Old favorites such as the Atlantic City Powerboat Rally and new opportunities abound for powerboat enthusiasts in the Garden State. Photo courtesy/copyright Tim Sharkey/Sharkey Images.
When the New Jersey Performance Powerboat Club president Dave Patnaude began calling his organization’s events “rallies” rather than “poker runs,” a few folks accused him of being “politically correct,” which, of course, was pretty funny to anyone acquainted with him. Patnaude wasn’t being politically correct—that’s not in his DNA. He was being inclusive. Right or wrong, poker runs of the aquatic kind have come to be associated with high-performance boats and speed, and Patnaude wanted the NJPPC’s events to “appeal to a broader variety of boats.”
To that end, Patnaude and his board of directors have added a few new events, while retaining some old favorites, to the NJPPC schedule. Here’s a quick rundown of the events, presented by Total Dollar insurance, ahead for club members and their guests.