2017 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 19th

Early arrivals may check-in, pick up their ditty bags and name tags in the Mallory Room (located on the 2nd floor of the Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Zero Duval St., 305-296-7701) from 4:00 - 7:00 PM.

 

Thursday, April 20th

Arrive in sunny Key West and take a short cab ride from the Key West Airport to one of the following hotels: Key West Margaritaville Resort & Marina (245 Front St., 305-294-4000), Ocean Key Resort and Spa (Zero Duval St., 305-296-7701), Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa (601 Front St., Anglers may check-in, pick up ditty bags and name tags, in the Mallory Room located on the 2nd floor of the Ocean Key Resort and Spa (Zero Duval St.) between 3:00-7:30 pm.

 

*Thursday night late arrivals please check-in before breakfast on Friday 6:30-7:30 am in front of the Ocean Key Resort and Spa (Zero Duval St.) to pick up ditty bags and name tags.


CAPTAINS MEETING/BOAT DRAWING & COCKTAIL PARTY
Meet your captain from 7:00PM to 8:30PM at Ocean Key Resort on the Sunset Pier (Zero Duval Street).  Enjoy heavy hor d’ oeuvres and cocktails, team drawing for boats will be held and rules will be reviewed. Please wear your nametag as this will serve as your entrance into all events.

Friday, April 21st

BREAKFAST BAR 
A good morning bloody mary and breakfast sandwich bar will be served in front of the Ocean Key Resort (Zero Duval St.) between 6:00-7:30 am. After breakfast, teams pick up box lunches, including a lunch for your Captain and Mate, beverages and return taxi vouchers. Please have your crew together as taxis will be waiting to depart.

 

FISH THE CHALLENGE
Your outdoor adventure begins as taxis pick up anglers at 7:00 am from the Ocean Key Resort and shuttling them to one of the following marinas: Westin, A&B, Galleon, Key West Bight, Charterboat Row, Garrison Bight, Hurricane Hole, Land’s End or Oceanside to board their boats. Fish from 8:30 am until lines out of water at 3:30 pm; please ask your Captain to call for pick-up on your voyage back to the dock, so a taxi will be waiting for you upon arrival.

 

LEADER BOARD RECEPTION
Between 6:00-7:30 pm team leaders report the day’s catch and turn in score sheets to Findlay Sinclair at the Key West Margaritaville Resort & Marina (245 Front St.), on the Sunset Pier. Anglers may sip cocktails, swap fish stories and enjoy the evening on Duval St.. Your name tag will serve as your entrance into the event

Saturday, April 22nd

BREAKFAST BAR
A good morning bloody mary and breakfast sandwich bar, sponsored by OEC, will be served in front of the Ocean Key Resort (Zero Duval St.) between 6:00-7:30 am. After breakfast, teams pick up their box lunches, sponsored by Authentix, including a lunch for your Captain and Mate, beverages and taxi vouchers. Please have your crew together as taxis will be waiting to depart. .

 

FISH THE CHALLENGE
Your outdoor adventure continues as taxis pick up anglers at 7:00 am from the Ocean Key Resort and shuttling them to one of the following marinas: Westin Marina, A&B Marina, Galleon Marina, Key West Bight Marina, Charterboat Row, and Oceanside Marina to board their boats. Fish from 8:30 am until lines out of water at 3:30 pm; please ask your Captain to call for pick-up on your voyage back to the dock, so a taxi will be waiting for you upon arrival.

 

COCKTAIL PARTY & AWARDS BANQUET 
Kindly turn your score cards into Findlay Sinclair at the Ocean Key Resort, Sunset Pier, as soon as possible, so the final scores can be tabulated.

 

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Ocean Key Resort, Sunset Pier (Zero Duval St.). Dinner and Awards begin promptly at 8:00pm. Your name tag will serve as entrance into the event.

 

 

Sunday, April 23rd

Depart at your leisure with memories of catching “the big one”, colorful stories of Duval St. and new friends.

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