Final Results from the 2016 Offshore World Championship

The winners are crowned in Costa Rica

2016 Offshore World Championship Fishing in Costa Rica
The fleet departs for the first day of fishing in the 2016 Offshore World Championship.Courtesy OWC

Day One

With 66 teams and 309 anglers representing 29 nations in attendance, the first day of the 2016 Offshore World Championship is now in the books.The team representing the St. Lucia International Billfish Tournament released 19 sailfish yesterday to take the Day One lead. In second is the Port Antonio International team with 17 sailfish, while the II Guatemala Offshore Brazilian Champion team is third with 16 sails released.

2016 Offshore World Championship Quepos Costa Rica
At the start of Day Two, anticipation runs high among the fleet.Courtesy OWC

There are still three days left in the competition, so any team could put together a great day on the water and make a big move up the leaderboard. The fishing conditions off Quepos are reported to be excellent, with good numbers of Pacific sailfish within easy range of the fleet.

Day One 2016 Offshore World Championship leaders.
The current tournament leaders, representing the St. Lucia International Billfish Tournament, head out on Day One of the 2016 Offshore World Championship.Courtesy OWC

The link to the live scoring is http://owc16.catchstat.com.

Day Two

The team of Derick Tardieu, Jerome Mcquilkin, Gerard “Frothy” DeSilva and Clint Quongsing, representing the St. Lucia International Billfish Tournament, maintained their lead in the Offshore World Championship after Day Two. The team released another seven sailfish yesterday to remain atop the leaderboard with 26 sailfish releases.

Day Two of the 2016 Offshore World Championship in Quepos, Costa Rica
Day Two of the 2016 Offshore World Championship gets underway in Quepos, Costa Rica.Courtesy OWC

In second place is the Cabo Frio Marlin Invitational team with 24 sailfish releases, while the Torneio de Peixes de Bico team, also from Brazil, is third with 22 sailfish releases.

Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, Costa Rica, host of the 2016 Offshore World Championship
Marina Pez Vela in Quepos is hosting this year's Offshore World Championship, and it's once again proved to be a world-class destination for sport fishing.Courtesy OWC

So far there have been 792 sailfish and four blue marlin released in two days of fishing. Two more days remain in the tournament so it's anyone's race to win at this point. Click here for live scoring: http://owc16.catchstat.com

Day Three 2016 Offshore World Championship Quepos, Costa Rica
The boats depart for Day Three of the Offshore World Championship in Quepos, Costa Rica.Courtesy OWC

Day Three

The third day of four is now complete in the race to crown the 2016 Offshore World Champions in Quepos, Costa Rica. Participants were treated to yet another terrific day of fishing action under sunny skies and nearly flat-calm sea conditions. The St. Lucia team still leads with 33 sailfish in total. The Torneio Open Com Iscas Artificias team has moved into second though with 26 sails and a blue marlin release (they let go 10 sailfish yesterday to make a big move up the leaderboard). In third is the Cabo Frio Marlin Invitational team with 28 sailfish releases. The team representing the Fiji Classic is fourth, also with 28 sails released. The top angler so far is George Trinkier with 18 sailfish to his credit.

2016 Offshore World Championship Quepos, Costa Rica
Preparing for another great day of offshore excitement.Courtesy OWC

Day Four wraps up the competition, with trophies for the Top Team, Top Angler and Top Captain. Click here for live scoring: http://owc16.catchstat.com

2016 Offshore World Champion team
The 2016 Offshore World Champion teamCourtesy OWC

Day Four

Leading the tournament after each day of competition, the team representing the St. Lucia International Billfish Tournament held on during the fourth and final day to emerge victorious in the 2016 Offshore World Championship in Quepos, Costa Rica. Derick Tardieu, Jerome Mcquilkin, Gerard “Frothy” DeSilva and Clint Quongsing released a total of 45 Pacific sailfish in four days to claim their hard-fought victory over the 66 international teams. In second was the Cabo Frio Marlin Invitational team with 42 sailfish, followed by the Torneio Open Com Iscas Artificias team in third with 38 sails and one blue marlin, all released. For the tournament there were 1495 sailfish, 12 blue marlin, one black marlin and one striped marlin released.