The whole reason behind this charitable event is a noble one: All of the proceeds go toward secondary-education boatbuilding scholarships for local students interested in carrying on the Dare County boatbuilding tradition. The weather didn’t cooperate much this year; most boats had to lay off on the first day and weren’t too keen on going out the second and third days either, but these boys were fishing on Carolina boats, so they were fishing on platforms built to take the roughest conditions. Rigged Up, one of Omie Tillet’s boats, ended up barley squeaking by Tar Heel, a Ricky Scarborough. With all billfish counting for 100 points apiece, Rigged Up’s six whites, one sail and two blues edged out Tar Heel’s four whites and five sails on time of release! Nine billfish captures in two days ain’t shabby fishing.