A brand-new poker run, Rockin the Harbor, will debut June 29 in the Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland and Virginia, it was announced. Registration is now open for the run; you can sign up by clicking here.
The event is a joint effort between David Landsman, Jimmy Jernigan of the Chesapeake Bay Powerboat Association and Victor DiMarco, producer of the Thunder in the City Poker Run.
Organizers have secured slips at the Harbor East Marina, which is directly connected to the Four Seasons Hotel. Rooms are available now at a discounted rate of $339 per night.
“About 20 years ago, there was a poker run conducted out of the inner harbor, and it kind of fell off the map,” Landsman told Powerboat Nation. “So Jimmy Jernigan and I thought it would be a cool idea to try to revive it.”
Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor has come a long way in the last 20 years, Landsman says, and the idea to launch a poker run makes a lot of sense. “The city life down here now is all built up. There are lots of nice hotels and restaurants, and there are so many destinations on the Chesapeake. Yet there was nobody doing a poker run like this in the area. So we brought in Victor DiMarco, who runs the Thunder in the City Poker Run, and between the three of us, we want to make this into a spectacular poker run.”
Landsman said participants will come in Friday to check in and register their boats; Saturday will kick off with a breakfast, followed by a 10:30 a.m. departure. Landsman will drive his 44 Mystic (pictured) during the poker run.
Space is limited, so interested participants are encouraged to book early to guarantee a spot..
Card #1 – Docks at Harbor East
Card #2 -Annapolis Harbor
Card #3-The Jetty Dock Bar(lunch stop)
Card #4- Tolchester Marina
Card #5 – Tiki Lees
Saturday Night Dinner party – Roy’s of Baltimore
Sunday Raft Up Party (location TBD)