Twenty three boats slugged it out over three days of fun in the sun during the Palm Beach Double Shot. This unique event is comprised of two tournaments; the Buccaneer Cup and the Florida Fish for Life. This year the tournament quickly became a duel between top dead bait trollers and top live bait fliers. The scoreboard bounced around on Day One with the Viking 61 De-Bait-Able releasing 10 sails and the Viking 55 releasing eight. On Day Two, the Viking 52 Miss Annie picked up eight fish to add to the three they already had and the Viking 70 Enclosed Bridge Fa La Me posted seven. This ended the Fish for Life with the Viking 55 taking first place with a total of 12 releases and angler Patrick Healey cinching Third Place Angler. Fa La Me earned a Third Place finish with 10 releases. Other winners in the Fish for Life included the Viking 56 Princess Lily with a 29 pound kingfish to take Largest Fish of the tournament, De-Bait-Able claiming the first sailfish while Miss Annie took the last sail and the Viking Yacht Company was awarded the Caterpillar Cup Manufacturer’s Award.
Day Three was all about the Buccaneer Cup with the field heading out for a tough day. When lines out was called, Fa La Me took the top spot with 15 releases, Most Points Day Two and Rob Moore was the Top Captain. The Viking 55 claimed Second Place with 13 sails and Most Points Day One with eight releases. Judge, a Viking 64, claimed Most Points Day Three.