Since the 1990s, the Florida Powerboat Club has been hosting a poker run in Tampa Bay, and this year’s event takes place April 1-3 with the luxurious Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club hosting the event. The event starts with a lunch fun run on Friday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m., followed by the official check-in on Friday evening with a Captains’ meeting at 7 p.m. on the Vinoy Resort Terrace.
On Saturday morning, the poker runners take to the water at 10 a.m., and all card stops are on Tampa Bay. The weekend wraps up with dinner and the Poker Run party from 8 to 11 p.m. Entry fees are $750 for a captain and first mate, and membership is required for this event. Membership benefits include aerial photos of participating boats from a helicopter and a Bluray video of the run. For more information, go to www.flpowerboat.com.