60 Powerboats converged on Tampa Bay for one of the Florida Powerboat Clubs Premier event crushing last years number of 44 boats. Weather on Friday and Sunday was spectacular with heavy rain slowing things down a little for the hard core powerboaters on Saturday. Headquartered from the beautiful Vinoy Renaissance Hotel the run was met with a little inclement weather but it didn’t damper the spirit of the run because they had such a great hotel venue to hang around.
Today FPC President Stu Jones called up to give us the run down on this great event. Stu said the run happened to coincide with the Festival of Speed this year which always brings added excitement to the run and the City of Saint Petersburg was very helpful with finding dock space for the fleet that overfilled the reserved docks at the Vinoy Hotel. Stu also wanted to express his special thanks to our great friend, fellow Poker Runner, Poker Run event organizer and all around great guy Mr John Woodruff for flying his beautiful Bell Jet Long Ranger Helicopter.
The Florida Powerboat Club is the worlds premier Powerboat Poker Run Club and is set to have a very busy year with some incredible events including a run to Cuba and a Porsche event in Germany. You can find out more by CLICKING HERE.
Our photo friend Pete Boden from Shoot 2 Thrill photo captured some great images including the header image, in spite of the poor photo opportunities. CLICK HERE to see them all!