Shot clock is ticking for Scuttleball 2018
Published on March 13th, 2018
The 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament annually provides that three week distraction when sailors pretend they know something about other sports. And to really put reputations on the line, Scuttleball is the tournament pool where sailors go to ball.
But with the first game this Thursday (March 15), it’s time for the head and heart to merge and finalize your bracket. You can overthink this, or you can use several of the Auto-Fill options. This bracket went that route…click here.
With Scuttleball now in its 30th year, 100% of the proceeds this year will go to helping our friend Jim Hahn from Ronstan. Jim was doing what he loved, skiing in Vermont, when he had a catastrophic accident that has left him paralyzed from the waist down.
There are nearly 300 entries for the cause, and since we are not above shaming, click here to see who is missing. Where are the alums from San Diego State, Texas, and Michigan? Attention Greg Fisher, your Cougar ballers need support. Same goes for Skip Whyte and his Rhody Rams.
How about a sailmaker smack down with Doyle Sailmakers (Robbie Doyle), North Sails (Ken Read), Quantum Sails (Ed Reynolds), and UK Sailmaker (Butch Ulmer)? Will Sailing Anarchy’s Scot Tempesta take on Scuttlebutt’s Craig Leweck?
We’ve got Peter Harken signed up, plus Sailing World publisher Sally Helme, and race course studs Taylor Canfield and Geoff Ewenson. Even Donald Trump is entered (allegedly).
Steps to Enter
First, you need to submit your picks on the CBS Sports site no later than 10:00 am EDT, Thursday March 15th. The CBS Scuttleball pool link is… click here.
Second, your entry fee ($20 per set of picks – limit 10 per person) must be submitted separately, but no later than Thursday, March 22. If you miss the deadline you will be removed from the pool. NO EXCEPTIONS.
It’s easiest for all if you pay with Paypal via this link… click here. There is an extra $2 tacked on for using PayPal to cover their fee’s. If you prefer to pay by check please mail it to:
PO Box 293
Stonington, CT 06378
While 100% of all proceeds will go towards our friend Jim Hahn, our industry partners have stepped so the winners get their share too.
1st Place: $1500 Ronstan gift certificate, instant rock-star status, and bragging rights at any regatta in the world. Heck, we will even throw in a t-shirt like the one above and the winner can choose the name.
2nd Place: $1200 Harken gift certificate!
3rd Place: $1000 Lewmar gift certificate!
4rd Place: $500 Spinlock gift certificate!
DFL – Public humiliation and a free lifetime subscription to Scuttlebutt!
Please share this pool with your friends to see who is the best baller in sailing.