The Performance Boat Club of Canada held its fourth charity poker run last weekend on Lake Simcoe, north of Toronto. The weather was perfect with plenty of sunshine and calm water for the 22-boat fleet.
Dave Scotto and company tackled last weekend’s Lake Simcoe Poker in Team Gotta Go IV, his new Outerlimits SL 50X (click image to enlarge). Photos courtesy/copyright Carl McBride/Performance Boat Club of Canada.
Following the morning driver’s meeting, the boats took off from the Port of Orillia just after 11 a.m. They departed Lake Couchiching for the first checkpoint at Atherley Narrows, where dozens of spectator boats waited. The group made its way to the second checkpoint in Barrie, Ontario for a parade lap at the town docks (Centennial Park) before heading for lunch at the third checkpoint in Lagoon City at The Lily Pad waterside restaurant.
After lunch, it was full throttle again as the group made its way to fourth checkpoint for a quick waterside tour/visit of the new development, Friday Harbor Marina in Innisfil, Ontario. Bob Barnhart had his 42-foot Mystic Powerboats center console—the paceboat for the event—moving along so well that the pace flag took flight and will forever be remembered, somewhere on the bottom of the lake. Once the group had gathered at the fourth checkpoint, it enjoyed a long stretch of calm back to the Atherley Narrows and into Lake Couchiching, for an afternoon raft up at the sandbar at Big Chief Island.
Check out the slideshow above to enjoy more images from last weekend’s PBCC event.
That evening, captains and crews headed to the Geneva Event Centre for dinner, the awards ceremony and the silent and live auctions. The club members raised more than $22,000 for Ride for Dad in the fight against prostate cancer, the event’s benefiting local charity. As for the poker-hand winners, David Hull had the best hand followed by Vic Priestly and Mickey Brydges.
The final event of the PBCC season is set for the weekend of September 20 on Rice Lake. Click here for more details on the event.
Editor’s Note: Meghan Brousseau is the president of the Performance Boat Club of Canada. This is her second article for speedonthewater.com. Her first article, “Special Delivery: Nor-Tech 390 At Home In Turks and Caicos,” appeared on March 12.
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