Quest for Championship Begins at Parador Resort and Spa
QUEPOS, Costa Rica (April 18, 2016)— Sixty-six teams with anglers from 29 countries enjoyed an evening of food, fun and live fire dancers at the Parador Resort and Spa in Quepos, Costa Rica, to officially kick off the 2016 Offshore World Championship. Participating teams hope to return to the record-setting catch totals of the last few years as they vie for the title of Offshore World Champions.
After a good night’s rest, the teams hit the docks at 5 a.m. CST to report to their assigned boats for the day. The traditional opening day boat parade followed, and then it was lines-in for day one’s fishing.
Following each day of fishing, competitors will unwind at daily dockside socials at Marina Pez Vela with complimentary Flor de Cana rum, local Costa Rican beer, food and live entertainment, while they check-in their release videos for scoring.
The tournament is sponsored by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) and Marina Pez Vela, along with Accurate, AFTCO, Costa del Mar, Down East Guide Service, Flor de Cana, Garmin, Geoffrey Smith Galleries, Guy Harvey, IWS Scales, King Sailfish Mounts, Lucas Oil, Marlin, Melton Tackle, Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic, Parador Resort and Spa, Penn, Salt Water Sportsman, Sport Fishing, Toyota Rent a Car, 2Costa Rica Real Estate, VanMark Jewelry and Yeti.
The tournament will continue throughout the week, ending on April 21. The top teams, boats and anglers will be honored at the Awards Gala at Marina Pez Vela on Friday, April 22.
About Bonnier Corp.
Bonnier Corporation is the parent company of the Offshore World Championship Tournament Series. Bonnier Corporation (www.bonniercorp.com) is one of the largest consumer publishing groups in the U.S. and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through magazines, events, digital media and leading-edge products. Bonnier Corp. is the U.S. division of the Bonnier Group (www.bonnier.com), an international media group active in television, newspapers, magazines, movies, books and digital media.
For more information, contact:
Dan Jacobs, tournament director
Lynda Wilson, assistant tournament director