Welcome to the Bermuda Big Game Classic

Welcome to  the Bermuda Big Game Classic website! Here, you'll find information on the  tournament, charter operators, accommodations, transportation, fishing and  marina services in the area. We sincerely hope you can put Bermuda  in your travel plans.

The eleventh  annual Bermuda Big Game Classic takes place July 13-17, 2011. This is Bermuda's  largest billfish event and the centerpiece of the Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish  Championship. Boats fishing in the Classic will be automatically entered in the  Bermuda Triple Crown Series. The Classic is also a qualifying event for the  IGFA Offshore World Championship, with the winning team receiving an invitation  to the championship.

Our host  resort, the historic and recently renovated Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel, continues  to offer discounted room rates for participants. Call 800-441-1414, mention the  tournament and reserve your room today.

There will  be no shortage of parties during the week. Our kickoff party and stellar awards  banquet will once again be held at the Princess Hotel ballroom. Bacardi will  make sure we don't run out of spirits at the daily weigh-in mixing stations or  the popular awards cocktail party. The tournament will also host a proper Bermuda midweek party at the Dinghy Club with the help of  Bacardi, Miles Market and Ricky Cox.

PW's Marina will provide  discounted fuel rates for participating boats. Expect a price of about $4.75  per gallon depending on fuel rates in July. Call Michael Shaw at 441-777-3625  to reserve your fuel. Remember that foreign boats' last fill-up is duty-free (a  50 percent savings). And since a team can't run on fuel alone, Miles Market,  conveniently located at PW's Marina,  can take care of all your provision needs (www.waterfrontbermuda.com).

While you  are in Bermuda, you should take advantage of  all the great things to do on this island oasis. For a free vacation planner,  call 800-BERMUDA, or visit www.bermudatourism.com.

The Bermuda  Big Game Classic has become one of the sport's greatest tournament proving  grounds. The staffs of Marlin and Sport Fishing magazines,  with the help of our sponsors, friends and families produce the event. Whether  you are an individual or a team, if you want to participate, please don't  hesitate to contact me. I look forward to helping you with all your tournament  needs.

  All the best,
  Dan Jacobs
  Tournament Director/Publisher
  (407) 571-4680



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