LAC to host second annual Battleship


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Photo courtesy of Leitchfield Tourism Teams try to sink their opponents’ boats during the 2014 Leitchfield Aquatic Center Battleship competition.


A new Battleship champion will be named this Saturday, Aug. 15 at Leitchfield Aquatic Center (LAC).

Battleship is a game of maneuvering a canoe through the waters at LAC to get close enough to fill enemy canoes without taking on water from enemy “bucket-neers.”

Each team needs three people, a bucket, and a shield. Canoes will be provided. The team will work to fill opponent’s canoe with water using the bucket. Buckets can be plastic beach pails, ice cream buckets, etc. Another team member will use a shield to deflect enemy attempts to fill the canoe with water. Umbrellas are not allowed as shields. Shields can be made of plastic or cardboard and must be hand-held. The third person will move the canoe through the water, advancing and backing in ways to protect and attack other boats.

The first battle will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15. A second battle will begin at 9:45. The championship round will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Winners of the first two battles of the day will face off in the last battle, which will declare the 2015 champion of Battleship.

Swimmers can’t be in the water during Battleship for their own safety and the safety of Battleship teams. However, spectators can watch the battle for a special $1 admission. Admission doesn’t include swimming after the battles.

Teams can register by calling 270-259-4220. Each participant must pay $8 to compete, or $24 per team. Teams are allowed to gather sponsorships.

Photo courtesy of Leitchfield Tourism Teams try to sink their opponents’ boats during the 2014 Leitchfield Aquatic Center Battleship competition.
http://gcnewsgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Battle-Ship-2.1.jpgPhoto courtesy of Leitchfield Tourism Teams try to sink their opponents’ boats during the 2014 Leitchfield Aquatic Center Battleship competition.

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