3rd Annual South Jersey Yacht Sales Offshore Showdown

The recipe is very simple. You take the owners of Albemarle, Cabo, Invincible, Jupiter, Ocean, Viking and Yellowfin boats as well as other South Jersey Yacht Sales customers. Add two days of offshore fishing. Mix in dockside Lay Day activities including a Poker Run, Scavenger Hunt, BBQ, and other leisure family-oriented events. Hold the tournament at a beautiful full service marina in mid-July and what do you have? An exciting five days the whole family will enjoy! South Jersey Yacht Sales is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Offshore Showdown will be held July 10-13 at the beautiful Canyon Club Resort Marina in Cape May, New Jersey and you’re invited to be part of the fun!

Better known as a rendezvous with some fishing thrown in than a high pressure tournament, the Offshore Showdown has evolved into a relaxing event where the entire family along with their friends, including children of all ages, are welcome and encouraged join in and enjoy the boating and fishing lifestyle. Last year’s Offshore Showdown was well attended and beautiful weather, great fishing and fun-filled Lay Day events made for a memorable time for all. This year’s event kicks off on Wednesday, July 10 at 4 p.m. when Registration, Cocktail Reception and Captain’s Meeting will take place under the tournament tent at Canyon Club. Fishing Days are set for Thursday, July 11 and Saturday, July 13 with Sunday, July 14 set as an alternate fishing day if needed. Dockside dining and entertainment will be provided for participants under the tournament tent both nights beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night’s festivities will also include the Awards Ceremony as well. Additionally, Friday, July 12 is the events official “Lay Day” and will include a poolside BBQ and cocktails as well as other games and “shenanigans” for kids from 8-80!

Note this is an all-release tournament for white marlin and blue marlin and on-the-dock for tuna, wahoo and dolphin. Numerous individual junior and adult angler, boat and team awards will be presented for white marlin points, blue marlin points and each for tuna, dolphin and wahoo points.

Offshore Showdown rules have been designed to allow anglers of all ages to enjoy an offshore fishing experience while also assuring fair competition for all participants. All boats must sail and return through Cape May Inlet. IGFA equipment and angling rules apply except that a fish may be hooked by any crewmember and the rod handed off immediately to the angler who will then fight the fish until boated or released. Additionally, live baiting, harpoons, dart gaffs and green sticks are not allowed. There is no limit to the number of lines or teasers. Boundary for the tournament is 100 miles from the Cape May Sea Buoy and boats may not pass that sea buoy prior to 4:30 a.m. on fishing days. Fishing hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and all fish to be weighed must be at the scale at Canyon Club by 7:30 p.m. Fishing will be on each scheduled day unless cancelled by the weather committee by 6:30 a.m.

It’s only June and the offshore fishing season is off to an exciting start. Plenty of white marlin have already been caught off the south Jersey coast and blue marlin have made their presence known as well. Big eye and yellowfin tuna are quite abundant and dolphin have also been lurking in their usual hiding spots waiting to ambush an easy meal. Wahoo are no doubt prowling these same haunts. If you’re looking for a low-key, laid back event with something for the entire family consider joining us at the 3rd Annual South Jersey Yacht Sales Offshore Showdown. You’ll have a great time on the water as well as at the dock, share some laughs, renew old acquaintances and no doubt make some new friends as well. It’s also a great opportunity to introduce someone to boating and fishing as well.

For further information contact the South Jersey Yacht Sales office at 609-884-1600. To reserve dockage for the event contact Canyon Club Resort Marina at 609-884-0199

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