The third and final leg of the 2015 Dominican Triple-Header Billfish tournament series came to a close with North Carolina’s Contango taking home the top spot.
The series, which started last March during the Casa de Campo International Blue Marlin Classic and continued during the second leg at the International Cap Cana Billfish Shootout in June, came to a close at the Cap Cana Classic last weekend. Six boats participated in this inaugural event.
“It was perseverance and attention to detail that ultimately earned us victory,” explained a jubilant Contago owner, Jeff Stingel. Contango, a 53-foot Jarrett Bay, took the early lead at end of the first leg and was later challenged by Puerto Rico’s Blue Bird, holding onto a 80-point lead at the end of the second leg. They were able to finish strong with a a relatively comfortable 680-point margin at lines out of the third and final leg of the Triple-Header. “We knew we needed to stay consistent coming into the last leg, and that is exactly what we did,” added the boat’s Captain, Daryl Brower, with a broad grin on his face.
1. Contango 4,100
2. Bluebird 3,420
3. Black Gold 2,210
4. Thunder 1,960
5. Liandra 1,870
6. Tomahawk 1,240