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    Default Lake Tahoe Worthy Risk Challenge June 23-24

    Copied from Joules over on OSO

    I hadn't seen any mention of this event on the forum and as west coast events are few and far between thought it worthy of mention.... Details taken direct from the POPRA website.

    Unfortunately I dropped a valve 2 weeks ago, so no participating this year The weather is going to be perfect too.

    LAKE TAHOE WORTHY RISK CHALLENGE!!!

    OFFSHORE POWERBOAT RACING RETURNS TO LAKE TAHOE JUNE 23rd & 24th 2012


    Tahoe City, CA (Saturday, JUNE 23, 2012) ? Offshore Powerboat Racing is returning to Lake Tahoe on June 23rd and 24th as the Inaugural Lake Tahoe Worthy Risk Challenge and Fun Run which will feature two different types of courses.

    The Lake Tahoe event comprises of two (2) separate challenges ?Saturday June 23rd - The Worthy Risk Challenge will push every team to the edge in a sprint. The boats will run one at a time and be scored on total time, top speed and Best Combined to bring home the Trophy and checkered flags for all classes. At the end of the day the winning team will carry the Worthy Risk perpetual trophy home for a year! Sunday, June 24th will feature the POPRA Tahoe Fun Run. The teams will be running a fifty (50) mile course around the lake.

    The action both days will include a helicopter with video, safety, and still photos from the air. Shots and video will be available to all. Pacific Offshore Recue Team, a highly trained group of divers and medics will provide the safety coverage. Pioneer Boat Storage and Advantage Marine will host the Dry Pits in Truckee, CA.

    The Offshore Powerboat Challenge will be hosted by the Pacific Offshore Power Boat Racing Association, the recognized leader in Offshore Powerboat racing on the west coast. Offshore race boats will compete from all over the U.S., ranging from 22 feet to over 50 feet and will hit speeds upwards of 150 MPH in some of the Pro classes.

    The action starts Saturday,June 23rd, with the teams competing in a three and a half (3 1⁄2) mile sprint to achieve speed and handling domination over the rest of the teams. The awards will be given out in the evening at the party.

    Sunday June 24th the Lake Tahoe Fun Run can test the skill and equipment of the most seasoned veteran as well as the novice racer over fifty (50) miles of the most beautiful shoreline anywhere in the world with the 50 mile test of endurance that can trace it?s roots to the very start of Tahoe Powerboat racing 100 years ago.Lake Tahoe provides a wealth of family fun with great hotels, wonderful restaurants, and world famous parks of the Sierras. The casinos will be here for all of you that care to make a wager or catch a show. Lake Tahoe is a tourist destination for racers and race fans alike.

    This event is meant to be a grass roots, or perhaps gas roots event, all are welcome. POPRA welcomes first-time racers to compete in the challenge. There will be a class for everyone, the fees are low and there are lots of prizes. For more information and an outline of rules log onto www.pacificoffshore.com

    The Pacific Offshore Powerboat Racing Association is one of the oldest offshore powerboat racing organization in the world. POPRA was incorporated in 1966 by the late Bob Nordskog, known around the world as the ?Grandfather of Offshore Powerboat Racing?. The production of a POPRA event has a significant impact on the economy of the cities they visit in terms of tourist dollars in hotel, restaurant and retail sales from the racers and fans. POPRA draws participants from all over the U.S. and has produced races throughout the West Coast. Race sites include cities such as Lake Havasu, Long Beach, San Diego, Dana Point, Oceanside, Benecia, Pittsburg (Calif.), Ventura, San Francisco and Las Vegas (Lake Mead).

    Brad Johnson, POPRA President (530) 550-1638 or [email protected]

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    Get ready to bend over and take it dry if you plan on launching in Tahoe anytime soon. The TPRA eco-nazis will be glad to take you 100 plus dollars for a bullshit inspection. I am all for stopping the spread of any non native invasive parasite, however attempting to make a profit from it is the despicable act of a bunch of tree huggers who would rather you park in Truckee or Placerville and take a wagon train to the lake. F, em glad to see the Tahoe economy doing so well, naught. Reap what you sow.
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    Oh I know all about it but just the fact that there is an event going on like this I would go. I can't believe there has been no mention until Tuesday over on oso and that was only because a member stumbled upon it.

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    Default July 21st Poker Run still on for Tahoe ???

    I saw this Poker Run being advertised:
    Poker Runs West

    I did it the last time it was held. Nothing like ripping from North tahoe to South Tahoe @ 9AM doing 100mph !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbletop409 View Post
    Get ready to bend over and take it dry if you plan on launching in Tahoe anytime soon. The TPRA eco-nazis will be glad to take you 100 plus dollars for a bullshit inspection. I am all for stopping the spread of any non native invasive parasite, however attempting to make a profit from it is the despicable act of a bunch of tree huggers who would rather you park in Truckee or Placerville and take a wagon train to the lake. F, em glad to see the Tahoe economy doing so well, naught. Reap what you sow.
    x100 i spent friday and saturday up in southshore this weekend , the weather was epic , it was like a ghost town near stateline ! almost zero traffic and seemed all hotel/motels were empty , i didnt see one boat in tow as a matter of fact ! TRPA has their heads up their asses for sure !

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    WTF??? Came and went and didn't hear a peep! Secret squirrel?? Did anybody go??
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    I used to enjoy boating on Tahoe and now have a boat that would be very comfortable there but after checking into everything TRPA requires I have decided that other lake comunities want my vacation dollars more than Tahoe

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    I will say that I was up there last week and the water clarity seems like it has gotten better.

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    Lake Tahoe's reliance on TRPA regulations to spur business is apparently paying off. Hopefully they will soon see how detrimental their current business model is to the area's future. It's just too bad that the local businesses have to suffer in the meantime. Until the local government turns around, my vacation dollars will gladly be spent at less constricting and boater-friendly places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiMark Racing View Post
    WTF??? Came and went and didn't hear a peep! Secret squirrel?? Did anybody go??
    A friend of mine was boating up there that weekend and said he didn't see a single race/performance boat the entire weekend.

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