The Neptun Powerboat Club, which organizes the seventh annual Arendal Poker Run in Arendal, Norway, have been very busy getting ready for this weekend’s poker run (June 22). Along with registering close to 60 boats and preparing to accommodate the 400 people expected to attend, the club has put together some amazing shirts and jackets for the participants as well as the event’s special high-octane fuel, which is the privately labeled canned beer (see image below, click to enlarge).
Dozens of boats are expected to participate in this weekend’s Arendal Poker Run Run. Photos courtesy Nicolay Rylander.
“We have 59 boats registered and hundreds of people coming from across Norway,” said local performance boater Nicolay Rylander. “This year’s event is going be our largest ever—we had to find a new locations for our lunch because the place we used last year is too small for the group we have this year.”
Along with models from Cigarette Racing Team, Fountain Powerboats, Predator Powerboats and more, Rylander said there are 12 Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats registered, including a turbine-powered 47-footer.
“Trond Schou (co-owner of Nor-Tech) is attending this year and I got a phone call from Stu Jones (owner of the Florida Powerboat Club) and he was impressed with the setup and is hopefully going to join our event next year,” Rylander said. “We have a different route planned this year. We will drive more southwest of Arendal toward a place called Lillesand. We will have a helicopter in the air for safety reasons and to make a great video of the boats.”
Editor’s note: Look for coverage from the Arendal Poker Run next week on speedonthewater.com.
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