Time to Catch the Fish of the Day 73rd Annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby

September 9th- October 13th
All ages
Registration includes your badge number, pin, and hat for the derby.
Youth $25, Adults $60,
Seniors $35

The derby has been an annual event for 73 years. It brings the community and lovers of fishing together in a multi-week fishing tournament.
The derby was set up to help support the community, and focuses its overall goals on boating safety, conservation causes, and youth organizations. Every year money raised goes to The MV Rod and Gun Club, Red Stocking Fund, American Hero’s Saltwater Challenge, Sancy Pachio Memorial Youth Scholarship, and towards College Scholarships. Last year these contributions were around $43,250.

Weigh In times are 8am-10am and 8pm-10pm daily, at the Edgartown Junior Yacht Club throughout the length of the derby. Don’t have a fish to weigh in? That’s ok head on in anyway, it’s fun to check out what fish are being weighed in, and to see how big they are. During weigh ins you can also check the Board and see who is leading the catch. Gear is available to purchase at the Club House, another great way to support the event if you don’t fish.

Did you catch a fish? There is always someone on the docks available to fillet your fish. That can be a bit of a messy sight, worth checking out if you haven’t before. Fishermen/women can get their fish filleted or can donate. Tons of fish from the Derby is donated for meals to local schools, the local jail, and to elderly services every year.

 

Daily, weekly, and grand prizes add to the fun for each fish you weigh in. Daily and weekly prizes range from gear to use or wear fishing to monetary winnings. The grand prizes; from shore a Cape Codder 19 Center Console Boat, from boat a 2018 Clay Subaru Car.

Get further information about the event at:
https://www.mvderby.com/

Want to participate? Here are the rules and regulations:
https://www.mvderby.com/pdf/2018rules.pdf

Tag The Bag #tagthebagsp

Sandpiper Rentals wants you to have fun, be creative, and share with us how you reuse your check-in bag.

 

Whether you find a great use for it on-island or off-island, take a snapshot and share with us. Tag your photos on Instagram with #tagthebagsp, post on Facebook and tag us in it, or email us a copy and we will post on your behalf. At the end of the summer, all the names will be entered into a drawing and one name will be pulled at random to win a fabulous Martha’s Vineyard Beach Blanket.

Enjoy your stay on Martha’s Vineyard and don’t forget to #tagthebagsp

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Great Ways to Relax on Martha’s Vineyard

There are many great ways to relax while vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard.  Here are a few of our best ideas to get you excited about unwinding this summer!

A Day at The Spa

Treat yourself to a spa day. There are some wonderful locations throughout the island to lay back, relax, and be pampered. Spa days are not just a way to come out looking pretty on the outside from haircuts, nail treatments, or waxing. Enjoying what a spa offers can also make your insides pretty.

Many locations offer facials and body wraps that help rejuvenate and exfoliate, while also detoxifying and hydrating the body. Some examples of wraps include:

Mud Wraps; known for detoxing and revitalizing the body or even dissolving deep muscle tension.

Lemon Grass Wrap; helps exfoliate the skin, while rehydrating the body.

Mermaid Wrap; A fruit scrub said to exfoliate, with coconut that fights aging.

Many spa locations also offer massage treatments. Massages are another great way to relax and relieve tension and help your body to relax while on vacation.  You might find out that a scalp massage is something for you!

Meditation

Meditation is a great way to relax while on vacation. It’s a great way to get some rest, relax your mind and ease your thoughts. Some like to meditate through words, in a journal or aloud. Whichever way you enjoy meditating, what better place is there then on an island, surrounded by the glorious sounds of the waves from the ocean, and the calm atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of a city.

Yoga

Yoga has been found to be a great way to relax and meditate. There are many forms of yoga, including regular, hot yoga, paddle board yoga, or even pre-natal. You don’t have to just be inside to stretch and pose, many offerings are outside in a field, yard, or on the beach. Yoga is focused around breathing, meditating, and the adoption of specific body postures. Yoga is overall great for health and relaxation.

We look forward to seeing you soon here on Martha’s Vineyard!

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