World Sailfish Championship

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****POSTPONED UNTIL 2015****The World Sailfish Championship is often called the Super Bowl of fishing.  Every April a fleet of more than 100 boats compete fiercely for the title of “World Champ” over three days of fishing in Key West.  The total purse is expected to exceed $1 Million.

World Sailfish Championship - Event Details

Date: April 10 , 2013 to April 14, 2013

Times: Wednesday, April 10 - Sunday, April 14, 2013

Location: Mallory Square in Key West,   1 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040

Admission: World Sailfish Championship Entry Fee: $8,000 for a team of 5 anglers plus 1 captain, additional social privileges $600.

Online registration is available.

Contact: World Sailfish Championship Contact: 866-550-5580


Boats at World Sailfish Tournament

Sport Fishing Boats at the World Sailfish Tournament, Key West

The 11th annual World Sailfish Championship takes place April 10 - 14, 2013 is one of South Florida’s most prestigious sailfish tournaments.  There are 3 days of hard-fought fishing with 3 evenings of gourmet food, VIP parties, open bars, live entertainment throughout Key West.

World Sailfish Championship Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 -
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm- Tournament Registration
5:30 pm-  Captains Meeting.
6:30 pm - Kick-off party
7:00 pm - Dedication with Color Guard Presentation, National Anthem followed by live entertainment

Thursday, April 11, 2013- Fishing Day 1
6:20am - Lines off the dock
8:00am-  Lines in the water
3:30pm-  Lines out of the water
5:30pm-  Deadline: Memory Cards handed into committee boat
5:00 - Thank-you party on Westin Sunset deck
6:30 - 8:30- Brews and Crews party at World of Beers, 511 Greene Street.

Friday, April 12, 2013- Day 2 fishing
6:20am- Lines off dock
8:00am-  Lines in the water
3:30pm-  Lines out of the water
5:30pm-  Deadline: Memory Chips handed into committee boat
5:30pm- 9:00pm Captain’s meeting at Rick’s Bar on Duval Street. “Passport to Adventure” presented by Tattoos and Scars, World of Beers, Smokin Tuna Saloon, Dirty Harry’s and Rick’s Key West.

Saturday, April 13, 2013 - Family Fishing Day
8:00 am- Lines in the water
2:00 pm- LInes out of the water
2:15 pm - 4:15 pm- Rotary Fun Fish weigh-in at Conch Harbor Marina

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - Final Day of Fishing
6:20 am- Lines off the dock
8:00 am -Lines in the water
2:00 pm - Lines out of the water
4:00 pm - Deadline: Memory chips handed into committee boat
5:30 pm - Silent Auction at Westin Truman Foyer
6:00 pm - Awards Dinner at Westin Truman Ballroom at 7 pm

Charities that Benefit

The World Sailfish Championship tournament has partnered with some great charities that participants can contribute to:

Don Shula Foundation, Inc., Dedicated to Breast Cancer Research
Camp Boggy Creek
Rotary Club of Key West

World Sailfish Championship Trophy

Iona Crystal has been commissioned by The World Sailfish Championship to create a fitting trophy to honor this important and prestigious event. Iona has risen to the task, producing a truly global award. The medium of crystal perfectly reflects the spirit of the ocean, translucent and shimmering. Iona Crystal takes the WSC trophy to a whole new level complete with Guy Harvey custom artwork etched by hand into the globe. It stands 18” high and weighs in at 20 pounds. Each year the winner will receive a Champions trophy.