*** Updated 2.1.2023 | Observer Training Course Schedule ***

Thank You for your interest in becoming an IGFTO Observer. Click REGISTER to enroll and complete your application.

Marina Pez Vela | Quepos, C.R. 2.14.2023

Hampton Inn & Suites | Hollywood, FL 4.29.2023

The Shack | Virginia Beach, VA, 7.29.2023

Safe Harbor Ferry Point Marina | Old Saybrook, CT, 9.7.2023

Hampton Inn & Suites | Hollywood, FL 11.11.2023

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Below you will find information for the upcoming Observer Training Courses and Locations.

Paying promptly through the application process ensures you have a seat in the upcoming class you selected. Some venues {may} have reduced capacity seating due to CDC guidelines / adherence due to COVID-19 and may fill up quickly. In these situations where all seats are full, you will be asked to select another session.

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Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Marina Pez Vela Classroom | Quepos Costa Rica

Register here: REGISTER 

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Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023

Hollywood, FL | Hampton Inn & Suites, 2500 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33020 -  Phone: 954.922.0011.  This location is very close to the Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

Register here: REGISTER

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Date: Saturday, July 29, 2023

The Shack 712 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA  23451 |  757.319.5146. 

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Date: Thursday, September 7, 2023

Safe Harbor Ferry Point Marina | 29 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Questions? Contact Bob.Stimolo@igfto.org or cell/txt: 860.604.8822

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Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023

Hollywood, FL | Hampton Inn & Suites, 2500 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33020 -  Phone: 954.922.0011.  This location is very close to the Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

Register here: REGISTER

***** Due to [continuing] COVID-19 Restrictions and CDC Adherence, it is suggested that you make travel arrangements after your attendance has been positively confirmed by a member of the IGFTO Membership Committee or an IGFTO Board Member. *****

Paying promptly through the application process ensures you have a seat in the upcoming class you selected. Some venues {may} have reduced capacity seating due to CDC guidelines / adherence due to COVID-19 and may fill up quickly. In these situations where all seats are full, you will be asked to select another session.

Course Information: Total Approximate Value $500.00; your cost is only $295.00 (plus the PayPal convenience fee).  Sign up now and save!

The half-day session starts promptly at 9 a.m. and runs until approximately 1:30 p.m. and teaches Observer responsibilities and duties, Billfish identification, and IGFA angling rules.  In addition to program attendance you will receive:

Annual IGFTO Membership through the end of the calendar year;

Observer Dress and Work Shirts (one each);

Observer Log Book, Buff, and Lapel Pin;

Course Notebook; and

Web Access to Billfish identification, IGFA Rules Downloads.

Complete the course and observe among the best crews in the world at top-notch resorts in Florida, the Caribbean, and Central America.

Questions? Reach out to our staff via Email: member.services@igfto.org | or by Phone: 404-386-3388 or 860.604.8822.

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