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1000 Islands CanAm Poker Run

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									                 Power Boating Canada 1000 Islands Poker Run
                               August 7-8, 2009

HOMEPORT AND CHECK-IN
   This event is a pre-registered only event. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DOCK
    YOUR BOAT IN THE MARINA IF YOU ARE NOT PRE-REGISTERED AND
    ON THE DOCK MASTER’S LIST.

    Registration cut off date is Friday July 31st, 2009.
    Check- in tent located at Confederation Park, on Ontario Street, downtown Kingston,
     where your boat will be moored for the weekend. Pick up your kits and please put on
     your wristbands for the duration of the weekend.
    Thursday – August 6th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Friday – August 7th, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
    There will be no registration on Saturday morning

Host Hotels accepting Breakfast vouchers
The Radisson- rooming block “Poker Run 2009”            Sheridan Four Points
1 Johnson St.                                           285 King St. E.
Kingston, ON                                            Kingston, ON
K7L 5H7                                                 K7L 3B1
613-549-8100                                            613-544-4434
0.07 kms from host docks                                0.07 kms from host docks

Confederation Place Inn                                 Holiday Inn Waterfront
237 Ontario Street                                      1 Princess Street
Kingston, ON                                            Kingston, ON
K7L 2Z4                                                 K7L 1A1
613-549-6300                                            613-549-8400
0.07 kms from host docks                                0.07 kms from host docks

OPP command post
- Immediately west of the Lighthouse in Confederation Park, downtown Kingston

LAUNCH SITE
Portsmouth Harbour YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO LAUNCH YOUR BOAT IF YOU
ARE NOT PRE-REGISTERED AND ON THE DOCK MASTER’S LIST.
– Hi Test will be available
– Trucks and trailers can be stored at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour Park
- If you require a crane please call Kingston Marina (100 ton crane) 613-549-7747 or
  613-561-5804
DOCKING
Docking will be on a first come basis – assigned by Sid Devries, dock master for the City of
Kingston. A list of registered participants will be given to the dock master prior to your
arrival. If you wish to arrive early or stay longer please inform the dock master directly.
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DOCK YOUR BOAT IN THE MARINA IF YOU ARE
NOT PRE-REGISTERED AND ON THE DOCK MASTER’S LIST.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7th, 2009
- Poker Run boats street display, in front of the Confederation Basin and Downtown City Hall
- Poker Run Reception Party at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
- Exhibit Displays – Confederation Park.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8th, 2009
- Breakfast will be available at the four hotels listed below, wear your wristbands and keep
your coupons handy. Radisson Hotel; Holiday Inn Hotel; Confederation Place Hotel & Four
Points Sheraton Hotel

-7:30 Doors open for Driver’s meeting at Memorial Hall

- 8:30 am Sharp Start of Mandatory Driver’s Meeting in Memorial Hall (2nd floor) of
Kingston City Hall, 225 Ontario Street across from Confederation Park.

- Card #1 will be handed out, roll call will be taken.
There will be two groups this year (under 80 mph and over 80 mph)

- 10:00 am Ladies and Gentlemen Start Your Engines



       NOTE: NEW STARTING PROCEDURE FOR KINGSTON THIS YEAR.

BECAUSE OF SAFETY CONCERNS, THE FOLLOWING STAGGERED START
PROCEDURE MUST BE ADHERED TO OR DISQUALIFICATION WILL RESULT.

All boats proceed on their own time out of Confederation Basin heading northerly
towards the LaSalle Causeway crossing the harbour. Mill there and wait. Stand by in
pairs.

A “Start Boat” being a family-type cruiser with control flags flying, will be moored in the
middle of the harbour close to the milling area.

Starts will be made at short intervals with TWO BOATS ONLY in each start.

Once the Wolfe Island ferry boat has departed its dock and the departure route is clear,
the “Over 80 mph” pace boat(s) will depart past this “Start Boat” and take a broad
sweeping route past the downtown harbour area.
Approximately 10 seconds later, the “Start Boat”, using a green flag, will signal the first
two boats from the “Over 80 mph” group to depart. These boats will follow precisely the
same course as the pace boats did at a MAXIMUM 50 MPH. Then after another
approximately 10 seconds, another two “Over 80mph” boats will be signaled to start.

The above procedure will be followed until after all of the “Over 80 mph” boats have
departed. The “Under 80 mph” pace boat(s) will follow exactly the same procedure,
followed by all of the “Under 80 mph” boats, TWO by TWO, approximately 10 seconds
apart, until all boats have departed.
-YOU MUST FOLLOW THE DESIGNATED ROUTE THROUGH THE HARBOUR

-MAXIMUM SPEED 50 MPH UNTIL AFTER YOU PASS CEDAR ISLAND

-THE ABOVE PROCEDURE IS FOR KINGSTON ONLY. NORMAL GROUP
 STARTS WILL OCCUR AT BROCKVILLE AND AT PRESCOTT.

-AT BROCKVILLE, THE SLOW GROUP WILL START FIRST

-AT PRESCOTT, THE FAST GROUP WILL START FIRST.


- Card Stop #2 Brockville – lunch and gas stop. Please enter the harbour and follow the
instructions of the dock hands. Boats must go to the inner harbour first. The dock hands will
place a large X on the last boat – so that no other boats will raft along side. This will keep the
lane of traffic open.

There will be high test fuel (93 Octane) at this stop. If you need to fuel up please do so as
you arrive. Lunch will be served in two sittings at Bud’s On the Bay – a short walk from the
marina.

Note: There will be two group starts after lunch. The “Under 80 mph” pace boat(s) and
their group will depart first, followed by the “Over 80 mph” pace boat(s) and their group.
You must stay with your assigned group.


- Card #3 - Prescott - Card Boat approx. 3:00 pm.
Note: There will be two group starts in Prescott. After picking up your card from the
Card Boat, the “Under 80 mph” group will proceed to an area just East of the Bridge and
mill. The “Over 80 mph” group will proceed to an area just West of the Bridge and mill.
The “Over 80 mph” group will depart first.

YOU MUST STAY WITH YOUR ASSIGNED GROUP FOR THE START AND
FOLLOW YOUR PACE BOAT(s) DIRECTIONS.

ANY BOAT LEAVING EARLY BEFORE THE ASSIGNED GROUP START WILL BE
DISQUALIFIED BECAUSE OF SAFETY CONCERNS ALONG THE ROUTE.
- Card #4 & 5 – Kingston – final two cards to be handed out at the Awards Ceremony. Please
have your previous three cards with you and turn them in as soon as possible.

- 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Awards Ceremony at the Confederation Place Hotel, Kingston


                                    SAFETY RULES
In an effort of maintaining safety, and in the interest of keeping poker runs safe for everyone,
the rules have been established by our safety committee. Failure to comply with our rules will
result in disqualification from the poker run.

      A Poker Run is not a race. At no time during a poker run will racing
       occur between/among participants. Please abide by all speed limits.

      Absolutely no alcohol consumed by anyone on board or visible on board,
       during the day of the event until the boat is tied up for the evening following the
       event.

      Every boat must comply with current USCG/ CCG construction and safety
       requirements and carry the required on-board safety equipment.

      USCG/ CCG approved life vests must be worn by everyone on board at all
       times when the boat is in motion during the event.

      Ignition safety tethers must be in working condition and suitably attached
       while the boat is in motion.

A more complete list of rules is available in the APRA Official Rule Book that is available at
registration.


                                            FLAGS
As part of the safety criteria it was agreed that standard flag colors be used for all poker runs
and they are as follows:

Red                            Signifies Stop
Black                          Signifies Accident or Course Closed
Yellow                         Signifies Caution
Green                          Signifies Go
Diver Flag                     Signifies Divers Below

Alternate Flags
Orange                         Signifies Marshal Boat
Purple                         Signifies Disqualification
CARD HANDS
The best poker hand will be judged according to the following: from Best to Worst. Royal
Flush; Straight Flush; Four of a Kind; Full House; Flush; Straight; Three of a Kind; Two Pair;
One Pair; Spades, Hearts, Diamonds, and then Clubs.

Since several decks are used, a tie hand is possible. In the case of a tie hand, the two
participants will be dealt a new hand by an independent third party. Additional rules required
“On the Spot” will be determined by the officials on hand. All decisions by these officials will
be final.

If “5 of a kind” should occur it would be considered to be ranked between a Royal Flush and a
straight flush.

Included in your entry fee will be:
    1. Boat entry for the driver and navigator
    2. Your boat slip for the Friday and Saturday night
    3. Breakfast for two on Saturday
    4. Lunch for two
    5. Party and Live Entertainment Friday night
    6. Event coverage in Poker Runs America Magazine/Power Boating Canada Magazine
    7. Participant plaques for each boat entered
    8. Cash and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places
    9. Keeper trophy for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places
   10. Tickets for two to Saturday night Award Ceremony

   Marinas and Fuel
   Blue Woods Marina                         613-634-1304
   Tunnel Bay Marina Brockville              613-345-1588 (93 octane at a discounted rate)
   Gilbert Marine                            613-342-3462
   Ed Huck Marine (Rockport)                 613-659-3408 (Travel lift)
   Kingston Marina                           613-549-7747

   Other Important Numbers for this event
   EMERGENCY                                       911
   Canadian Customs                     613-659-2444 or 1-888-226-7277
   US Customs Alexandria Bay, NY               315-482-2261
   Ontario Provincial Police                 1-888-310-1122
   Kingston Police                             613-549-4660
   Kingston General Hospital                   613-548-2333
   Hotel Dieu Hospital- Kingston               613-546-1240
   After Hours Medical Clinic- Kingston        613-546-5506
   Bill Taylor’s Cell Phone                    416-434-4883
   Poker Run Hotline Cell Phone                416-702-4316
   Kingston Confederation Marina               613-544-2134
   Portsmouth Olympic Harbour                  613-544-9842
   Collins Bay Marina                          613-389-4455
   Kingston Marina                             613-549-7747

								
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