2nd Annual Virgin Islands Billfish Tournament for Haiti

1st Annual Virgin Islands Billfish Tournament for Haiti

5th Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti

Caribbean Rose would like to congratulate the winners of the 5th Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti.


  1. First place goes to Gulf Rascal with three (3) blue marlins.
  2. Second place goes to Reel Tight with three (3) blue marlins.
  3. Third place goes to Therapy with two (2) blue marlins.


A special Thank You goes out to Bellows International, Neltjeberg Bay Enterprises, David Paul Paradise Catering & Events, and all support staff that made this tournament a success. All the winners above decided to give their respective winning back to Caribbean Rose Inc. so it can continue to support the Pere Basile Moreau School in Haiti.


Caribbean Rose will also like to take this time to thank all of our raffle donors for the 5th Annual Billfish Tournament for Haiti. To learn more about the Pere Basile Moreau School in Haiti kindly visit our school page here.

After a one-day delay due to weather conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Bertha, this year's Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti was a one-day shoot-out.  We had ten boats competing for the prize.  Seven (7) boats caught and released Marlins. 


  1. First Place went to Fa La Me, releasing the first fish of the day at 8:55 AM. 
  2. Second Place went to Goin Galt
  3. Third Place to Indigo


The other participating boats were:  Marlin Prince, Therapy, Gulf Rascal, Viva La Vida, Freebie, Reel Tight, and Cascadura.  Click here to view a slide show of the tournament.


Proceeds from the 2014 Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti assisted Pere Basile Moreau Secondary School with the purchase of technology and computer infrastructure and an exciting digital curriculum pilot. These will allow students to work at their own pace and aid teachers to have better data on student performance. Holy Cross Missions plans to study this pilot and see if it might be a replicable program in other Holy Cross schools in Haiti.


A Special Thank You to our sponsors for this year's tournament: Neltjeberg Bay Enterprises, Premiere Liquors, Cruzan Rum, Miller Lite, Presidente Beer, bookkeepingpal.com, Mercury Air Group, Jeff Wescott, Madcelerator. and M Barc Investment Group.


A Special Thanks to our raffle donors: Mahogany Run Golf, Sibs on the Mountain, Bistro 450, Phoenix Salon, Duffy's Love Shack, Kool Kidz, Home Depot, Pie Whole, Phoenix Vision Hair Salon, UVI Gym, Greg James, Shelly's Weeding Cakes and more, Island Eye Care, ABMT, Carigas, China King, and Honeymoon Grill. 

4th Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti


Caribbean Rose would like to congratulate the winners of the 6th Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti:

1.) First place goes to Gulf Rascal with three (3) blue marlins. The Gulf Rascal is owned by Rod Windley. To learn more about the Gulf Rascal kindly click here


2.) Second place goes to Betsy also with three (3) blue marlins.

3.) Third place goes to the Abigail and Sodium with one (1) blue marlin each.  

All the winners graciously donated their prize money back to Caribbean Rose to benefit the children of the Pere Basile Moreau School in Haiti.  


A special Thank You goes to Neltjeberg Bay Enterprises LLCMoss ConstructionPure Balance YogaNeptune’s Fishing Supplies, Pump a Bike, Fish Tails Bar and Grill, Petite Pump Room, Sibs on the Mountain, Mahogany Run Golf Course, Greg James, and Captain Eddie Morrison.


A raffle was held during the awards ceremony for the tournament. Pure Balance Yoga, Neptune’s Fishing Supplies, Pump a Bike, Fish Tails Bar and Grill, Petite Pump Room, Sibs on the Mountain, Mahogany Run Golf Course, Phoenix Visions Hair Design, Cyndie Kennedy, Duffy's Love Shack, Rum Island Pub,  and Greg James made donations to the raffle. All proceeds from the raffle go to benefit the Pere Basile Moreau School in Haiti

            The 7th Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti will be held on July 31 - August 1, 2017, at American Yacht Harbor to benefit the Pere Basile Moreau School in Haiti. The captains' meeting for the tournament is July 30, 2017. Due to the generosity of anglers and donors, the school has been rebuilt in conjunction with the University of Notre Dame Architecture Department to insure quality design.    

            We are now focusing on providing the best possible education to all students who will become the future hope of Haiti.  Last year we helped fund the English language program. We also made additional improvements to the cafeteria and meeting rooms. Our priorities this year include improving and expanding the literacy programs, and the construction of a new section of classrooms at the school.  Due to the new and repaired facilities, continued academic performance of the school, and recent investments in technology, health services, and other areas, there continues to be a great demand for admission to the school.  The leadership hopes to grow enrollment to further serve the local needy communities, where education is a beacon to a better future, for the children and all of Haiti.  

            Caribbean Rose is currently looking for donors and sponsors for the tournament. Any donation of $ 5,000 or more will be listed on all tournament information as a tournament sponsor.

ST. THOMAS:


After two days of competition, the 2nd Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti came to a close.  The tournament ended with Marlin Prince, Captained by Eddie Morrison, winning 1st place with 1500 points.  Tournament Runner-Up was Stalker with 1000 points. 3rd place was a tie between Therapy and Gulf Rascal. Therapy would win the tiebreaker on time.


After the tournament, a party was enjoyed on the Marlin Deck on the American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook.  An open bar, prime rib dinner, and live music were enjoyed throughout the night.  Entertainment such as a successful award ceremony, raffle, and live auction capped the evening.  Laughs and smiles filled the air as a great time was had for an even better cause.


From all of us at Caribbean Rose, THANK YOU for your generosity and support! See you next year!



To make a tax deductible donation visit our donate page. All checks should be made out to Caribbean Rose, Inc. Credit cards are accepted.  Donations may be made on our website through Paypal. 


Caribbean Rose, Inc.
C/O Marlin Prince
6100 Red Hook Quarters, #2
St. Thomas, VI  00802

3rd Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti

6th Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti

7th Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament for Haiti

ST. THOMAS:


The 1st Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament was held on September 13, 2011, at the American Yacht Harbor to benefit the rebuilding of the Ensemble Scolaire Pere Basile Moreau Secondary School in Haiti. Before the tragic earthquake, it was the best and largest secondary school in Haiti, educating over 1200 students. The school has been operating in tents, awaiting construction. Plans are being made in coordination with the University of Notre Dame Architecture Department to ensure quality design. The new buildings will be built to withstand natural disasters. The project is being overseen on site by a Notre Dame alumnus from Haiti with construction/engineering experience. The new secondary school, with your help, will be able to safely and effectively educate even more students. First place went to Marlin Prince. Second place went to Therapy. Third place went to Gulf Rascal.

 

ST. THOMAS, USVI., August 16, 2013:


Free Spool, led by Captain Kevin Haddox and owner-angler Curt Richardson,  took first place in the 3rd Annual Virgin Island Billfish Tournament at American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook. The Betsy and Black Gold took second and third place (respectively). All three boats caught five (5) blue marlins, with the Free Spool taking top honors based upon having the earliest catch and release time on the last fish.


The award dinner to honor the winners was held on the Marlin Deck at AYH. Over 100 sponsors, anglers, captains, mates, spectators, and guests enjoyed the festivities emceed by Dano Gerritsen. Music was provided by Jason Jones and another local talent.


All winning boats generously donated their prize money back toward helping to re-build the Pere Basil Moreau School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.


Caribbean Rose appreciates the time, money, and effort contributed by all volunteers, donors, and participants which made this year’s tournament bigger and successful.