"SAFETY is the concern, FUN is the reason"FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH RULES & REGULATIONS MAY RESULT IN; LOSS OF CARD ANDDISQUALIFICATION* Boat must be insured during the time frame of the event. A certificateof insurance is mandatory for event registration.* All participating boats must be equipped with standard safety equipment and kits and must have Canadian Coast Guard Approved life jackets on board. All Poker Run Boats are subject to safety checks for the necessary equipment and be compliant with Transport Canada noise emission standards.This means full time mufflers must be utilized. Life jackets must be inherently buoyant and be worn while boat is running.Your boat must be equipped with kill switches. These must be engaged during the event.* No consumption of alcohol by anybody on board during the time framerunning of the Poker Run. We started the motto "Water on the Water - Beer onthe Pier" and we stand by it. If you disobey, you can't play.* Obey the rules of the waterways. We share the lake, not own it. Usechannels marked by marker boats, FLYING PINK or YELLOW FLAGS, to avoidrunning close to public viewing areas at starts and stops. Caution areas areat ALL starts and stops. Expect heavy congestion on water in Narrowsentrance to Lake Simcoe, Lagoon City and in Kempenfelt Bay approaching andleaving the Barrie area. Remember the media and public are watching oursportsmanship and safety presentation.* All boats must obey and follow the Pace Boat during rolling starts.Passing the Pace Boat is allowed only when flag is lowered.* All boats must slow down before passing the flagged check point boats* All boats should pick a straight line course and stay in it. Spacingof 100ft. between boats MUST be maintained.* YOU CANNOT TRANSFER PASSENGERS TO OTHER BOATS WITHOUT PROPER APPROVALOR AN EMERGENCY IN PROGRESS.
Special NotesUse extra caution for the areas of Atherley Narrows, Lagoon City and Barriedue to volume of boat traffic.
This will be the method of starting at all locations.*AVOID CARD LOSS OR DISQUALIFICATION*All boats will depart in two waves 5 minutes apart with the under 55mphclass departing firstBOATS WAITING TO START MUST MARSHALL BEHIND THEIR RESPECTIVE PACE BOATSThe OFFICIAL PACE BOATS will fly GREEN flags. These PACE BOATS will move tothe front of the start line and, upon approval, will start to run on planewith the GREEN FLAG UP. When it is approved with safety, the GREEN FLAG willbe lowered. You may then proceed on course.NO BOATS MAY PASS THE PACE BOATS UNTIL THE GREEN FLAG HAS BEEN LOWERED.LOOK BEFORE YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE & SPEEDCheck Points:Approach to check points slow down. check Boats, which will be flying a BRIGHTNEON PINK or YELLOW COLORED FLAG. Boats MUST REDUCE SPEEDS BEFORE PASSINGthe check point.
O.P.P. (Running All Simcoe) "Star" O.p.p. (677) Orillia Fire Dept.(North/central Simcoe) (705) 238-0058 Event Channel Is 11 VHF DistressChannel Is 16 VHF O.P.P. Contact # 1 (888) 310-1122 or "Star" O.P.P. (677)Coast Guard Cell Call Is "Star" 16
The Poker run officially ends when boats return to port of origin.All cards will be drawn after the run at the awards and auction dinner.
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