Registered: January 2007
Clearwater, Fla. (January 5, 2010) – The second annual Sailfish Open, and second leg of the Sailfish Pro Series is scheduled to kick off January 7th at the newly renovated Hawk’s Cay Resort located on the 60-acre private island of Duck Key, FL.
“We look forward to hosting the Sailfish Open at Hawks Cay again for a second year, bringing together top anglers for a weekend of competitive fishing,” said Chris King, Chairman of Executive Adventures. “The waters that surround Duck Key offer some of the best sailfishing in all of the Keys.”
The 2010 Sailfish Open tournament has been moved from March to peak-season in January which will provide top-notch fishing and weather for participants. The tournament dates are scheduled for January 7-9, 2010. Registration will begin at 1pm on Thursday, January 7th, followed by the Kick-Off Party that evening. Day one of fishing will begin on Friday, January 8th, followed by day two of fishing on Saturday, January 9th concluding with the Award’s Banquet that evening.
Designed for sailfishing at its finest, the Sailfish Open was very well received in its first year and is expected to grow. Last year anglers competed for a tournament purse of $251,000 in winnings. Country songwriter Dallas Davidson flew in from Nashville to perform a private fire-side concert for all anglers, sponsors and guests. In addition to three days of world-class fishing, participants enjoy VIP parties offering gourmet cuisine, top-shelf open-bars, live entertainment, art show, and custom-made Irish crystal trophy for the winners, all in an intimate dockside atmosphere.
The newly renovated Hawks Cay resort is the host facility for this world-class event. With its prime location in Duck Key, Hawk’s Cay offers easy access to the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico for some of the best sailfishing in the Keys. Hawk’s Cay resort has much to offer the entire families including a personal dolphin encounter experience, world-class spa, a kid’s club and beautiful pools. All Executive Adventures tournaments feature live scoring so the public can follow the action live online during the event.
Sponsors of the 2010 Sailfish Open and all Sailfish Pro Series tournaments include some of the biggest names in sports. In addition to host hotel, Hawk’s Cay Resort sponsors include: Hanes/Champion, Kohler, Viking Yachts, Galati Yachts, HMY Yacht Sales, SeaHunter Boats, Southern Wine & Spirits, Image Graphics 2000, Smart Water, Guy Harvey, MTU, Penn, Screenprint Plus and more!
For additional information on participating in the 2010 Sailfish Open, please contact Laura Emmole, Director of Angler Relations, at (727) 631-0072, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. To view the 2009 tournament gallery, or for information on the upcoming Sailfish Open or Hawk’s Cay Resort, please visit www.sailfishopen.com.