$500,000! Lake Powell Challenge Donates a Half-Million Dollars to JDRF

For Burl Griswold and the entire team at Antelope Point Marina in Page, Ariz., there was more reason than ever to celebrate on Wednesday night. Not only was a portion of the marina’s slips as well as its fuel dock back in working order following a strong microclimate storm that zeroed in on Lake Powell last Thursday, the team determined that its ninth annual Lake Powell Challenge was going to donate a half-million dollars to the Mountain Valley Chapter of JDRF. To this journalist’s knowledge, that is the largest amount of money raised at any performance boat event.

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It's not a whole other planet, but the scenic Lake Powell sure seems like it. All photos by Tom Leigh/Tommy Gun Images

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Performance Boat Club Of Canada Finishes Season Strong With Rice Lake Run

According to Performance Boat Club of Canada president Meghan Brousseau, “summer finally came to Canada” last weekend just in time for the Bruce Nicolle Memorial Charity Fun Run, the final event of the nonprofit charitable fundraising organization's season in Ontario, Canada.

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The final run of the Performance Boat Club of Canada’s 2017 season happened at one of the club members’ favorite venues. Photo courtesy/copyright Bob Barnhart/Performance Boat Club of Canada.

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Traditions Continue To Rule At 2017 Lake Cumberland Poker Run

Last weekend’s Lake Cumberland Poker Run presented by State Dock in Kentucky proved once again that the success of any given poker run isn’t necessarily about acquiring cards at various stops on the water in the hope of bringing in a winning hand. With the better part of two days to collect their cards, participants in this year’s 160-plus-boat fleet of high-performance catamarans, V-bottom sportboats enjoyed the run itself at their own leisurely pace, often traveling to stops in small and sometimes brand-specific groups.

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David Southern and company took in the sights at Harmon Creek from his beautiful Skater Powerboats 388 Pure Platinum catamaran during last weekend’s Lake Cumberland Poker Run. Photo courtesy/copyright Matt Wood/Speedonthewater.com.

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San Diego Bayfair Ready to Take Over Mission Bay Again

One of California’s largest on-water festivals, San Diego Bayfair presented by HomeStreet Bank, is set to take over Mission Bay next weekend (Sept. 15-17), and more than 75,000 spectators and RV owners are expected to attend the three-day event on San Diego’s East Vacation Island and Fiesta Island to watch the world’s fastest boats.

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Current H1 Unlimited points leader Jimmy Shane of Seattle is hoping to win a third-straight San Diego Bayfair final in the HomeStreet Bank Unlimited hydroplane. Photo courtesy/copyright Erick Bryner/Firedrill Productions

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High Hopes for Lake Powell Challenge

In less than two weeks, a large fleet of performance boats will descend on Lake Powell, more specifically Page, Ariz., at Antelope Point Marina for the ninth annual Lake Powell Challenge. From there who knows where they might end up over the course of a few days on the expansive Colorado River-fed lake that borders Arizona to the north of the Grand Canyon and flows into a good amount of Southern Utah.

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Antelope Point Marina is all set to host the ninth annual Lake Powell Challenge (Sept. 14-17). Photos courtesy Antelope Point Marina.

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