|Sign up now now to guarantee welcome bag, avoid the late fee
If you are planning on attending the WON/Yamaha Hotel Coral and Marina Saltwater Championship July 27-28 we urge you to fill out the entry form with a credit card number and put down a deposit in ensure you receive a welcome bag of Mustad hooks, and event shirt and hat.
"Signups are notoriously slow, but last minute signups may cause you to miss out on getting a welcome bag," said director Pat McDonell. "We need to know how many teams are coming to plan for food, clothing and welcome bags, and right now people are saying they are coming, but they are not signing up.
Fill out the form in WON or here on this website and fax the entry form with your credit card number. Your team is guaranteed a welcome bag with hooks, hat, and shirt ONLY if you pay your entry fee of $100 per angler or send in the $100 team deposit. You can pay two ways: By credit card or by personal check.
— Fill out the form and fax it it with your credit card number and names of anglers or as many as you have now. You can add more later by mail or fax, or onsite, although the $20 late signup fee will apply. The fax number is (949- 366-0804. Attn. Denise.
Teams or anglers added to existing teams that sign up in Ensenada or after the July 25 deadline will pay $120 per team member.
Also important: Jackpots can be paid by personal check by mail, or cash onsite. No credit cards are accepted for optional jackpot pay-ins. There is no late fee for optionals.
See more about the event below.
THE HOTEL CORAL AND MARINA is
the official host of the event. The hotel has undergone an updating in
rooms and common areas, and course the marina is first class. Look for
special rates and discounts on slip rental, and breakfast coupons. The
hotel is a great spot to rent a slip, too, stay on your boat and have
use of the hotel and marina facilities. Reminder: Book now to get one of
the blocked out 35 rooms.
SIGN UP NOW: 2012 WON Ensenada Tournament
To download the entry form CLICK HERE
ENSENADA — It’s time for offshore action and there’s no better destination to attack the yellowtail and tuna than during the upcoming WON/YAMAHA Hotel Coral and Marina Saltwater Championship.
tourney is slated for July 27-28, over a prime summer weekend and is
one week later than last year when it was reintroduced to the West Coast
tournament calendar after a three-year hiatus.
Director Pat McDonell, “We were thrilled, the 150 anglers and 41 teams
who came felt it was a great event, and the hotel simply hit a home run
in hosting the tournament in an effort to get it back on the map. The
hotel and marina as a venue was first class, and best of all, it’s now
scheduled in the heart of tuna and yellowtail season. And it’s great
weather for hotel pool if you plan to bring the family. ”
year, the event will focus on tuna and yellowtail in two divisions.
Cost to enter either by credit card, bank check or cash will be the
early bird fee of $100 per angler (the fee is $120 after July 25 which
must be paid on-site in cash). There are paydowns to fifth place in both divisions, including the $1,000 big fish
award for biggest tuna or yellowtail.
AND PLAY IN ENSENADA! Paydowns to fifth place in two divisions, six
optional jackpots, two drawings for tackle, Mustad/WON goodie bags,
proximity to tuna and yellowtail, Costa/Avet casting contest, a great
destination venue, a $1,000 Yamaha Big Fish prize
are encouraged to book the Coral Hotel soon as 35 rooms are blocked
out. There are no other rooms available on a busy summer weekend, with
two other events slated. The hotel is offering special rates that
include launching and a discounted price for slip rental, plus breakfast
calling the hotel, mention you are with the tournament. For hotel
reservations, call the Hotel Coral 1 (800) 862-9020. The marina and
harbormaster Fito Espinosa can be reached from the U.S. at 1 (866)
302-0066; from Mexico, call 01-800-026-3100. The hotel website is www.hotelcoral.com.
Changes from last year include:
Elimination of the bass division due to lack of teams last year. “I
couldn’t keep giving a third of the money collected from 5 percent of
the teams. The money will go to the yellowtail and tuna divisions in
The event will be held on the newly refurbished covered patio above the
fuel dock next to the launch ramp and the marina office. The venue can
include the captains meeting, the weigh-in, awards, local band, bar, and
vendors tents. “It’s a perfect all-in-one venue for us,” said McDonell.
“The tent was fine, but there was limited space and layout on the
grass. There will be more room, is far more convenient, and the crowd at
the weigh-in can have a place to sit up above, order drinks and relax
in the shade.”
The optionals, three for yellowtail and three for tuna for a total of
six will be decided not by the single biggest fish, but by the
three-fish total of a team. Teams can enter both divisions. That was at
several team’s request after last year.
— Casting contest: With the new check-in and awards venue, WON will host a Costa/Avet Casting contest during check-in, the winner receiving a rod, Avet reel and pair of Costas.
The entry fee: $100 for early birds, $120 onsite after July 25, cash
only. “We had to institute a dual fee schedule after most teams signed
up on site. Those who sign up early get the best price and are also
guaranteed hats and shirts,"
said director Pat McDonell.
There will be no overall champion now that there are just two
divisions. The $1,000 Yamaha bonus will be for single biggest fish (tuna
Trailer down or run by water
Teams from the U.S. by trailerboat via land will need passports and
fishing licenses. You also need tourist permits, free at the border,
from the office on the far right as you cross. Be sure to cross the
border in the far right lane and park in the lot. If you choose to not
stop for the free tourist permit, you can get them in Ensenada at the
immigration office in Ensenada, but there is a $23 fee. That is for land
travel and you must have it with you on your boat to confirm you came
by land and not vessel. The new FMM sea travel permit for those who come
by boat must be obtained if you plan to fish on the way down. Go to www.mxtourassist.com
or buy at Dana (Mission Bay) or Fisherman’s landings (SD Bay) or at
MXTourist Assistance office at Kona Kai, K-Dock, in SD Bay. If
you plan on coming directly to the Hotel by water, you can obtain your
permits in town. If you plan on fishing on the way down, have your FMM
sea permit for each angler before you leave.
PLAN NOW: HERE’S THE SCHEDULE!
Date: Friday and Saturday, July 27-28
Check-in Friday, July 27, noon to 5:30 p.m., Seaguar Captains’ Meeting 5
to 7 p.m., teams released at end of captains meeting, weigh-in Saturday
from 3-6, p.m., Yamaha Awards Party and casual carne asada taco buffet,
prizes, drawings at 7 p.m. or as soon as results are tabulated.
Two divisions (yellowtail, tuna). Top weight of three fish. Paydowns to
third in each division. Optionals are $100, $200 and $300, cash only.
Six optionals total. 80 percent payback.
$100-120 a person, two-man teams and larger. Fee includes hat, shirt,
carne buffet at awards and payback monies. All boat passengers must be a
team member. No exceptions. Early bird deadline is noon, July 25.
Contacts: Pat McDonell, Director (949) 366-0030, ext 33 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIGN UP NOW: 2012 WON Ensenada Tournament or to download the entry form CLICK HERE. Optional
pay-ins are cash only, at check-in. There are 35 rooms at the Coral
reserved for the event. If you don’t say you are with the tournament,
you will be told the hotel is booked, so mention it. For hotel
reservations, call the Hotel Coral 1 (800) 862-9020, the marina at 1
(866) 302-0066; from Mexico, call 01-800-026-3100. Website is www.hotelcoral.com.
THE EVENT STARTS with
check-in where teams can add team members, sign up as a team, add cash
jackpots and receive goodie bags with Mustad hooks and an event hat and
shirt. Teams who sign up by July 25 are guaranteed shirts and hats,
after that based on availability of the 200 shirts and hats.
THE HECTIC WEIGH-IN
will be held on the Coral Marina’s fuel dock below, like last year,
with teams weighing in up to three fish in two divisions, tuna and
yellowtail, with payouts of first through fifth place. Plus there’s
the six optionals, $100, $200 and $300 for yellowtail and tuna, single
biggest fish wins each pot.