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Operation Sailfish Returns to Sailfish Marina January 12

Operation Sailfish Returns to Sailfish Marina for the 10th year, running from January 12-16

Operation Sailfish Returns to Sailfish Marina January 12

The day before the tournament begins, competitors will have the opportunity to "Take A Hero Fishing," a once in a lifetime opportunity for current active duty military and veterans to sail the seas for a fun day on the water. 

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!

Registration is currently $1700 per boat. 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
  • Lines Out: 2:00pm 
  • 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

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

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 or call 954-725-4010. The entire Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series schedule can be found at

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