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headertext_left Tournaments'3rd Annual Blue Marlin Cove
Wahoo Classic

Dates: February 9, 10 & 11, 2017
This Year’s Cash Prizes: $15,000.001

For tournament information please contact Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina at reservations@bluemarlincove.com or call 772-485-0040.

  • Sliding Pay-Outs Increase Your Win
  • 24 or More Boats $15,000 / 18-23 Boats $10,000 / 12-17 Boats $5,000
  • 11 Boats and Below Calcutta Shoot-Out

1Cash prizes based on minimum of 24 boat entry in each category.

Previous Winners

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A message from the Rieger family:

Rieger FamilyIt’s All About the Kids! The Rieger Family Joseph, Sandy and Giovanna wish to thank you for your continued support of this great event! We welcome you again for the 3rd Annual Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina Wahoo Classic. My family and I our proud to announce, as of June 2016, we have become the sole owners of BMC and plan to continue doing great events and expansions for all to enjoy. We are very thankful for your support of the West End Eco’s Kids Camp and Blue Marlin Cove. We hope to see you and your family team at this year’s main event. Always remember we are very hands on owners, so if you have any questions about our upcoming event or anything at all, please feel free to email me at jr@bluemarlincove.com or simply call us at 1-772-485-0040. Can’t wait to see you there! Until then bent rods and tight lines and good family memories!

God Bless The Rieger Family


WAHOO CLASSIC TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:

(Tentative schedule, subject to change by Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina without notice.)

Arrival – Thursday, February 9, 2017

  • Check in & Captains Meeting 7 p.m.

Day One – Friday, February 10, 2017

  • There is a 90 mile boundary and all boats must remain in Bahamian waters
  • Lines may go in at 5:30 a.m. and not before.
  • Lines must be tied to the dock at 5 p.m.
  • We will weigh up to FIVE fish in which THREE of the HEAVIEST will count toward your Total Daily Score.
  • GPS Coded in Blue
  • All fish to be weighed must be on the dock prior to weigh station closure. NO EXCEPTIONS

Day Two – Saturday, February 11, 2017:

  • Unlimited miles
  • Lines may go in at 5:30 a.m. and not before.
  • Lines must be tied to the dock at 5 p.m.
  • We will weigh up to FIVE fish in which THREE of the HEAVIEST will count toward your Total Daily Score.
  • GPS Coded in Red
  • All fish to be weighed must be on the dock prior to weigh station closure. NO EXCEPTIONS

PRIZES:

  • First Place – Five Heaviest Fish Over Two days
  • The Heaviest Wahoo over two days
  • The Three Heaviest fish weighed on the first day.
  • The Three Heaviest fish weighed on the second day.
  • Women’s Category
  • Junior’s Category 14 and Under.

CAPTAIN'S MEETING: (MANDATORY)

There will be a Captains’ Meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. on the Pool Deck at Blue Marlin Cove.

PRIZES:

  • First Place – Five Heaviest Fish Over Two days
  • The Heaviest Wahoo over two days
  • The Three Heaviest fish weighed on the first day.
  • The Three Heaviest fish weighed on the second day.
  • Women’s Category
  • Junior’s Category 14 and Under.

WEIGH IN PROCEDURE:

  • The weigh in starts at 3:30 p.m.
  • Once you are tied up at the dock, you must check in with the tournament committee.
  • When entering BMC notify us by radio so your check in time will be recorded once you are tied up.
  • You must unload your entire catch for photos and to have your fish marked for each day.
  • You may choose up to FIVE fish to be weigh each day.
  • Any outstanding catch, of any other Fish you may weigh up to one each days.
  • All Wahoo will have tails cut each day.
  • Each team must sign weight record at weigh in station and initial each weight

TOURNAMENT OVERALL RULES:

  • All wake zone to be strictly enforced!
  • Lines in water at 5:30 a.m.
  • The Bahamian rules state six (6) lines maximum at any time
  • There shall be NO USE OF ELECTRIC REELS. Wire lines and/or planers are permitted.
  • We will weight FIVE Fish per boat, where the heaviest FIVE will count towards your daily score.
  • The Total weight per day for heaviest FIVE fish will determine your standing for that day.
  • The total pounds for the heaviest FIVE Fish over the two days will determine the winners.
  • All Ties will be broken by first fish brought to the weigh scale.
  • There must never be any landfall at anytime including obtaining fuel.
  • All boats must be registered with Bahamian Custom & Immigrations & possess all cruising & fishing permits.
  • Artificial, live or dead baits are permitted.
  • Fish may never be transferred from boat to boat at any time.
  • There is no provision to weather & it is solely up to the discretion of each Captain.
  • Tournament committee will inspect each vessel & GPS the plotter at any time
  • All or any protest require $100.00 deposit and must be filed with the T.D. by 5:30 p.m.
  • Any boats arriving after 5:00 p.m. will not be allowed to weigh fish & each boat must be tied up by 5:00 p.m.
  • All boats must communicate with weigh in station that they are tied up & ready to weigh fish
  • Any & All decisions made by this tournament committee will be final.

*Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time, and you agree to abide by the most recent version of these terms at time of registration.

REGISTRATION:

  • Early Registration fee: $1,5001, After October 13, 2016 Registration Fee is $1,750
  • Sliding Pay Outs Increase Your Winnings.1
  • 24 or More Boats $15,000 / 18-23 Boats $10,000 / 12-17 Boats $5,0001
  • 11 Boats and Below Calcutta Shoot-Out1
  • All payments should be made out to L&L Properties IV LLC (checks/money orders). If you wish to pay by credit card2, please contact Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina at reservations@bluemarlincove.com or call 772-485-0040.

1Cash prizes based on minimum of 24 boat entry in each category.
2When paying with credit card there is a 3% handling charge, and will only be accepted up until October 31, 2016.


TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION FORM

All PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN THE WAIVER PRIOR TO PARTICIPATION.
All participants must abide by Bahamian Customs and Fisheries regulations, which the tournament endorses. In consideration of permitting me to participate in this tournament. I hereby release Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina and L&L Properties IV, LLC from all injuries, damages or losses of any nature whatsoever for myself, my crew members or vessel in any manner connected directly or indirectly to the tournament and I hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina, and L&L Properties IV, LLC, their volunteers, staff, sponsors, and agents from any injuries, damages or losses arising or that may incur from participating in the tournament.
Captain's Name:
Shirt Size:
Name of Angler #1:
Shirt Size:
Name of Angler #2:
Shirt Size:
Name of Angler #3:
Shirt Size:
Name of Angler #4:
Shirt Size:
Vessel Email:
   
Contact Number:
   
Boat Make:
   
Boat Length:
   
Boat Name:
   
 
 

Make Checks/Money Orders Payable to: L&L Properties IV, LLC
Mail to: 3868 S. Dixie Hwy., Stuart, FL 34997

If you wish to pay by credit card (a 3% handling charge will be applied), please contact Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina at reservations@bluemarlincove.com or call 772-485-0040.



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AVAILABLE SPONSORSHIP LEVELS:

WAHOO GOLD SPONSORSHIP
$5,000 Contribution
Listed as Title Sponsors on T-Shirt sleeve.
Logo included on all printed material (Print Ads, Posters, Event Banner & Website).
Two (2) Company Provided Banners at on site events.
Five (5) Wahoo Classic T-Shirts.
One (1) Boat Entry (up to four (4) anglers).

BILLFISH SPONSORSHIP
$3,500 Contribution
Logo included on all printed material (Print Ads, Posters, Event Banner & Website). Four (4) Wahoo Classic T-Shirts.
One (1) Company Provided Banners at on site events.
One (1) Boat Entry (up to four (4) anglers).

JR. WAHOO SPONSORSHIP
$2,000 Contribution
Logo included on Event Banner, Posters & Website.
Four (4) Wahoo Classic T-Shirts.

DOLPHIN SPONSORSHIP
$1,000 Contribution
Listed on Website and Event Banner

SPONSORSHIP REGISTRATION FORM

Please sign me up for the following sponsorship:

WAHOO GOLD Sponsorship ($5,000)
BILLFISH Sponsorship ($3,500)
JR. WAHOO Sponsorship ($2000)
DOLPHIN Sponsorship ($1000)
Name:
Address:
Phone:
City:
Cell Phone:
State:
Zip Code:
Email:
   
Please provide the name that you would like to appear
on all Bahamas Wahoo Classic materials:



 

Make Checks/Money Orders Payable to: L&L Properties IV, LLC
Mail to: 3868 S. Dixie Hwy., Stuart, FL 34997

If you wish to pay by credit card (a 3% handling charge will be applied), please contact Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina at reservations@bluemarlincove.com or call 772-485-0040.



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REGULATIONS:

OFFICIAL TIME - The official time will be kept by the Tournament Director. It is urged that captains and anglers synchronize their watches with the director to avoid time related issues.

CAPTAIN'S MEETING - There will be a (mandatory) Captains’ Meeting on February 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. on the Pool Deck at Blue Marlin Cove. At least one (1) representative from each boat/team must be present to sign and account for team Rules & Regulations Packet. All anglers are encouraged to attend. The rules of this tournament can and may be amended verbally or in writing at the time of the meeting. Any Rules or Regulations amended at the captain’s meeting will immediately take effect following the notification to all anglers/participants. All anglers are responsible for being well informed of all rules.

LICENSES AND PERMITS - All participating anglers must possess the necessary Bahamian licenses and permits. All boats must abide by all local and international laws. ELIGIBLE SPECIES: Wahoo (See optional Entries)

OPTIONAL ENTRY SPECIES - All species dictated in the optional entries definition.

BOUNDARIES - No Boundaries. Teams may fish Bahamian and US Waters. Teams must be aware that they are responsible for abiding by US and Bahamian Customs Laws and Regulations.

GPS VERIFICATION - All boats must possess a working GPS unit with tracking enabled. Any team without a full and valid track or a deleted track for that day’s fishing will automatically be disqualified for that days fishing. Any boat can be boarded and inspected by the Tournament Director to verify compliance with Boundary rules. The top three (3) boats plus three (3) random boats will be boarded and GPS verified after the weigh-station closed.

COMMUNICATIONS - All participating boats should be equipped with a working VHF marine radio. The tournament committee will monitor VHF channel 9. The backup channel will be channel 12. Official times and other special notifications will be announced during the tournament on this channel. NO TOURNAMENT STANDINGS OR WEIGH-IN STATISTICS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE VHF RADIO. In the event the VHF malfunctions or is not working the Tournament Committee will communicate through a designated Cell Phone Number to be provided at the Captains Meeting.

SUBSTITUTIONS - You may substitute anglers or boats. Boat and angler substitution may occur if done in writing AND ACCEPTED BY THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR before either day’s fishing has commenced. Substitutions may not happen once fishing has begun.

BOAT RESTRICTIONS - Once boats have checked-out for each day’s fishing, boats may not come in contact with land or another boat until they arrive back at Blue Marlin Cove Marina for weigh-in. Boats weighing fish must do so under their own power. In the case where an emergency exists, captains are ultimately responsible for their boat and crew and should make the decision as to safe operating conditions. Boats going to the aid of a vessel in distress must notify the tournament committee prior to contact. Boats may radio for permission to use fuel docks however may do so ONLY after a team angler AND all qualifying/weighable fish have been secured at the Blue Marlin Cove Weigh Station in accordance with the weigh-in procedures. (See weigh-in procedure below). 

CHECK-OUT PROCEDURE - Teams must register with the director as to their intended leave-time and location. Boats will be inspected before check out. The Tournament Director will sign the teams weigh card verifying inspection of the vessel. Teams will have to show a valid tournament committee member signature on their weigh card prior to weighing any fish. Teams without a valid signed weigh card will be disqualified from weighing fish on that day of fishing.

BAIT FISHING - Teams may fish for their own bait or purchase bait for this tournament.

MAX LINES - A maximum of 6 lines may be fished. (Electric reels are prohibited).

FISHING TIMES - There will be no lines in or out time dictated however there will be a mandatory check-out so your vessel can be inspected, prior to leaving the dock, in order to maintain the integrity of the tournament. Teams weighing fish must comply with the weigh-in procedure or the fish will be disqualified.

WEIGH-IN PROCEDURE - The weigh-station will open at 3:30 p.m. each day. A Team Angler AND all fish to be weighed must be at the weigh station of Blue Marlin Cove before the close of the weigh station. We will have a member of the tournament committee on the docks verifying time of return. There will be no exception to this rule.

WEIGH-IN CARDS - Teams weighing fish must present their weigh card for verification and documentation. This card must be signed after the team’s fish have been weighed.

FISH - All fish presented for weigh-in must be in fresh, in edible condition and caught that tournament day. No mutilated fish (based on tournament committee’s opinion) will be accepted. The release of fish should be in keeping with the best conservation methods to ensure continued life. All entries must be weighed at the certified scale at the official weigh-in location in the presence of the boat/team entering them. Any fish may be examined by any means necessary. The fish will be weighed to the nearest twentieth (1/20) of a pound.

OVERALL SCORING - The team with the heaviest total weight of five (5) qualifying fish from both combined days will be deemed the winner.

WEATHER CONDITIONS - In the event of unsafe weather conditions, the tournament committee may choose to cancel a day of fishing for the tournament. If one day has been canceled, the tournament will be decided on the results of the remaining day(s) day. Captains are ultimately responsible for their boat and crew and should make the decision as to safe sea conditions.

PROTESTS - Any protests concerning the conduct of an angler or rules violations must be filed in writing with the tournament committee no later than the close of the weigh station on the day of the alleged violation. Protests will be handled by the rules committee. The decisions of the rules committee are final.

REFUNDS - No refunds will be given for any reason including, but not limited to acts of nature, war, national security, or travel restrictions.

TIES - All ties will be broken based on time. The earlier weigh-in will win the tie.

POLYGRAPH - Each registered angler specifically agrees and consents to voluntarily submit to a polygraph examination or examinations at any time until all prize winners and awards are determined and announced. Further, each registered angler agrees to obtain the agreement and consent of each and every occupant of the boat from which he or she fishes during the tournament (including but not limited to the captain and crew) to submit to a polygraph examination or examinations as described above. The method and conduct of all polygraph examinations, and the interpretation of the results thereof, shall be in the sole judgment of the polygraph examiner appointed by the Tournament, whose opinion shall be final. If any registered angler or occupant of a vessel refuses to submit to a polygraph examination, or if any registered angler or occupant gives a response which, in the sole opinion of the polygraph examiner, is untruthful, then all registered anglers on the boat shall be immediately disqualified without further notice from the Tournament. Any registered angler so disqualified shall not be entitled to any prize, award, or entry fee refund.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY - It is expressly understood that any and all participants in the Tournament enter at their own risk and that Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina, Tournament Committee and Staff, their officers and directors and all persons connected directly or indirectly with the operations of the Wahoo Classic Tournament, or any sponsor of the tournament shall be exempt from any and all liability for slander, loss, damage, negligence, harm, injury or death suffered by any participant, entrant, anglers or their companions, boat captains, mates, crew members, guests, vessels and equipment which may occur during the tournament.

SIGNING OF THE ENTRY FORM - By signing the entry form, the angler agrees to follow the above tournament rules and that the tournament and/or its sponsors may use without payment or restriction any photographs or video in which he or she appears for any purpose whatsoever but not limited to resale, advertising, commercial or promotional material. All Captains, Anglers and Participants are required to sign their entry form as certification that they have read and agreed to abide by all rules and the above liability release. Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time, and you agree to abide by the most recent version of these terms at time of registration.

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