Burgundy Jackets and $100,000 Guarantee on the Line for Teams Fishing the 11th Annual Final Sail in Coconut Grove



March 2024




Miami, FL – The eagerly anticipated 11th edition of Final Sail, the thrilling culmination of the esteemed Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series, is set to unfold in the vibrant heart of Miami’s historic Coconut Grove. Proudly hosted by Courtyard by Marriott in Coconut Grove, Shake-A-Leg Marina, Bayshore Club Miami, Miami Beach Marina, and Grove Harbor Marina, this prestigious event promises unparalleled excitement and competition, while benefiting noble causes. Final Sail will take place from April 10th to 13th, 2024, offering participants a memorable experience.


With a world title and an impressive $100,000 guarantee, generously sponsored by Raymarine and Yamaha, up for grabs, this year’s Final Sail this year’s Final Sail promises to be the best one yet.


Landing in Miami during peak sailfish season, Final Sail teams can anticipate a red-hot bite. Adding an element of fun to the competition, each team’s final sailfish release will be recorded, and the confirmation number will be entered into a drawing. The lucky winners will secure a complimentary entry into next year’s tournament, ensuring the excitement continues.


The festivities kick off on Wednesday, April 10th, with a Captain’s Meeting at the iconic Shake-A-Leg Miami. Participating teams will be treated to an evening of camaraderie, featuring complimentary cocktails, dinner, and silent auctions alongside esteemed tournament sponsors and vendors.


The main event unfolds over two action-packed days, on Friday, April 12th, and Saturday, April 13th, with the competition reaching its climax. The thrilling conclusion culminates in an awards ceremony at Bayshore Club Miami on Saturday evening, where tournament and series champions will be celebrated.




Final Sail’s host venue, Courtyard by Marriott Coconut Grove Miami, situated in the heart of Coconut Grove, offers anglers unparalleled convenience during their tournament stay. With a prime location just steps away from Grove Harbor Marina, Bayshore Landing, and Dinner Key Marina, participants can focus on the competition without worrying about logistics.


A discounted room block is available on a first-come, first-served basis until March 20, 2024, or until full. Prices per room are as follows:


  • King Bed: $215.00
  • Two Queen Beds: $245.00
  • Two Queen Beds/Suite: $315.00
  • King Bed/Suite: $335.00


Book your room at Courtyard by Marriott Coconut Grove Miami for Final Sail Here!




Kick-Off Party/Captain’s Meeting
When: Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Where: Shake-A-Leg Marina, 2620 S Bayshore Dr, Coconut Grove, FL, 33133
Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Fishing Day 1
When: Friday, April 12, 2024
Lines In – Lines Out: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Deadline to Submit Media: 6:00 pm


Fishing Day 2
When: Saturday, April 13, 2024
Lines In – Lines Out: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Deadline to Submit Media: 5:30 pm


Awards Ceremony
When: Saturday, April 13, 2024
Where: Bayshore Club, 3391 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL, 33133
Time: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm






Fishing For Muscular Dystrophy (FFMD), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit offshore fishing team, has forged a strategic alliance with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to combat muscle disease. Through fundraising activities, sponsorships, and tournament winnings, FFMD aims to raise awareness and funds for lifesaving research and support programs. To learn more or donate, please visit www.fishingformd.com.




Shake-A-Leg Miami, an organization rooted in the transformative power of sailing and watersports, continues to empower individuals with disabilities. Committed to inclusivity, Shake-A-Leg offers a welcoming environment for all, fostering joy, camaraderie, and the pursuit of dreams. To learn more or donate, please visit www.shakealegmiami.org.




The Pelagic Gear Burgundy Jacket, the crown jewel of billfishing, awaits the victorious team at the Quest series’ conclusion each year. This esteemed accolade symbolizes the pinnacle of tournament sailfishing, with privilege earned through dedication and skill. Among the coveted Jacket, other notable series prizes include:


  • Top Female Angler of the Series: Patek Philippe10~24 timepiece compliments of Altier Jewelers of Boca Raton 
  • Top Captain of the Series: Cartier timepiece compliments of Altier Jewelers of Boca Raton 
  • Battle of the Brackets: Shimano Saragosa BFC SW14000XG Reels and Shimano Terez Spinning Rods
  • Top Male Angler: Custom piece from Eddie Forbes Art
  • Top Center Console: GEMLUX inline carbon fiber outriggers
  • Top Overall Team: Custom set of ‘Built by Randy Towe‘ series rods
  • Top Overall Team: Custom-designed nautical bar from Eddie Forbes Art
  • Top Overall Team: Custom World Champions Mazarine Dock Box 
  • Top Overall Team: Set of Costa Del Mar Pro-Series Sunglasses


Top Series teams and anglers through legs one and two:


Quest Series Standings

1st – Fish On – 58 Points

2nd – Liquidated – 57 Points

3rd – Odyssey – 50 Points

4th – Trophy Wife – 50 Points

5th – Native Son – 42 Points


Top Female Angler 

1st – Sandra MacMillan – 12 Points

2nd – Karen McCann – 8 Points

3rd – Shelby Callison – 6 Points – Pelagic Team

4th – Jennifer Copeland –  4 Points 

5th – Nicole Ely –  4 Points


Battle of the Brackets 

Final Round: FFMD VS. Fish On


To learn more about the series and its prizes, visit www.questforthecrest.com.




Lock in your spot for Final Sail with a discounted entry fee of $1200 per boat, available until March 27th, 2024. Following this deadline, the late registration fee of $1700 will apply. Besides vying for the first-place title, participants will have several chances to capitalize on various general and optional entry categories. Prepare to jot down some notes and make the most of the insights below.




Final Sail $100,000 Guarantee: You heard it right—no strings attached. Thanks to the generous support of Raymarine and Yamaha, we’re introducing an exciting grand finale bonus jackpot for the last leg of the series. This additional payout supplements the prize money offered in the general prize structure for Final Sail and is exclusively available to teams participating in all three legs of the series. Even if you can’t make it to one of the series legs, merely registering for the events qualifies you to enter the $100,000 added value guarantee at Final Sail.



Meatfish Madness: Don’t overlook the meatfish categories in the Quest series! With three meatfish divisions—Meatfish Aggregate, Heaviest Fish Divisions for Dolphin, Wahoo, Kingfish, Cobia, and Tuna, and The Grand Daddy: Heaviest Fish Overall—plus three meatfish Calcuttas, you stand to win over $50,000 without hooking a single sail in Final Sail! This season at Operation Sailfish, Miss Michelle clinched a substantial payday of over $37,000 on their 39’ Contender, equipped with Raymarine’s state-of-the-art electronics, reeling in a hefty bag of meat, including a 51lb kingfish. Making bills without catching bills has never sounded so good!




Fish For Charity Calcutta: Some moments transcend fishing, and our Fish For Charity Calcutta embodies the spirit of giving back. We wholeheartedly encourage all teams to participate in this noble cause, benefiting our charitable partners, FFMD and Shake-A-Leg Miami. It’s a win-win for both teams and charity, with a generous 50/50 split between the high point team and the tournament charity. The entry fee for this Calcutta is $500 per boat.


Release Round-Up: The crowd favorite Calcutta—The Quest For The Quest Series Exclusive Winner Take All: Release Round-Up. This optional entry category unfolds over four rounds across two days of fishing. Progress through all four rounds and your team could strike gold in the Release Round Up Jackpot! In 2020, Miss Annie hit the Round-Up jackpot, securing an astounding $371,700 payout. With Fish On, being the most recent team to cash in on the $126,900 jackpot this season at Sailfish Challenge, it is time to do it again! The entry fee for this Calcutta is $1,000 per boat.


To register for Final Sail please visit, fish.bluewatermovements.com or call 945-725-4010




This iconic series hosts some of the top billfishing teams in the sport. Teams in this 3-leg series are expected to compete for an estimated purse of over $1.7 million. However, the most coveted award – The Crest – doesn’t come in the form of a cash prize. The Crest represents the pinnacle of tournament sailfishing. It is viewed as the highest accolade bestowed upon a team.  Presented in jacket form, competitors must emerge as the most dominant among an elite field in order to don the burgundy jacket. Privilege is earned, not given, on this quest to crown a world champion.




Bluewater Movements, Inc., is a sports marketing company based in South Florida, the sport fishing capital of the world. Throughout the past 28 years, our team has developed some of the most successful competitive fishing events in the industry. Our background in tournament fishing, coupled with our expertise in event marketing, has enabled a premium experience for tournament anglers and sponsors. Within our portfolio, there are seven wildly popular fishing tournaments, all hosted at various venues across South Florida.


For media inquiries, images, and additional information, please contact:


Chris Caravello

Phone: 954-725-4010

Email: Chris@bluewatermovements.com


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