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      Published on 06-20-2016 08:49 AM

      By Craig Ritchie

      Poker run participants and performance boating fans planning on attending the 1000 Islands Poker Run in Kingston, Ontario, this August are finding hotel rooms to be in extremely short supply due to a schedule conflict with Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip.

      The band, which announced a farewell concert tour this summer on the heels of vocalist Gord Downie being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, will play its final live show at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston on Saturday August 20 – squarely overlapping with ...
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      Published on 05-19-2016 10:51 AM

      By Craig Ritchie

      Registration has now opened for the all-new Can-Am Poker Run, to be held on the August 5 to 7 weekend in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

      Headquartered at the Delta Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Hotel, the all-new event kicks off with a boat show on the Friday, with live entertainment that evening. The poker run kicks off at 10:30 am on Saturday morning, following a scenic route around St. Joseph’s Island with stops in Richard’s Landing, Hilton Beach, Thessalon and Drummond before returning to Sault Ste. Marie. “After ...
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      Published on 05-09-2016 09:08 AM

      By Craig Ritchie

      FOX Sports Sun has extended its broadcasting agreement with P1 SuperStock and P1 AquaX, bringing high performance powerboat and PWC racing action to national TV screens for an additional two years.

      Under the new deal, Fox Sports Sun will broadcast the entire 24-race P1 AquaX Pro Tour and the 20-race P1 SuperStock USA series from May through to November. Other FOX Sports regional networks will also be permitted to broadcast the P1 AquaX programs, providing a near national coverage and a 60 million household reach.

      “We are ...
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      Published on 04-19-2016 11:18 AM

      By Craig Ritchie

      Key West, Florida-based Super Boat International (SBI) has announced that EDOX Watches has been named official timing partner of Super Boat International.

      “We are proud to name EDOX as the official timing partner for 2016. They have chosen to get involved with SBI and offshore racing in the US, which aligns with their Sporting Collection – Chronoffshore 1 Series,” said SBI founder and president, John Carbonell. “Their commitment to SBI is season long and will reach a peak during the awards ceremony at the 36th Annual Key ...
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      Published on 03-28-2016 08:39 AM

      By Craig Ritchie

      The New Jersey Performance Powerboat Club has released its 2016 poker run schedule, featuring 12 major events between April and September.

      Four of the scheduled events are new for this year. They include the Point Pleasant Beach Offshore Grand Prix, from May 20 to 22; the Rock the River Rally on August 6; the Fun Run to Hoffman’s Marina and Waypoint on August 27; and the Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix, which wraps up the season on September 18.

      The 2016 season will once again be highlighted by the annual Festival of Speed Weekend in honor of America’s military, to be held from June 17 to 19. Three days of festivities include a rally to the Golden Nugget Hotel, the popular dock party, race boats on display at the race village at the Golden ...
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      Published on 03-24-2016 10:31 AM

      By Craig Ritchie

      Team Gone Again owner Kenny Mungle and teammate Lee Lockwood have officially announced the purchase of the recently retired, 2010 Stihl 388 Skater from Robert “J.R.” Noble. They hope to race the boat this season.

      Mungle and Lockwood currently run a retired, 1991 Skater race boat with twin 1,600 horsepower Sterling engines in shootout competitions. Team Gone Again is known as the world's fastest 32-foot Skater, having clocked an official top speed of 188 mph. “We are extremely excited about the 388,” said Mungle in a press release. “The type of events we will be able to ...
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      Published on 03-04-2016 07:00 AM

      By Craig Ritchie

      Performance boat enthusiasts will get a first-hand look at Hallett’s all-new, outboard-powered 290-S mid-cabin bowrider next month when it appears at the 18th annual Desert Storm Poker Run and Street Party in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

      The new model – the first outboard-powered performance boat from the Irwindale, California-based company in decades – was unveiled in late February at the Los Angeles Boat Show. Its upcoming appearance at Desert Storm will mark the first time the public will have an opportunity to see the new ...
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      Published on 03-02-2016 09:29 AM

      By Craig Ritchie

      The Chicago-based National Marine Manufacturer’s Association (NMMA) announced Wednesday that it has “reached an agreement to transfer ownership” of its Los Angeles Boat Show and San Diego International Boat Show to Duncan McIntosh Company, Inc., effective immediately.

      Described as a strategic change to its boat show roster, the move means that NMMA will close its western office later this spring. In a letter to exhibitors, NMMA president Thom Dammrich wrote “We are sad to say goodbye to Dave Geoffroy and his talented team of professionals ...

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