Racing & Poker Run News

March brings in the start of the spring as well as the start of boating season for many vintage boat racers who bring out pieces of history to show just what the classic boats are capable of well bringing history back to life. Tavares, Florida will be seeing outboard tunnels, hydroplanes, skiffs and much more even including two of our BoatStars Vintage Teams twin outboard Switzer wings come into town March 15th-17th down in Wooton park the sea capital of the world to take over the waters. This is the second annual event following the November one this past fall hosted by Florida Vintage Raceboat Club after taking over what was once an annual event by CRA but now succeeded by the new organization. The vintage events are also special because not only do you get a chance to see boats that played a big part in our sports history but also some of the big names that made the history what it is. Walk through the pits through out the weekend when pits are open to get an up close view of the restorations and who know you might run into. Stop by as well and say Hello to…
(Photo courtesy of Poker Runs America) When it comes to Poker Runs no other organization has been doing Can-Am events as big and as long as Poker Runs America who have played host to thousands of boaters over the past decades while raising a ton of money for charitable causes. Their events have be known to see hundreds of boats gather together in memorable locations such as their 1000 Island Poker Run which is a must attend event for many performance boaters. Heres a quick look at their 2019 schedule click to event to get all the details and registration information for each run. 1000 ISLANDS – ALEXANDRIA BAY, JUNE 28-29 SAULT STE. MARIE POKER RUN, JULY 26-28 ROCK THE BAY, NORTH EAST, MD AUG. 2-3, 2019 1000 ISLANDS – KINGSTON POKER RUN, AUG. 16-17, 2019 GANANOQUE, ON SEPTEMBER 5-7, 2019
UIM the governing body behind powerboat racing globally has been holding Photo contest for photographers in our sport to showcase their finniest work from over the year. This year was a special one as 2018 UIM Photographic competition which had entries from seventeen different countries such as New Zealand, South Africa, USA and Europe. We know first-hand was as with the advances in technology the pictures are only getting more spectacular. This would not be easy task from those judging as there was a a reported total of 330 entries submitted by twenty-seven photographers. One of the winners include Simon Palfrader who is well recognized for his work with F1 H2O, XCat and Classone racing overseas and has been featured several times on BoatStars. See the full list of winning entries here.
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