2018 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 25th

Early arrivals may check-in, pick up their ditty bags from 4:00 - 7:00 PM.

 

Thursday, April 26th

Arrive in sunny Key West and take a short cab ride from the Key West Airport to: Key West Margaritaville Resort & Marina Resort & Marina (245 Front St., 305-294-4000). Anglers may check-in, pick up ditty bags and name tags between 3:00-7:30 pm.

 

*Thursday night late arrivals please check-in before breakfast on Friday 6:30-7:30 am.


CAPTAINS MEETING/BOAT DRAWING & COCKTAIL PARTY
Meet your captain from 7:00PM to 8:30PM at Margaritaville on Sunset Pier.  Enjoy heavy hor d’oeuvres and cocktails, team drawing for your boat will be held and rules will be reviewed. Please wear your nametag, as this will serve as entrance into all events.








Friday, April 27th

BREAKFAST BAR 
A good morning bloody mary and breakfast sandwich bar will be served at the Margaritaville Resort & Marina between 6:00-7:30 am. After breakfast, teams pick up box lunches, including a lunch for your Captain and Mate, beverages and return taxi vouchers. Please have your crew together as taxis will be waiting to depart.

 

FISH THE CHALLENGE
Your outdoor adventure begins as taxis begin picking up anglers at 7:00 am from the Ocean Key Resort and shuttling them to one of the following marinas: Westin, A&B, Galleon, Key West Bight, Charterboat Row, Garrison Bight, Hurricane Hole, Land’s End or Oceanside to board their boats. Fish from 8:30 am until lines out of water at 3:30 pm; please ask your Captain to call for pick-up on your voyage back to the dock, so a taxi will be waiting for you upon arrival.

 

LEADER BOARD RECEPTION
Between 6:00-7:30 pm team leaders report the day’s catch and turn in score sheets to Findlay Sinclair at the Key West Margaritaville Resort & Marina (245 Front St.), on the Sunset Pier. Anglers may sip cocktails, swap fish stories and enjoy the evening on Duval St. Your name tag will serve as your entrance into the event.

Saturday, April 28th

BREAKFAST BAR
A good morning bloody mary and breakfast sandwich bar will be served in front of the Ocean Key Resort (Zero Duval St.) between 6:00-7:30 am. After breakfast, teams pick up their box lunches, including a lunch for your Captain and Mate, beverages and taxi vouchers. Please have your crew together as taxis will be waiting to depart.

 

FISH THE CHALLENGE
Your outdoor journey continues as taxis begin picking up anglers at 7:00 am and shuttling them to one of the following marinas: Westin Marina, A&B Marina, Galleon Marina, Key West Bight Marina, Charterboat Row, and Oceanside Marina to board their boats. Fish from 8:30 am until lines out of water at 3:30 pm; please ask your Captain to call for pick-up on your voyage back to the dock, so a taxi will be waiting for you upon arrival.

 

COCKTAIL PARTY & AWARDS BANQUET 
Kindly turn your score cards into Findlay Sinclair at the TBD, as soon as possible, so the final scores can be tabulated.

 

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from 6:30-8:00 pm at the TBD. Dinner and Awards begin promptly at 8:00pm. Your name tag will serve as entrance into the event.

 

 

Sunday, April 29th

Depart at your leisure with memories of catching “the big one” and colorful stories of Duval Street!


Until next year...

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