New York City Powerboat Poker Run June 14, 2014
New York City Powerboat Poker Run RECAP
June 15, 2014
After stormy weather all week long, Saturday, the event date, was the 1st decent day. Participants came from
New York and
Liberty Landing Marina hosted and co-sponsored the event and their staff provided excellent hospitality for all players.
The 75 mile run on the Hudson River, started at the Statue of Liberty and took us past Manhattan, under the George Washington Bridge, through the new construction zone of the Tappan Zee Bridge (where Obama gave his speech 2 weeks ago), and as far north as Peekskill, NY. We had a lunch stop at the Hudson Water Club in West Haverstraw,
NY and then returned to Liberty Landing Marina, for the awards.
The King of the V-Bottoms was Steve Barker in his 43 Nor-Tech with 1075 HP Mercs running over 100 mph.
The Best Looking Crew went to a newcomer on the poker run circuit, but certainly a veteran offshore race champion,
Ron Teneyck and Chris Teneyck in his 38 Cigarette Top Gun with 600 HP Mercs.
Best Looking Crew Ron & Chris Teneyck
The Best Looking Boat Trophy went to Chris Ryder in his Ilmor Powered 32 Skater with Billy Carroll as pilot!
Best Looking Boat Chris Ryder & Bill Carroll
The King Navigator of the Cats was Dr Sam Singer with Vinny Rifice on throttles in his 388 Skater with 700 HP Mercs.
King Navigator of the Cats Dr. Sam Singer
King of the V-Bottom Navigators went Craig Lascola from Cape Cod in his ‘unique’ Cat Diesel powered 37 Outerlimits with Arneson asd-8's...he only burned 15 gallons to do the entire run!...sure had an interesting sound to her.
King Navigator of the V-Bottoms Craig Lascola
The Grand Prize Poker Run Winner was Sal Albanese in his 35 Fountain with a Diamond Flush.
Grand Prize WINNER Sal Albanese
Neil Hyman and crew tor up the river in his 47, triple engine Fountain, ‘Hy Five”.
Roger Lurochelle came down from
New Hampshire in his 32 Baja to experience the
New York run.
Chris Lamorte from
New Jersey participated in his first NPBA event in his speedy 36 Skater.
Glenn Matz and family from
Pennsylvania enjoyed their 1st poker run in his 29 Formula.
Mark Cali and crew ran at the front of the V-Bottom pack in his 39 Outerlimits, ‘No Discipline”
Rich Koehl in his 42 Cigarette Tiger.
Frank Lovato and family from New Jersey played hard in their ‘supercharged’ Formula at their 1st NPBA Poker run.
Chris Elsner and friends returned this year with his classic 37 Aronow, powered by US 1 Performance Marine engines.
I ran the 35 Marlago CC as the Paceboat (orange) with twin Merc 250 Outboards, sponsored by Arroway Jeep/Chrysler of Katonah, NY...very handy, she has a lot of fishing rod holders to hold all of our parade and start flags.