March 15 2008
Exciting last minute win at the 29th Annual Bacardi Rum Billfish Tournament
“Certifiable”, a 63′ Bertram, owned by Sydney Sussman of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, roared back on the last day of fishing to score a narrow victory over an elite field of 38 participating boats. “Certifiable” is captained by Australian heavy tackle Captain Tim Richardson (who runs the TRADITION for the Cairns season) and crewed by Mark McDevitt and Brian Woll, both of Florida.
Entering the last day of fishing in third place, Certifiable released two sails and one white to win this popular event by a margin of fifty points. Sydney Sussman is one of the most colorful and well-liked personalities in the tournament circuit. At the awards, their victory was cheered by all of his peers.
Second place in the tournament was awarded to the smallest boat in the fleet, Mirage, a 31 foot Contender, owned by Charles Chamon of Sea Bright, New Jersey. Mirage released a total of two sails and one white to earn 125 points.
Luis Bacardi’s seasoned Rum Bum was the third place winner, and released the only blue marlin in the event.