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Leg I of the Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown- January 2021 

The 2021 Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown is off to a great start, with Leg I having just completed on Saturday the 23rd of January. 

Considering the restrictions we’ve experienced due to COVID-19, some may have wondered if the annual Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown Billfish Tournament would take place, as usual, in 2021. 

Indeed, the show must go on and it did this year too, despite the pandemic putting a bit of a damper on most events around the world in the last year.

The Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown is an event that has taken place every year since 2004 and has grown in popularity since its inception. Nearly two decades later, this billfish tournament event has become one of the most highly competitive tournaments in the world, attracting angler teams from all over the globe. 

Los Sueños’ fishery is very special, given the temperate Costa Rican weather and the flat, calm waters off of the Central Pacific shoreline of Central America’s beautiful Costa Rica. When you bring those fishing conditions together with the lush, luxurious backdrop of the Los Sueños Resort and Marina, you get an experience that goes above and beyond that found anywhere else on the planet. 

Drawing teams from all over the world, this year’s Signature Triple Crown event hosted 38 teams, each participating in a grand contest to win prizes totaling well over $100,000. 

Costa Rica continues to offer up some of the most prolific sport fishing in the world and, among others, the tournament had some very impressive sponsors, as it does year over year:

  • Huk Gear

  • Tequila Cabo Unico

  • Flor De Caña Rum

  • Chantilly Air

  • Gray Fishtag Research

  • Galati Yacht Sales

  • AG Marine Service

  • Seakeeper

  • Maverick Sportfishing Tours

  • Viking Yachts

  • Marine artist Steve T. Goione

  • Sevenstar Yacht Trasnport

The winning Scores of the Signature Triple Crown Event.

Winning Teams of Leg I of the 2021 Signature Triple Crown: 

  • Congratulations go out to Team GRAND SLAM  for taking First Place on the 2021 Signature Triple Crown LEG 1 • With 5900 pts - 49 Sails and 2 Marlin. GRAND SLAM took home a prize of $66,000. 

  • Congratulations go out to Team FISH TANK for taking Second Place on the 2021 Signature Triple Crown LEG 1 • With 5200 pts - 22 Sails and 6 Marlin. FISH TANK took home a check for $39,600.

  • Congratulations go out to SEA FIX Team for the Third Place on the 2021 Signature Triple Crown LEG 1 • With 4700 pts - 27 Sails and 4 Marlin. Team SEA FIX took home $26,400.

So, how did the tournament break down day by day?

Day One: Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown Bilfish Series.

Congratulations GRAND SLAM Team for first place on Day 1 of the 2021 Signature Triple Crown, with 2800 pts - releasing 23 Sailfish and 1 Marlin.

The second place on Day 1 of the 2021 Signature Triple Crown was for AGITATOR with 1800 pts, releasing 18 sails.

The third place on Day 1 of the 2021 Signature Triple Crown was for MAX BET with 1500 pts, releasing 10 sails and 1 marlin.

Day Two: Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown Bilfish Series.

Congratulations NUMERO UNO Team for the first place on Day 2 of the 2021 Signature Triple Crown, with 2800 pts - releasing 13 Sailfish and 3 Marlin.

The second place on Day 2 of the 2021 Signature Triple Crown was for GOOSE with 2300 pts, releasing 23 sails.

The third place on Day 2 of the 2021 Signature Triple Crown was for FISH TANK with 1900 pts, releasing 9 sails and 2 marlin.

Day Three: Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown Billfish Series.

Congratulations DRAGIN FLY Team for the first place on Day 3 of the 2021 Signature Triple Crown, with 2600 pts - releasing 6 Sailfish and 4 Marlin.

The second place on Day 3 of the 2021 Signature Triple Crown was for FISH TANK with 2300 pts, releasing 3 sails and 4 Marlin.

The third place on Day 3 of the 2021 Signature Triple Crown was for AMARULA SUN with 1800 pts, releasing 13 sails and 1 marlin.

The third Annual Ladies Only Fishing Tournament took place this last week, as well.

January 19, 2021, marked the 1st leg of the 3rd annual Ladies Only Tournament, a one-day event, designed to showcase competitive, non-professional, female anglers. 

Held the Tuesday before each leg of the Signature Triple Crown, this event has become hugely popular in the last few years. 

Competing for cash prizes totaling over $36,000, these women and skilled anglers and every bit as competitive as the anglers who enter into the main event, the Signature Triple Crown. 

 

  • First Place for FISH TANK with 20 sails released - 2000 pts

  • Second Place for MAX BET with 14 Sails and 1 Marlin released - 1900 pts

  • Third Place for D.A.SEA with 18 Sails released - 1800 pts

Legs II and III will take place on February 23, 2021, and March 16, 2021, respectively.

Award Ceremonies for the first leg of the 2021 Signature Triple Crown - they were a bit unusual. 

Awards were presented to the winning teams on Sunday morning, on their boats rather than in the usual fanfare event. Due to COVID-19 social distancing protocols, events such as the formal awards banquet and ceremony - usually held at the Los Sueños Resort & Marina Beach Club- were, sadly, canceled.