Dating back to 2003, the annual Captain of the Year Cup is the world’s only quantifiable metric for comparing the tournament success of captains in the sportfishing industry. Every year, InTheBite holds the renowned competition composed of five divisions: East Coast, Florida, Gulf Coast, Hawaii, and International, and 90 approved sportfishing tournaments. Each division award recognizes captains within the context of where they fish and the captains fishing alongside them.
For 2021, Captain Tony Carrizosa with Team Galati took home the award for the International Division — Captain of the Year. The standings for the International division were as follows:
The scoring system is pretty simplistic, awarding 500 points for first, 300 for second place, and 100 for third in the release divisions of authorized tournaments. For sportfishing tournaments that recognize the largest fish, there are 500-points awarded for the winner. Also, captains that win series championships are awarded an additional 250-points.
With over 20 years of experience as an accomplished sportfishing captain and profound knowledge as a certified yacht broker, Tony can assist in finding the perfect yacht or selling your current boat. Tony resides at our Costa Rica yacht brokerage, where his passion for fishing and his knowledge of sportfishing yachts excel. With his vast understanding of fishing, bilingual abilities, as well as years of hands-on experience behind the helm, Tony can help you alongside your yachting journey. Learn more about Tony and our office in Costa Rica below.