Sandman Wins Final Sail

Quest for the Crest Series Goes to Utopia

Sandman team wins 2016 Final Sail tournament in Key West, Florida.
Sandman released 21 sailfish in three days to win the 2016 Final Sail tournament.Courtesy Endless Imagery / endlessimagery.com

In a hard-fought battle in the seas off Key West, Florida, it would be Sandra MacMillan's Sandman team emerging victorious in the Final Sail tournament, held April 12-17, 2016. Sandman, captained by John Louie Dudas, released 21 sailfish in three days to win the event and pocket the $40,000 check for first place (once the optional jackpots were included, the team took home over $260,700 for the tournament). Utopia finished second with 18 sailfish releases, and 4 Aces was third in the tournament with 14 sails released. Utopia's strong finish put them ahead for good in the Quest for the Crest standings as well, making them the series champion team. In the Final Sail event, 36 boats released a total of 290 sailfish in three days.

Sandman's Sandra MacMillan and John Louie Dudas, first place in the 2016 Final Sail tournament.
Sandra MacMillan and Sandman skipper Capt. John Louie Dudas (with check) enjoy their first place win in the 2016 Final Sail tournament.Courtesy Endless Imagery / endlessimagery.com
Utopia was second in the 2016 Final Sail tournament in Key West, Florida.
Utopia came in second in the Final Sail event with 18 sailfish released in three days on the water.Courtesy Endless Imagery / endlessimagery.com
Utopia wins the 2016 Quest for the Crest series championship title.
The Utopia team earned enough points to win the overall Quest for the Crest series championship, donning the customary maroon blazers at the awards celebration on Sunday.Courtesy Endless Imagery / endlessimagery.com