Tom and Linda Bragaw's F-33 'Bahama Hunter' won the Conquistador Cup in March despite having to make up a 43 minute handicap to the rest of the fleet. The race is a two day event with the Sunday distance race a reverse start. Lowest handicap boat (the F-33) started last giving the first boat a 43 minute head start, but 'Bahama Hunter' still caught and passed them all.
The 64 boats that competed during the weekend were the most ever for the event, which is co-sponsored by the Punta Gorda Sailing Club and the Royal Order of the Ponce de Leon Conquistadors. There were 10 multihulls in the race including 8 F-boats.