Team ALINA Aboard 58′ Paul Mann Takes Second in 2018 Aruba Caribbean Cup with Two Blues, Four Whites and a Sail
The team aboard the 58-foot ALINA demonstrated, once again, their impressive billfishing skills in the ninth annual Presidential Aruba Caribbean Cup, Oct. 18-21, 2018. In an epic, record-breaking Aruba tournament with 109 billfish caught and released throughout the weekend, ALINA prevailed over almost all the competition, capturing 2000 points and second place overall. Christian Mansur aboard ALINA also garnered second place angler in this, the first leg of the Presidential Challenge series. And the team aboard 57-foot Paul Mann NAIRA finished seventh with 1400 points.
ALINA’s seasoned team led by captain Eric Mansur really know what they are doing in this prestigious charity tournament that requires all-release, 30-lb. line and non-offset circle hooks. The Aruba Caribbean Cup donates all profits to billfish tagging and release programs.
The bite remains hot in Aruba with both ALINA and NAIRA having phenomenal double-digit releases on sailfish in the days immediately following the tournament. Great fishing!
A shout out to the ALINA team for again placing near the top in this important international tournament.