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Final Sail Takes Center Stage in Miami’s Coconut Grove
The 11th installment of Final Sail, the thrilling culmination of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series, is set to make waves in Miami’s historic Coconut Grove April 10-13, 2024. Hosted by Courtyard by Marriott in Coconut Grove, Shake-A-Leg Marina, Bayshore Club, Miami Beach Marina, and Grove Harbor Marina, this year’s event promises to be nothing short of historic.
With a world title at stake, teams from far and wide are gearing up to etch their names in the annals of billfishing history. Miami, known for its vibrant sailfish season, is the perfect backdrop for the grand finale of the series.
The week of events begins with a festive kick-off on April 10th at the historic Shake-A-Leg Marina. This event promises an evening of camaraderie, as competing teams, tournament sponsors, and vendors come together for pre-competition festivities. Expect local food trucks and top-notch bar hospitality, a silent auction, and an exciting casino fundraiser overlooking the breathtaking Biscayne Bay in the Grove. The proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit FFMD, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit offshore fishing team with a strategic alliance with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Their mission is to “Fight Muscle Disease,” and your support will make a difference.
Mark your calendars for the competition, scheduled for April 12th and 13th, which will cover a boundary from the northern Keys up to Hillsboro Inlet in Pompano Beach. Two flagship marinas, Miami Beach Marina and Grove Harbor Marina, will offer the best in boat hospitality for visiting teams during their stay in Miami. At home, spectators will be able to watch the action unfold in a free live-streaming event hosted on the tournament’s YouTube channel, along with a live scoreboard.
The much-anticipated awards ceremony will be held at the Bayshore Club in The Grove, marking the conclusion of the tournament and the series. It’s at this moment that the fishing world will discover the latest inductee into the Quest For The Crest Hall of Fame as well as the new champions of Final Sail. The prestigious burgundy jacket, representing the highest achievement in the sport of billfishing, will be bestowed upon just one team. This jacket, embroidered with the revered Crest, symbolizes the pinnacle of the sport.
“We could not be more excited about bringing Final Sail to Coconut Grove,” said Jamie Bunn, owner/operator of Bluewater Movements and executive director of the Quest for the Crest. “The laid-back tropical vibe of the Grove, coupled with its spectacular green space, chic waterfront bars and restaurants in a location that keeps all of our anglers together in one location is magical. Exactly the kind of Miami experience we want for our teams,” said Bunn.
ABOUT THE QUEST FOR THE CREST SAILFISH SERIES
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.
ABOUT BLUEWATER MOVEMENTS
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.