Aug 10, 2018 | 12:00 PM | Friday
The loss of our friend and biggest Buffalo Poker Run supporter has lead us to renaming this years event after him.
Start on : August 10, 2018 12:00 PM Friday
End on : August 12, 2018 5:00 PM Sunday
Ray was one of the reasons the Buffalo Poker Run grew to over 100 boats, it was his dedication and help with sponsorships that gave WNYOPA the ability to make the Buffalo Poker Run one of the premier events in the country.
The runs primary course will be about 100 Miles. We will have an approved backup course if needed due to wind. The beautiful part about this run is that we have the ability to run the rivers shielded waters if needed. This years charity is yet to be determided but a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a charity. We are hoping to raise a ton of money for charity this year. Local participation is essential along with support from regional performance boaters to keep this event growing.
We ask that you register early to help with the planning. This way we can concentrate on creating anenjoyable safe weekend. If you choose to get a slip you can book your slips directly with the marina. Templeton Landings Courtesy Dock will be free for all registered boats until it is full. We will also have the floating dock at Canelside reserved for overflow. Expect to have boats rafted 10 deep, so if you do not like someone rafted off you, please secure a slip. Individual slips at Erie Basin Marina (http://www.smithboys.com/erie-basin.htm) will be limited. Booking early will allow us to plan for parking and docking and to ensure our event runs smoothly and in a timely fashion.
This will be a US Coast Guard Approved Event and PFD’s are required when on plane. Boats that do not follow the Rules and Safety Regulations will be disqualified. NO EXCEPTIONS! All boats participating in this event are required to carry $300,000 or greater in watercraft liability coverage maintained in full force and effect during the term of the event. Boats without insurance will not be able to run. We will refuse ANY boat without INSURANCE PROOF and or PROPER PAPERWORK. This run is an insured event and NO unregistered Crew members will be accepted on boats.
Please have all paper work to us prior to run, we will not excepting same day registrations on Saturday. You can regis