High-performance marine insurance man Devin Wozencraft returned with his 30-foot outboard engine-powered Skater catamaran to the second 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run in Clayton, N.Y., last weekend concerned that the event, having grown by more than 40 percent since its inaugural year, might not retain its close-knit family atmosphere. Much to Wozencraft’s delight, his worry turned out to be needless.
For the second year in a row, Devin Wozencraft included the 1,000 Islands Charity Poker Run in his on-scene event schedule (click image to enlarge.)
“I loved it,” he said. “Even for an event of that size, it still had the same kind of feeling. I attribute all of that to the people who run it. They’re kind of like, well, waiters. They’re constantly asking if there’s anything they can do for you or anything they can help you with.”
While last year Wozencraft’s entire family joined him in the trek from their Southern California home to upstate New York, this time only his daughter, Lelani, was able to join him. But the father-and-daughter duo paired up with the Caparell clan—who brought their 32-foot Doug Wright catamaran—of San Diego. In addition to running side by side during the poker run they took in the local sites, including touring Singer Castle on Dark Island in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, as a group.
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“They had never been to the area before,” said Wozencraft. “We really enjoyed spending time with them.
“With or without a boat, I will be back next year,” he added. “It was amazing, once again. And the food at dinner? That was the best spread I have ever seen at a poker run.”
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