Boats depart the Elco Boat Basin, 50 Marina Dr., at 7:30 a.m. each day until and return to the dock about 4 p.m., according to tournament organizer Kensaku Takahashi, a boat operator.
The fishing ground stretches from Half Moon Bay, Croton-on-Hudson, to Lower New York and Raritan bays.
The entry fee is $40, and charter boats with bait and tackle are available for booking at the tournament registration site: http://peacekingcup.com.
The tournament sponsor is the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU), founded by the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon, a fishing enthusiast his entire life.
Participants may fish as many days as they like during the competition, either by using the charter boats available through FFWPU or by using the boats operated by authorized captains. The daily boat rental fee is $80 per person.
“The 2014 Peace King Cup Fishing Tournament is one of the myriad ocean-based programs that Father Moon initiated to give people the opportunity to interact with the marine environment,” said Clint Woods, an FFWPU minister. “In so doing, they experience the wonder, power, and harmony of the ocean. Through the Peace King Cup, the very youngest to the very oldest can bond and share in fishing, fun, and fellowship.” --Joseph Passantino