Operation Sailfish Returns to Sailfish Marina for the 10th year, January 12-16th, 2022.


December 2021

Contact: Jennifer Hoffman

Phone: 954-725-4010

Email: jennifer@bluewatermovements.com 


Operation Sailfish Returns to Sailfish Marina for the 10th year, January 12-16th, 2022.

The Quest For The Crest Sailfish Series is back in action January 12-16th, 2022 at Sailfish Marina in Palm Beach, Florida. Leg 1 of the Quest, Operation Sailfish celebrates 10 years! An estimated 50 Teams will compete in the two-day long tournament on Friday, January 14th & Saturday, January 15th with a $500,000 cash purse up for grabs and of course the champions’ dog tags! 


Early registration is $1,200 per boat and runs through December 29th, 2021. The price will jump  to $1700 for late registration after the 29th, so register early to save $500! In addition to the prestigious first place title, there are several opportunities through a variety of general and  optional entry categories for anglers to snag some additional cash. New to the Quest for the Crest is a “Small Boat Division” and “Small Boat Stash” calcutta and will be open to boats 37 feet & under. The “Small Boat Division” will pay out an estimated $2,500 to the first place team and the “Small Boat Stash” will write an estimated check of $4,725 to the top team based on entries. Click here to complete your registration and join the fleet today! 


The tournament’s signature “Take A Hero” Fishing Day is a once in a lifetime opportunity for current active duty military and veterans to sail the seas for a fun day of fishing prior to the start of the tournament on Thursday, January 13th. Bluewater Movements is proud to partner with Operation Homefront, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to build strong, stable and secure military families that can thrive in the communities they’ve worked hard to protect to make this experience happen for current & former members of the military. Teams are paired up with a hero to enjoy a day of fishing, followed by a cocktail party and awards ceremony, where the top hero’s will receive their very own trophies! Heroes can visit the following link to fill out their application or anglers can nominate a hero to join them on their boat, please click here. Last year we were able to pair a father & son duo up with Blue Moon for what was truly a day they will never forget. To read more about their experience last year click here. 


Also returning for 2022 is the Huk sponsored “Battle of the Brackets”. This March Madness style competition will span across the entire Quest For the Crest Series, crowning a winner during Final Sail in Miami. The top 32 teams voted in by their fans & followers will earn a spot to compete in the head to head competition. In order to be eligible for voting, teams must be registered to fish the entire 2022 Sailfish Series. Once the 32 team field is set through random draw, teams will be placed in their designated bracket spot. Teams will go head to head on each of the competition days during the Quest and whichever team has the highest amount of points at the end of each fishing day will move on to the next round. 


If meatfish are your game, then Operation Sailfish is your target tournament too. The prize structure includes guaranteed payouts for the heaviest dolphin, wahoo, kingfish, tuna, and cobia  plus the heaviest fish overall, 4-fish aggregate weight and three meatfish calcuttas including a meatfish daily! Last year team Blue Moon snagged a $55,250 payout in meatfish money at the 2021 Operation Sailfish. Get your team together and sign up for Operation Sailfish today for the opportunity to celebrate our United States military and compete for a wide variety of ways to win BIG!!

Operation Sailfish 2022 Schedule of Events: 

Kick Off Party/ Captain’s Meeting

When: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Time: 7:00pm- 10:00pm

Where: Sailfish Marina

98 Lake Drive,

Palm Beach Shores

FL, 33404


Take A Hero Fishing Day

When: Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Time:  8:00am Lines In

2:00pm Lines Out

Cocktail Awards Reception: 3:00pm


Fishing Day 1 

When: Friday, January 14th, 2022

Time: Lines in @ 8am, Lines Out @4pm

Happy Hour: 5:30pm (sponsored by Gemlux)

Deadline to submit Media: 6pm

Live Scoring Link: https://fish.bluewatermovements.com/Leaders/Overall/55


Fishing Day 2

When: Saturday, January 15th, 2022

Time: Lines in @ 8am, Lines Out @ 4pm

Happy Hour: 5:30pm (sponsored by C & L Insurance)

Deadline to submit Media: 6pm

Live Scoring Link: https://fish.bluewatermovements.com/Leaders/Overall/55


Brunch Awards

When: Sunday, January 16th, 2022

Time: 11am – 1pm

Where: Sailfish Marina 

For more information on Operation Sailfish, please visit the tournament website at  www.operationsailfish.com or call 954-725-4010. The entire Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series schedule can be found at www.questforthecrest.com 


About Bluewater Movements: 

Bluewater Movements, Inc., is a sport’s marketing company based in South Florida, the  sportfishing capital of the world. Throughout the past 20 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.  

About the Quest For The Crest Sailfish Series: 

COMPETE IN THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS SAILFISH SERIES IN THE COUNTRY. The Quest for the Crest is a 3-leg sailfish series with stops in Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and  Miami, FL. The allure of a $2 million dollar purse and a hot sailfish bite attracts some of the top  teams in the sport to this elite series every year. With prime dates secured in premier  destinations during the sailfish season in South Florida, each leg of the series is guaranteed to  deliver the ultimate tournament experience for fellow competitors. The crown jewel of  billfishing, the burgundy jacket, is presented to just one team at the conclusion of the Quest  series each year. Both the jacket and the crest that resides on it, represent the highest  achievement in the sport. Privilege is earned in this series where teams go all in to become the  #1 sailfishing team in the world.


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