Vanuatu Marlin Classic
    May 26, 2013 - June 1, 2013
    Grand Hotel and Casino, Port Vila, Vanuatu
    ron Pattenson

Vanuatu Marlin Classic



The VMC:

The Vanuatu Marlin Classic is a tag and release marlin tournament. It is held over 7 days and a single entry can be for 1, 2 or 3 days. Each entry chooses their days of competition amongst the seven. The tournamnet fishing days for 2012 are the 25th of May to 2nd of June.  

Our Naming Sponsor:

The organizers are happy to announce that the Grand Hotel and Casino has become the naming sponsor of the Vanuatu Marlin Classic. This relationship has been years in the making and is an obvious fit for both the Grand Hotel and the Marlin Classic tournament. The Grand Hotel boasts high quality facilities including various well appointed and award winning dining venues, a world class casino, a host of luxury accommodations and access to a wide variety of activities; all supported by their professional and well trained staff. A special accommodation rate of only $175 AUD/night is available to our competitors and their family members.

Starting 2010, all major VMC events will be held at the Grand Hotel including the observer briefing, tournament briefing, calcutta and the awards dinner. The Grand Hotel is central to all the individual events that make up the Marlin Classic over a 10 day period. On fishing days, morning breakfasts and evening drinks & snack service will be provided by the Grand Hotel on a waterfront block adjacent to the Grand Hotel property. This block will serve as the VMC Base for 2012 and is only a few short steps from the Grand Hotel lobby.We believe this arrangement will provide an even better experience for our competitors and their family members that travel both to support them and to enjoy quality time in the heart of Vanuatu. From the morning shotgun start, in front of the Grand Hotel, and the day's activities to evening tag card presentations to nightlife and dining, the Grand Hotel is where you will want to be.


Vanuatu Marlin Classic

1st Place: local team In Deep

2nd Place: local team El Nino

3rd Place: Reel Capture from New Zealand