THE ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS EXPIRED.
Please contact events@performanceboatclub
- Add the event to the cart.
- If you have not yet renewed your membership for this season, you will be able to do so during checkout.
- If you would like to renew your membership, but not register for the event, please use the following link to Renew or Join via the (one time) Annual Membership for 2022.
Accommodation: If required, please use the following link if accommodation is needed. Rooms are first come, first serve.
Link: Southview Cottages – Kawartha Housekeeping Cottages, Family vacations | Southview Cottages
Alt: Silver Leaf Cottages – Silver Leaf Cottages – Home (silverleaflodge.com)
Note: If reserving a cottage at Southview Cottages, trucks & trailers can be parked on the green space, on the left side just before entering area with first row of cottages.
Launching – via Link: Hastings Village Marina (trenthills.ca)
Note: Trailer parking will be available at the marina. Free mooring on the north seawall ahead of the locks. (Downtown Hastings.)
Note: If you prefer overnight mooring at Hastings village marina, please be sure to book your slip with the Hastings Village Marina via (705) 696-3226. Cost = $1.85 per ft
- Drivers Kits will be presented to all Captains at the Drivers Meeting.
- IMPORTANT: In order to confirm your registration/attendance, your Proof of Insurance(unless already submitted for the season) is to be received in advance of each event, and your the waiver must be signed in person the day of the event.
- Registered attendees for this event will be the only boats to run in the event. “Tag along Boats” identified as not registered may be detained, as they are a liability to the event or others members.
Friday Sept 16th
- 4:00 pm – Boats begin to arrive at Hastings. launch ramp and trailer parking at Hastings Village Marina. Trailer parking available at the marina. Free mooring on the north seawall ahead of the locks.
- Note: If you prefer overnight mooring at Hastings village marina, please be sure to book your slip with the Hastings Village Marina via (705) 696-3226. Cost = $1.85 per ft
- 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Member reception and BBQ potluck at Southview cottages bring your favorite dish, salads, deserts, something for the grill.
Saturday Sept 17th
- 8:00 – 10:00 am driver check in, Boaters pancake breakfast in Hastings (included in event fee), launching of boats.
- 10:30 am Drivers Meeting and Safety Brief at the north seawall in Hastings.
- 11:00 am Depart Hastings for Checkpoint #1 Elmhurst lodge. Idle out beyond railroad bridge and stage for start under pace boat to Elmhurst Lodge.
- 11:30 am Depart Elmhurst Lodge for Checkpoint #2 Bewdley.
- 11:45 am Arrive at Bewdley town docks – open time for lunch stop – available restaurants: Rhinos Road House, Lakeview Bar and Grill or Bewdley Pizza (not included in event fee).
- 1:30 pm Depart Bewdley for Checkpoint #3 Gores landing and stage for passage up river to Willow bend.
- 1:45 pm Depart Gores landing – staging single file behind pace boat for entrance into the Otonabee river for passage to Checkpoint #4 Willow Bend Marina.
- 2:30 pm Depart Willow Bend Marina for passage back down the Otonabee river returning to Checkpoint #5 Hastings.
- 3:15 pm Arrive at Checkpoint #5 Hastings – Meet n Greet the public/spectators, load boats.
- 7:00 pm Auction and awards dinner at Southview cottages.
Distance of Run: approximately 84 miles.
The fine print:
> Rules and Regulations
Instructions for staging and starting each leg of the run; this will be the method of starting at all locations:
- The official pace boat will fly a green flag.
- Boats waiting to start must follow the pace boat.
- The pace boat will move to the front of the start line and, upon approval, will start to run on plane with the green flag up.
- When it is approved with safety, the green ag will be lowered. You may then proceed on course.
- No boats may pass the pace boat until the green flag has been lowered.
- Look before you change your course and speed.
- Approach to checkpoints slow down; arms up to signal to other boats to slow down upon approach.
- All participating boats must be equipped with standard safety equipment and kits and must have Canadian Coast Guard Approved life jackets on board and be compliant with Coast Guard regulations and Transport Canada noise statement laws.
- All Poker Run boats are subject to safety checks; Life jackets must be regulation and be worn while boat is running.
Your boat must be equipped with kill switches and these must be engaged while running.
- ZERO Tolerance re: Alcohol – NO consumption of alcohol by any participants on board during the time frame of the Poker Run.
Obey the rules of the waterway. We are sharing the lake with other vessels and public boaters. Please be respectful and keep safe boating in mind for all.
Use channels marked by the course map reference to avoid running close to public viewing areas at starts and stops. Caution areas are at all starts and stops.
Remember the media and public are watching our sportsmanship and safety presentation.
- Wear secure eye protection.
- Remove loose jewelry around the neck and head.
- Use hand signals provided/recommended to communicate to crew and other boats. Brief all the members of your crew on all aspects of these rules and regulations.
- VHF and/or cellular communications must be on during the event.
- Monitor channel 11 VHF for event information/changes