CNSD announces White Marlin fishing tournament dedicated to businessman José Vitienes Colubi

CNSD announces White Marlin fishing tournament dedicated to businessman José Vitienes Colubi

SANTO DOMINGO. – The fifty-seventh edition of the CNSD White Marlin Fishing Tournament will take place from April 26th to the 29th, at its traditional venue in Cabeza de Toro, with a special dedication to Mr. José Vitienes Colubi.

Details of the event were offered at a press conference celebrated last Tuesday at Restaurant Casa Mencía, with the presence of the commodore of the Club Náutico of Santo Domingo, architect Héctor Duval, as well as other executives and members of the Fisheries Committee.

The tournament will have the honor of kicking off the 2023 Sport Fishing Championship Billfish Season composed of 11 tournaments around the world. 

During the meeting with the press, Commodore Duval welcomed and thanked the support provided by sponsors, partners, local yacht clubs, and active participants from the United States, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela, among other friendly countries.

“Without you, it is not possible to celebrate the oldest and most emblematic tournament of our club. It's always a curfew in the fishing world. Thank you for supporting us and welcome back to your home," Duval said.

The director of the tournament, José Enrique Núñez, said that he has been working hard and he expects the registration of 25 to 30 boats with more than 150 fishermen on board.

“From the moment I was selected by the Board of Directors and the Fisheries Committee, our work team has not stopped working to offer an event at the height that has always been presented. I can announce here that we will exceed 25 boats and a hundred fishermen in this 57th edition of our club”, Núñez said when offering the central words.

The boats will be able to depart from Cabeza de Toro and Cap Cana during the three days of fishing. The program of activities begins Wednesday, April 26th with registration and delivery of supplies, then the captains' meeting will take place for any questions about the rules of the tournament. At 7:00 p.m. there will be an official opening ceremony to later enjoy a welcome cocktail.

On Thursday 27th, Friday 28th, and Saturday 29th, the boats will leave the docks at 7:30 am, with lines out half an hour later. Lines in for the first two days will be at 5:00 PM, while on Saturday it will be 4:00 PM.

Each White Marlin and Blue Marlin Release will receive 300 points. The Sailfish will have 200 points, while the Spearfish will count as 100 points per release. Teams will have 30 minutes from the hook-up to land each specie. 

The team with the highest score will be the winner of the tournament. There will also be prizes for 2nd and 3rd place. The boats will be divided into A categories, which can be equipped with sonar, and Club category boats, which will compete in the category where anglers, captains, professional fishermen, or any person who receives remuneration for practicing the sport of fishing will not be able to fish.

The marina fair is sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, Casa Mencía, Autohaus, LTH, Goodyear, Constructora Noriega, IMCA, Buena Vista Lakes, Grupo Cometa, Margaritaville, Auto Marina, Rannik, Banco Popular, Medvel, Banreservas, Silicon Mix, Hodelpa , Olivia, Odette, Okazu, Liqui Molly, Constructora Rizek, KG Constructora, ET heinsen, Brugal, La Aurora, Hardom, Marine Trophies, BBQ holic, Pala Pizza, American Oatmeal, Blue Magic Fishing, Aboard, Yamaha, Baskin Robbin, JP Chennet, aqualy, EPS, Café Santo Domingo, Rich coconut water, Emilios, Nature Valley, Cerveza Canita. 

Catch all the CNSD White Marlin tournament action on CBS Sports Network: 

THURSDAY 4/27 CBSSN ……………………………….. 7-9PM

FRIDAY 4/28 CBSSN ……………………………………... 3-5PM

SATURDAY 4/29 CBSSN…………………………………. 5-7PM


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