Boat Captains

  • Boat captains must meet the following criteria in order to volunteer as a boat captain: 

    • Pass a GISD Background check
    • Pass and print SafeSport Certification (Upload the certification, once completed, through THSBA app)
    • 21 years of age or older
    • Have not guided on tournament waters in past 30 days
    • Propelled driven boat minimum of 16' in length
    • Must have all required US Coast Guard safety equipment (Working Fire Extinguisher, Throw Cushion, Life Vests to cover all occupants, current registration, working navigational lights, working kill switch, and working live well) 
    • Properly aerated live well
    • Maximum horsepower for all outboards must not to exceed the recommended horsepower capacity set forth on the “Maximum Capacities” placard.
    • A maximum speed of boat operation shall not exceed 60 MPH during any competition day
    • Current insurance reflecting $300,000 liability
    • Factory-installed (built-in) fuel tanks

    All Boat Captain sign-ups will be completed through THSBA: