Two of Sabin's recruits — Florida anglers Tara Eddings and Regina Gallant — were experienced billfish anglers; Gallant had even won Top Female Angler at Cap Cana's White Marlin Classic. But Monique "Moe" Newman, a Louisiana offshore-fishing captain and guide, knew tuna, not sails. The same was true for Brittany McCurdy, a mate out of Kona, Hawaii, where the opportunities to catch a sailfish are few and far between. And although Florida angler Heather Harkavy had spent her childhood chasing IGFA world records, she was just 21 years old and a tournament newbie. All of them were fishing for the first time with Capt. David Mesen on Geaux Fly, a 43-foot Maverick they'd chartered for the Los Sueños Triple Crown.