Leg 1 of the 2017 Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown achieves a phenomenal 212 marlin releases by 50 participating boats in just 3 days!
Los Sueños Resort and Marina, located at Playa Herradura on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast, held the first leg of the 2017 Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown billfish series, presented by Chantilly Air January 18‐21. A total of 50 of the world’s most competitive billfishing teams comprised of 237 individual anglers challenged each other over three days of fishing, releasing a total of 997 billfish, including 785 sails and 212 marlin. The lesson this leg? That there is only one thing that can consistently be said about fishing – it’s unpredictable!
Tournament winners took to the stage to receive a total of $172,000 in cash, as well as other prizes provided by tournament sponsors.
1st $86,000 Xta Sea: 6,600 points, 6 sails and 12 marlin
2nd $51,600 Agitator: 6,500 points, 30 sails and 7 marlin
3rd $34,400 Enjoy: 6,300 points, 13 sails and 10 marlin
Other prizes and awards by: Tunaskin‐ apparel; Steve Goione‐ framed prints of the 2017 Triple Crown tournament art; Costa– sunglasses for the winning anglers; Tito’s Vodka; and Flor de Caña‐ aged rum.
Congratulations to Hubert Lagane of Alpha Bravo for releasing 3 sails and 5 marlin over the three days for 2800 individual points and landing the distinction of Top Angler for Leg 1.
OWC QUALIFYING EVENT
The top team from each leg of the Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown will be eligible to compete in the 2017 Offshore World Championship. For further information, please visit www.offshorechampionship.com.
ABOUT THE LOS SUENOS SIGNATURE TRIPLE CROWN
2017 marks the 4th Annual Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown billfish tournament series. The Triple Crown consists of three annual tournaments, in January, February and March each year, and is fished out of the world class Los Sueños Resort and Marina in Costa Rica. The dates for the next two legs in 2017 are Leg II: February 22‐25, and Leg III: March 22‐25.
ABOUT LOS SUEÑOS RESORT AND MARINA
Los Sueños Resort and Marina is the premier luxury real estate resort in Costa Rica. Nestled on the Central Pacific Coast, Los Sueños is an 1,100‐acre oasis offering incredible ocean, rainforest and golf course view properties; a gorgeous waterfront Marina Village commercial area with restaurants, shops and lively entertainment; a large private beach club for residents; an 18‐hole championship golf course; a superb 201‐room Marriott Hotel; and much more ‐ all within close proximity to world record‐setting sport fishing waters.
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