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Old 17-02-2009, 09:14 PM   #1
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What is a Poker Run ?

Being new to boating what happens on a Poker Run,I've looked on here at the photo's but still not sure of the format.Is it a bit like a point to point but in boats?.Cheers Nic
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Old 17-02-2009, 09:59 PM   #2
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A poker run is basically a good excuse to tear about with other boaters.

A course is set, usually around the solent area, which has 5 stop/check points.

There is a mass start, similar to that of a powerboat race, and the boats travel to the first checkpoint (usually a boat, anchored in a bay somewhere)

Once everyone has arrived, the boats all pass the check boat in turn, who is holding out a fishing net full of sealed envelopes. You pick an envelope at random (leaving it sealed).

Throughout the day you collect a total of 5 envelopes. At each checkpoint, once the collecting of cards, chatting etc has finished, there is a start procedure like the first.

A lunch stop somewhere sometimes makes up one of the stops.

Once back at base for the evening, there is a party, food, music etc, and then the card game itself.

Each team is invited to the stage to bring it's 5 sealed envelopes (that were picked completely at random) and to have the compare, (usualy the beautifully acidic Mark Pascoe) rip the piss out of you. There, the envelopes are opened and the as yet unknown cards from within are put up on the game board as 'a hand'.
The team with the highest poker hand of cards wins the pot.

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Old 17-02-2009, 11:33 PM   #3
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You know, i'd been wanting to ask that question for a few months but was too embarrassed! So thankyou to you both!!

For some reason i figured it was something to do with drug smuggling, just without the drugs. does that even make sense?
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Old 18-02-2009, 12:43 PM   #4
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A poker run is basically a good excuse to tear about with other boaters.

A course is set, usually around the solent area, which has 5 stop/check points.

There is a mass start, similar to that of a powerboat race, and the boats travel to the first checkpoint (usually a boat, anchored in a bay somewhere)

Once everyone has arrived, the boats all pass the check boat in turn, who is holding out a fishing net full of sealed envelopes. You pick an envelope at random (leaving it sealed).

Throughout the day you collect a total of 5 envelopes. At each checkpoint, once the collecting of cards, chatting etc has finished, there is a start procedure like the first.

A lunch stop somewhere sometimes makes up one of the stops.

Once back at base for the evening, there is a party, food, music etc, and then the card game itself.

Each team is invited to the stage to bring it's 5 sealed envelopes (that were picked completely at random) and to have the compare, (usualy the beautifully acidic Mark Pascoe) rip the piss out of you. There, the envelopes are opened and the as yet unknown cards from within are put up on the game board as 'a hand'.
The team with the highest poker hand of cards wins the pot.

Some vids:

http://media.boatmad.com/gallery/v/m...un-06.wmv.html

http://media.boatmad.com/gallery/v/m...g/777.wmv.html
Sounds good fun, .I thought it would be an excuse for a blast arround but did not know about the Card/Poker bit-Cheers.What kind of distance is usually covered? and entry fee?do you need to plot a course to each destination?or just follow a lead boat?
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Sounds good fun, .I thought it would be an excuse for a blast arround but did not know about the Card/Poker bit-Cheers.What kind of distance is usually covered? and entry fee?do you need to plot a course to each destination?or just follow a lead boat?
They have been around 70 miles, although Taz only does 35.
The fee is but about 50 quid.
No need to plot a course as you can easily follow the lead boat - is not a race...
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The fee is but about 50 quid.
Entry is a little more than that these days I'm affraid darren.

I think it's probable that entry this year will be around £100 for boat & driver, and about £30 per extra crew member.

Given the financial climate and general uncertainty, for one to happen at all, there will need to be some strong comitment in advance from people wanting to take part, and a £50 deposit (non returnable after a certain date). If the numbers don't add up by say end of May, it'll be pulled and deposits returned. If the numbers do add by that date, deposits become non refundable, as bookings will start be made at marinas, food suppliers etc.

There wasn't a PR last year because of RB08, Cowes etc, but it is the intention of Gareth & Gill to run one at the end of june 09 if Possible. (June 27th possibly)

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Entry is a little more than that these days I'm affraid darren.
So it is, but then again I usually send in the £50 deposit and on the morning during registration I am too busy trying to beat you to the doughnuts to notice how much money I am giving to Gill.
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I am too busy trying to beat you to the doughnuts
Now Daren, you and I both know that is a hopelessly optomistic challenge to set yourself!

KNOW YOUR LIMITS!!

Hopefully see you in June.

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I'm in! and i think i can get a couple of other boats. Hopefully i will have my new toy finished by then if not i will be in a P18.

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Old 25-02-2009, 04:43 PM   #17
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if its the 27th june im working as usual when the poker run is on
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Old 25-02-2009, 05:32 PM   #18
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well you need to be swapping your dates then mate
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Old 25-02-2009, 05:42 PM   #19
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done that in the past and it gets me in to trouble seriously though i might have to this year. your phantom looked lovely the other day,i never knew how many bits of a boat could fit on your bow
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hmm, I know........... i shall have to complain to the storage yard!

we dont say such things as "your phantom looked lovely chaos", i'm still grieving at the thought of it having to go!
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