White Marlin Open, 1st Place Release – 500 pts.
MidAtlantic, Most Points Overall – 500 pts.
It never hurts to have a former champ in the driver’s seat and for the third time in five years, Capt. Russell Sinclair of Merritt Island, Florida, has earned a coveted Captain of the Year Cup. And with his 2020 showing, Sinclair is the first captain to win different divisions. With tournaments being forced to shutter across the globe, this was unlike any fishing season anyone had ever experienced. “So, we started last year in March and had some great fishing in the Abacos. We had two trips down there. And right before the closure, we moved the boat back to the U.S. and we sat there waiting during the whole quarantine thing to see what to do with our season. We wanted to go down to St. Thomas and fish the BVI and USVI, but we finally just pulled the plug on everything and went to the Northeast. We kinda weren’t supposed to be there,” Sinclair says.
By Elliott Stark
What is the best time you’ve ever had with your captain? When things are good – with the right fit –fishing is great and everybody enjoys being on the boat. When things are not good, crew quits, people get fired and, whether or not you catch fish, the boat is uncomfortable. Nobody really likes this scenario.
Subscriber Christian Ostbye is the winner of the 2016 ITB Subscriber giveaway. Ostbye, a digital subscriber who lives in Colombia, wins a day of fishing on the Wave Paver, a 61′ Garlington with 2015 Captain of the Year Russell Sinclair. We’d also like to thank Donnetta Vanderhoeven and the Ocean Club of Port Canaveral, Florida for providing $500.00 in air fare to the winner.
Check out the Video for the winner drawing and BONUS Video from Captain Ed Dwyer on his 2017 tournament news.
Ed Dwyers Otherside Invitational Tournament April 21-23, 2017
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Captain of the Year News: 2015 International Division Captain of the Year Russel Sinclair of the current 61′ Garlington Wave Paver is awaiting the new 77′ Bayliss. In Keeping up with our Captain of the Year News here is an update on the latest build photos.
Courtesy of Bayliss Boatworks- Alot of progress has been made on Wave Paver in all areas, including the fabrication of the battery boxes, work in the machine tunnel, and construction in the engine room and pump room areas. We have begun fitting and installing the exhaust mufflers. The lower salon deck is in finish primer and the pump room boxes are in Superprimer; the machine tunnel has been top coated. Over the next few weeks, we will continue work on the engine and pump room as well as in the exhaust system and lazzarette.
Two MTU M96 @2600 hp each
Two 30 kw Northern Lights
FCI @ 1800 GPD
4 stateroom / 4.5 head
Custom BBW Center Console
Friday Nov 14, 2014: The Contender Florida Division is still up for grabs and here is what we have coming up with the sanctioned tournaments- Palm Beach Sailfish Classic, Fish Heads of Stuart, Pirates Cove Sailfish Classic and Islamorada Sailfish Classic. Captain Wink Doerzbacher, Showtime, leads by 350 points. Be sure to check [Read more…]