53rd Annual Buccaneer Cup Sailfish Release Tournament
January 21 – 23, 2016
Enter Before November 15, 2015 and Save!
The Buccaneer Cup Sailfish Release Tournament has been a perennial Florida tradition and is one of the oldest continuously run billfish tournaments in the world! This year, with the support of sponsors including MTU, Johnson & Towers, Florida Detroit Diesel Allison, Viking Yachts, HMY Yacht Sales, Bimini Bay, Salt Life Optics, American Custom Yachts, Contender Boats, Jarrett Bay Boatworks, International Paint, AFW/Hi-Seas, Cummins Marine, Seakeeper, Bahama Boats, Rybovich Marine and others we are reaching out to a broader group of fishing teams to expand the tournament’s reach, payout and fundraising potential.
The two day format starts off with the Captains Meeting/Party at the legendary Buccaneer Marina Restaurant on January 21st followed by two fishing days, capped off by the awards dinner at the Sailfish Club of Florida that is always the talk of the tournament circuit. Both locations are steeped in bluewater fishing history and you can feel the presences of the legends of our sport around you.
Your entry fee puts you in the running for the $10,000 cash payout plus tickets to the captain’s party and awards dinner. Enter the Calcutta, which includes overall, live and dead bait categories, and the potential winnings increase exponentially. Last year’s top boat, the Apava, went home with over $92,000 in cash and trophies including the coveted InTheBite Top Captain trophy. Owner Dave Przysinda and crew will be there to defend their title! Total payout was over a quarter million dollars in 2015 and with a wider field this year the dollars could increase significantly.
The Buccaneer Cup’s roots are in the Palm Beach area where it has been run for 52 consecutive years! You can fish from and return to either Lake Worth or Jupiter inlet. The tournament is non-profit with all the proceeds going to the Recreational Fishing Alliance, the organization that has worked tirelessly to pelagic fish stocks and to protect our right to fish. Their work to assure our sport has a bright future deserves your support and what better way to get involved than to enter the Buc Cup. In 2015 the tournament generated $50,000 for the RFA!
To enter go to www.BuccaneerCup.com and follow the instructions on the home page. You can register and pay online with a credit card or follow up your registration by sending a check for payment. Questions? Call or write Gary Caputi 732-740-9982 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Courtney Bowden 561-909-7868 (email@example.com).
Captain’s Meeting & Party
January 21, 2016 – Buccaneer Restaurant & Marina, Palm Beach Shores
Late Registration & Calcutta Entry starts at 4 PM. Captain’s Meeting and party 6 PM.
January 22 – 23, 2016. No Lay Day.
January 23, 2016 – Sailfish Club of Florida, Palm Beach – 7 PM
Free water taxi service from Sailfish Marina to Club dock.