Since 2014 the Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown tournament has become recognized as the premier sportfishing events in Central America – if you want to compete with some of the world’s best billfishing teams, the Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown billfishing tournament on Costa Rica central Pacific coast is where you need to be.
2017 Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown Tournament Dates:
LEG I: JANUARY 18-21, LEG II: FEBRUARY 22-25, AND LEG III: MARCH 22-25.
In 2004 Los Sueños first began its sportfishing tradition with the Signature Billfish Series. Then in 2008 the Marlin Invitational tournament was successfully added to the calendar. Unifying both tournaments in 2014 into one single three-leg championship billfish tournament series the Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown has had stellar results.
The Triple Crown became a world record setter during its first year, achieving the unheard of number of 5,078 billfish releases in 9 days. Then to follow up in 2016 the Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown tournament produced even more spectacular results with 43 teams releasing 6,570 billfish over 9 days of hard fought competition.
Here we are in 2017 with the world’s best billfishing teams will hunt for the Crown of the Los Sueños Signature tournament. Based on all the fishing reports for the first part of January 2017, it looks like another record setting year!
All tournaments are exclusively catch and release. The target is Marlin (all species) and Pacific sailfish. Points are awarded for each successful release; 500 for any species of marlin and 100 for Pacific sailfish.
IGFA or LSOCP observers will rotate on participating boats. All releases must be verified by the observer. Marlin releases may also have photo and/or video confirmation with a date and time stamp.
The Entry Fee is $10,300 per boat per tournament or $20,900 per boat for the Series, including the Observer Fee of $300 per tournament. The entry fee includes seven social tickets for tournament events; four angler bags; and T-shirts and caps for anglers and crew. In addition, the entry fee qualifies boats to win trophies and cash prizes as defined below.
All boats are eligible for trophies and cash prizes, to be awarded to the top three boats per tournament based on overall billfish release points. Prize money will be distributed 50% to first place, 30% to second place and 20% to third place. There is also a $100,000 grand prize for the Series Champion. The cash prize purse will vary in accordance with the number of entries received.
Teams compete for an invitation to the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Offshore World Championship. For further information, please visit www.igfaoffshorechampionship.com