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Rock The Bay Pulls 50-Plus Boats To Chesapeake Waters

Held this year for the 12th time, Poker Run America’s Rock The Bay event reportedly attracted more than 50 high-performance V-bottoms and catamarans. The 100-plus-mile run featured stops at famed Chesapeake Bay waterside haunts including Waterman’s Crab House for lunch and Jellyfish Joel’s


Today’s hardware included Michael Ciasulli’s Skater 388 Skater catamaran featured in the July August issue of Speed On The Water digital magazine. Photo courtesy/copyright Tim Sharkey/Sharkey Images.

“It was very good run—there wasn’t any big water,” said Rich Thomas, who has done run ever since its inception and currently owns a 2011 Cigarette 39′ Top Gun with Mercury Racing 700s engines, which photographer Tim Sharkey used as his shooting platform for the event. “We really enjoy this run. We got rained on a little, but it has good water and nice stops for food.”

The poker hand playing, dinner and awards ceremony will happen this evening.


Brad Benson brought his 52-foot Marine Technology, Inc., catamaran to the run.