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Register Now For The 54th Annual Buccaneer Cup

Register Now For The 54th Annual Buccaneer Cup

By HMY   November 1, 2016

Press Release

Buccaneer Cup Sailfish Tournament Benefits the Recreational Fishing Alliance

Enter by November 15, 2016 and SAVE $1000!
Calcutta Pot in 2015 & 2016 Exceeded $185,000!

The Buccaneer Cup is a first class sailfish tournament held in Florida each January that benefits the Recreational Fishing Alliance, an organization whose legislative and regulatory work has done more protect and rebuild billfish stocks and to protect your right to fish more than any other.


“The RFA has done so much for the recreational fishing community they deserve our support,” says Pat Healey, president of the Viking Yacht Company. “They battled the long line industry to get tough sanctions enacted that drastically reduced bycatch of sailfish, marlin and juvenile swordfish. They fought in Washington to prevent misguided environmental groups from having white marlin listed under the Endangered Species Act. The organization’s accomplishments are too numerous to list and have been incredibly important for all saltwater fishermen. Today we need them more than ever!”


What better way to support this great organization than by fishing the 54th Annual Buccaneer Cup scheduled for January 19 through 21, 2017. For the past 11 years it has been run exclusively as a fund-raising event for the RFA. It is an all release, two day contest and teams can fish from Lake Worth or Jupiter Inlets. The captain’s meeting is held at the Buccaneer Marina Restaurant on Singer Island and the awards dinner is at the historic Sailfish Club of Florida in Palm Beach. Trolling and live bait fishing are permitted and the payouts can be significant. Top boats in the past two years won in excess of $90,000 each! With a larger field the sky's the limit.

If you register and pay the entry fee online before November 15, 2016 you can save $1000 off the on-site entry fee. You can enter the Add Entry Levels (Calcutta) at the Captains Meeting so jump online and enter today! Click here to register.

Fishing the Buccaneer Cup is a great way to help support the Recreational Fishing Alliance and you’ll have a great time doing it. To learn more and enter go to www.buccaneercup.com.


Kathy Jo, a 70' Bertram, fished the Buc for the first time last year and went home with 1st Place Boat, Most Release Points on Dead Bait, Top Captain and other trophies plus a cool $95,990 in winnings. They also won the Charity Calcutta for a free entry this January to defend their title. 


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