2015 Freedom Boat Club Chicago Competitions

It’s time to get your competition on at Freedom Boat Club Chicago and we are giving away some great prizes this season!

Pick a favorite competition and get involved now.

The Club Builder – this is for the members who not only talks about the club with people but who actually gets them to come in and join.  When your referral joins not only do you get $150 referral fee but you also get entered in to a drawing to be conducted  at the year-end party (October).  If you win the drawing, your dues are paid for the year – Yep, one year’s free dues.  For each referral you achieve you get an additional entry in the drawing plus your $150 bucks.  Watch the stats over the year in the dock office.  Fine print, need to have at least 4 members entered in the completion to conduct the drawing.

The Master Docker – We will conduct two completions over the 2015 season, one in June and the other in September.  You will show off your docking skills on three separate boats in one afternoon.  Points will be deducted based upon performance and the individual with the highest points at the end of all three docks will be declared the winner.  The winner of the June completion will get 2 hours of free captain service.  The winner of the September competition will win a $100 fuel credit.  Watch for an invitation along with the outline of the competitions scoring system.  Fine print we must have 3 participants to run the completion.

The Master Boater(s) – This will be a joint skipper completion which will cover a variety of skill and knowledge based tests and events, details to come.  So team up with the skippers on your membership and together bring home the win.  Keep an eye out for more details and the invitation to enter the completion.  The winners of this completion will get the honor of naming an unnamed boat of their choosing and a Dry Case package to keep things dry.  Fine print, we must have 3 teams to run the competition.

The Photaug – You will have the chance to win in three different categories of pictures.  1) Best Chicago Scenery shot from a Freedom Boat Club Boat, 2) Best Action photo shot from/on a Freedom Boat Club Boat, 3) Best Social/Friends photo shot from/on a Freedom Boat Club Boat.   This event will run through the course of the year (October ’14 – September ’15) and the award announced at the end of season party (October ’15).  To enter you must post, tag and write comments for your photo to the Freedom Boat Club Chicago Facebook and Pinterest page.  Then submit your photos on a flash drive to Patrick before September 30, 2015.  The winner of each category will win a waterproof digital camera and have their picture professionally printed/mounted/framed and on display for the year in the clubhouse.  Fine print: there is none.

The Socialite – This one is simple whoever over the course of the year (October 1 – September 30) puts up a post on our Facebook page and gets the most “likes” wins.  You will win a new Samsung Tablet to continue your social media dominance.  Fine print, the counting of  likes stops at 1000, so if multiple people get 1000+ likes on a post then for each occurrence they will be entered in a drawing for the prize.

The Cookie – Win the annual Chili cook off completion at the year-end party (October) and you’re the winner.  The best chili at the party as voted upon by the members will be the winner.   Watch for sign up and rules later in the year.   You will win a collection of local restaurant and grocery gift cards.  Fine print, only one entry per person.

The Fisher – Over the course of the year photo document your catch of fish from a Freedom Boat Club Boat, reciprocal usages counts and a little hint, the fish are generally bigger in the ocean.  The person with the most fish caught wins.  Be on the lookout for an invitation to join the competition and the rules.  For the fish to be counted the catch must be over 5lbs and photo evidence taken from a Freedom Boat Club boat.  Winner gets $100 fishing related gift card and two hours of fishing guide service.  Fine print, be honest and follow the rules.

Fantasy Football – Fall of 2015 we will have a member’s fantasy football league.  Room for up to 12 teams with an entry fee of $50.  Various cash prizes for finishing in the top 3.  Watch for an invitation next summer to join the league.  Draft party provided by Freedom Boat Club and cash prizes come from the $50 entry fee.

The winners of the respective contest will win prizes and have bragging rights until a new winner is decided the following season.  The 2015 competitions are listed below along with the related prize.  More information will come shortly as to the particulars of each completion but all completions start October 1, 2014 and run through September 30, 2015, so the annual events start soon, let the games begin and may the best players win!

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601 W. Montrose Drive
L Dock
Chicago, IL 60613

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601 W. Montrose Drive
L Dock
Chicago, IL 60613


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