A reel win for Riviera 51 Sirena
COSTA RICA, 2009: It was a fishing frenzy for the 18 boats competing in Marina Papagayo's inaugural fishing tournament in July.
Riviera 51 Sirena was the overall winner but all teams caught an abundance of fish including double digit sailfish releases, large Bull Dolphin and Rooster fish.
Marina Papagayo's Dan Eaffaldano said the event was aimed at introducing boat owners to the Marina.
"We plan to make it an annual event as June and July mark the peak fishing season for the Northern Guanacaste region of Costa Rica," he said.
"More world records have been caught in this area than any other part of Costa Rica.
"The coast line is spectacular, totally unspoiled and there is always abundant sea life around from whales to turtles."
Riviera dealer Landon Marine was pleased to see two Rivieras competing in the inaugural event, Riviera 51 Sirena and Riviera 60 Gallo Pinto, which also competed in Landon Marine's own fishing tournament earlier this year.
Landon Marine president Eric Landon said the main goal of the competition was ‘for Riviera owners to get together and enjoy some playful competition'.
Next year they will open the competition to all Riviera owners worldwide, inviting them to join in the festivities and strengthen the Riviera owner network.
Marina Papagayo is a 380-slip, full service marina located 640 nautical miles from the Panama Canal at Peninsula Papagayo on the north Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
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Marina Papayago hosted the fishing tournament in July
A sensational sunset over Costa Rica's Marina
18 boats including two Rivieras made an early start for the fishing frenzy
Two Rivieras competed in the inaugural event off the coast of Costa Rica with Riviera 51, Sirena winning the competition
Powering ahead to a top fishing spot
After a day of fishing, this Costa Rican bar is a great place to relax and unwind