prize category including $25,000 for the largest king mackerel. The organizational meeting for Captains will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Southport Marina, tournament headquarters so don’t miss it. The weigh-in station will be at Southport Marina. The check-in points will be from the Southport City Pier and South Harbour Marina Gas dock, ICW.

On tournament days, competition hours are 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, September 30 and 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 1. The event is sponsored by and benefits the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. When you stay in a fully furnished Sunset Beach rental you’ll be able to cook your day’s catch for what promises to be the best dinner of your life. Plus, we promise you comfortable beds in your Sunset Beach rental that will have you well rested so you’re ready to get up and do it all again the next day.

Hurry! Registration closes at 8 p.m. on September 27th!

Because you’ll likely be all keyed up from the day’s excitement go ahead and stop by the 5th Annual Sunset at Sunset Community Block Party being held on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Last year’s event was the best ever! There will be plenty of food vendors and exhibitors present. See you there!

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