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Poker Run Event Rules

  • This is NOT a race it is a game of chance

  • Attendance at the Driver's Meeting is mandatory

  • Boats must maintain a distance of at least 100 feet while under way

  • Boats must maintain a distance of at least one quarter mile off shore for the duration of the poker run (excluding entering and exiting card stops)

  • Maintain safe distances and stay clear of all other boats not participating in the event while underway

  • Watch carefully for kayaks at all times and remember they are difficult to see especially with waves

  • Be courteous and yield right of way to other watercraft at all times

  • Proof of insurance must be provided for all boats

  • The release form must be signed for all participants in the event

  • For the organized starts from Ashland and after lunch, all participants are to remain behind the pace boat until after the green flag is raised

  • All participants must display their assigned boat number on their boat so they are clearly visible

  • No alcohol consumption is permitted on Saturday until after the boating event is over

  • Participants are required to abide by all local, state, and federal laws

  • Boats may only be rafted 4 wide at the lunch stop in Bayfield and may only be moored in designated areas

  • Boats must maintain minimum idle speed within 1/2 mile of the Bayfield Harbor and Ashland Marina

  • Boats must enter and leave the Bayfield Harbor in an orderly fashion without interfering with the operation of other watercraft or the Madeline Island Ferry line

  • Boats must wait outside the Bayfield Harbor (clear of the harbor entrance) for space availability and direction from event officials before entering the harbor for lunch

  • No revving engines in harbors and marinas

  • Operate at minimum noise levels around harbors and marinas

  • It is recommended that life jackets and tethers be worn for the duration of the poker run

  • Failure to abide by the Poker Run Rules will result in being disqualified from further participation in the event


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