The Rotary Club of East Nassau was in the news recently, thanking all the sponsors and participants in the latest RCEN & Harbourside Marine Tuna Classic fishing tournament.


This annual event was again a great success raising in excess of $30,000 all of which will go directly to helping the community through RCEN's projects in the coming year.

This years prize giving held at the Green Parrot on East Bay Street also included an auction for an original painting donated by local artist Thierry Lamare.

A huge thanks goes to Harbourside Marine for their continued support of this event and all our sponsors and participants.This year marked the ninth successful Tuna Tournament jointly sponsored by Harbourside Marine and the Rotary Club of East Nassau. 


Fourteen boats and 80 anglers competed in this annual charity fundraiser held on the June 12-13 weekend. The tournament is an International Game Fish Association qualifying event. Last year's winner - Richard King and crew - placed second overall in the IGFA World Chapionships.


The winner of this year's event was past tournament organizer, current sponsor and owner of SunTee EmbroidMe, Scott Farrington. Pictured receiving their floating trophy (from left) are: Anglers, Todd  Kemp, Alberto Suighi, Nick Rademaker, Harbourside Marine, handing over the trophy, captain of Sweet P Scott Farrington and  Mark Farrington. Suighi caught the winning 71.5lb tuna.


Harbourside Marine donated a four-stroke Yahama Personal Watercraft for the winning boat as well as Shimano fishing gear and three Yamaha Jog Scooters.  The floating trophy remains on display at SG Private Banking, a long-time supporter of the event. Other prizes went to best Junior Angler Sasha Klonaris and best female angler Trish Gibbons for her 68.8lb tuna.