Viking Key West Challenge

The 4th Annual Viking Yachts Key West Challenge is much more than just a fishing tournament, it's four days full of fun and activities fit for the entire family. This event is open to all Viking Yacht owners and given the rave reviews from last year's trip, it is an event not to be missed. Viking has arranged docking at several Key West marinas and encourages you to secure your slip asap as there is limited availability. In addition, Viking has reserved hotel rooms at the luxurious Westin so those who may not be able to bring their boat can still be a part of the dockside festivities.

If you're a Viking owner and interested in attending this year's Viking Key West Challenge, download the registration packet here. Reserve your slip today! 

2018 Schedule

Wednesday, April 4—Saturday, April 7, 2018
Key West, Florida
Preliminary Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Dante's Tiki Bar, 2nd Floor level
4pm Registration open
5-7pm Cocktails & hors d'oeuvre
6-7pm Captains meeting & rules interpretation

Thursday, April 5, 2018
8:30am Lines In
3pm Weigh station open, Conch Harbor Marina
3:30pm Lines Out
5:30pm Weigh station closed
5:30pm Catch reports due
7pm Welcome buffet, Dante’s Tiki Bar, 2nd Floor level

Friday, April 6, 2018
11:30-1:30 Pool party lunch Dante's Tiki Bar, Pool level
2-3pm Kids Dock Tournament, Galleon Fishing Dock
2-4pm Poker Run & Scavenger Hunt
4pm Docktails, Viking demo

Saturday, April 7, 2018
8:30am Lines In
3pm Weigh station open, Conch Harbor Marina
3:30pm Lines Out
5:30pm Weigh station closed
5:30pm Catch reports due
7:30pm Margaritaville Sunset Pier, cocktails
7:46pm Sunset
8:15pm Margaritaville Pier, awards dinner

Participating Marinas
Please call and book your slip today. Slips are limited and go fast. Once you have secured your slip, email to register your boat with Viking.

A & B Marina
Dockmaster Mark Miller
700 Front Street

The Galleon
Dockmaster Tom Lindstrom
619 Front Street

Conch Harbor Marina
Dockmaster Jared Guess
951 Caroline Street

Key West Bight Marina
Dockmaster Steve Anderson
201 William Street

Official Rules

1. Mandatory Captain’s Meeting April 5, 2017 at the Conch Harbor Marina at 6:00 pm.
2. Fishing days, April 6 and April 8, 2017. Lay day is April 7. No weather day.
3. Fishing hours are 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. You may clear the sea buoy anytime after 6:30 AM. Geographical boundary limits: Eastern boundary W 81.20 (Big Pine Key); Western boundary W 82.20 (35 miles SSW Key West)
4. IGFA rules apply with the following exception: rod hand-offs permitted.
5. Non-offset circle hooks must be used for billfish. All billfish must be released unharmed.
6. There is no weather committee. Fishing is up to the decision of the captains who assume all liability for their decision.
7. Live and dead bait may be used. No live bait chumming. No live bait teasers.
8. No more than two kites are permitted to be used with live bait; two artificial teasers may be used with live bait; no more than two dredges, and two teasers for trolling.
9. Only six rods are permitted in the water at any one time. This includes pitch bait rods.
10. There are no restrictions on line test.