'Top Ten Big Money' Tournament in the World
DESTIN, FL, June 6, 2013 /CNW/ - The 11th Annual Emerald Coast Blue
Marlin Classic (ECBC) is scheduled for June 19-23 at Sandestin Golf and
Beach Resort. Fishing takes place in the Gulf of Mexico, one of the
most prolific fisheries in the United States.
ECBC is the richest tournament on the Gulf having reached cash purses as
high as $1.5 million and was ranked by Marlin magazine as the #5 big
money tournament in the world. ECBC is also a key stop for the World
Billfish Series and the International Game Fish Association's Offshore
Championship. This popular tournament is a supporter of The Billfish
Foundation, Sandestin Foundation for Kids and Harvest House.
"The Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic in now in its 11th season, with
the event and payout growing every year," says Shawna Harris,
tournament director. "Each time we look forward to breaking new records
on the challenging Gulf of Mexico billfish circuit and entertaining
fisherman and families alike."
Tournament week at Sandestin offers something for everyone, from family
activities, special events and sponsor exhibits to the spectacular
weigh-ins at Baytowne Marina Saturday night. Spectators and
participants alike will have the opportunity to enjoy the excitement of
the biggest catch and discover the new 2013 winners. For more
information, visit www.fishecbc.com.
MOJO Sportfishing Gear will be the presenting sponsor for the third year
in a row, featuring their Sportfishing line which offers everything
from surfer-inspired moisture-wick fabrics to cutting edge marine life
graphics. Additional sponsors include Alexseal, ATT-Yellowpages,
Coca-Cola, Florida Detroit Diesel-Allison & MTU, Galati Yacht Sales &
Viking Yachts, Joe Donovan Insurance, Elephant Walk, Hancock Bank, Jim
'N Nick's Bar-B-Q, Marlin Grill, King Sailfish Mounts, Miller Marine,
News Channel 7 (WJHG-TV NBC), Saunders Yachtworks, Sunbelt Rentals,
Salty Dog and Visit South Walton.
All of Sandestin's lodging options provide easy access to dining,
shopping, world-famous sugar sand beaches and other area attractions.
For information or reservations: www.sandestin.com, 866-91-BEACH.
About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort was named the #1 resort on Florida's
Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 30 charming
neighborhoods featuring 1,300 Destin vacation rentals, condominiums,
villas, town homes and the best in Destin hotel accommodations. As a
member of Visit South Walton and Visit Florida, the resort features
more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four
championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming
pools, a 113-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and
The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village with shopping,
dining and nightlife. Guests can visit www.sandestin.com or follow Sandestin on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information
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