Los Sueños Triple Crown launched today with the first of three legs, the kick-off party was January 18th, 2017 and it was stacked with the best billfish anglers in world. The opening ceremony was packed, with vendors, tournament organizers, official observers and the fishing teams. A total of 50 teams are competing this year for some incredible prizes: 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 purses are dependent on the number of entries received.
2017 Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown Tournament Dates:
LEG I: JANUARY 18-21, LEG II: FEBRUARY 22-25, AND LEG III: MARCH 22-25.
The Triple Crown is Costa Rica’s premier billfish tournament. When it comes to sportfishing there is no higher honor than to place in the Los Sueños Triple Crown! By 6 am the teams were locked and loaded and heading out on the high sea. The official radius is 50 KM, so it was full throttle once the boats cleared the marina.
Observers were reporting a flurry of action by 8:30 am with over 23 released billfish. By the end of the first day of Leg 1 there were 316 sailfish and 66 marlin (382 total billfish) recorded. Second day of the first leg is expecting see even higher numbers the teams re-tool, and tighten up operations.
Dan Ross, DR Sportfishing Costa Rica
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