Tampa Bay Poker Run

March 16-19, 2017

The Tampa Bay Poker Run delivers both on and off-water excitement for performance boaters. As far back as the mid-90’s, FPC has been cruising the water of Tampa Bay with it’s allure of downtown St.Petersburg waterfront, vibrant nightlife, great dining, abundant marinas and variety of accommodations.

Registration Forms — Word  PDF

Departure: All checkpoints in the Tampa bay.

Distance: Approx 100 miles

Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club.
501 5th Avenue NE,
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

The Birchwood
340 Beach Drive Northeast St
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Reservations: Contact FPC Office at 954-545-1414

Example Schedule


Lunch Fun Run (TBA), 1 – 4pm

Friday Night:

Check-in, 5-7pm. Captains’ Meeting, 7pm, on the Vinoy Resort Terrace

Saturday Poker Run:

Bay waters, 10am to 4pm.

Saturday Night:

Dinner at & Poker Run Party, 8pm to 11pm, Location: TBA.

Event Fee:

$750 (Captain and First Mate) Membership is required for this event so, please BECOME A MEMBER! It’s fast and easy with many levels to choose!

Tampa Bay Poker Run Fee Includes:

– All planning for event, including FPC making room and dockage reservations on behalf of attendee.
– A safe, well executed poker run event, with official paceboat leading the trip.

– Function passes for Capt and one crew member, for dockside breakfast, lunch and dinner party.

– Aerial coverage from helicopter, souvenir photos will be available, event Bluray mail out post-event, Coverage in Powerboating in Paradise TV & Magazine.

– Poker run hand included, with chance of winning great prizes.

– (2) 2015 Souvenir Poker run tee shirts for capt and crew.

– Poker Run bag & (3) souvenir decals for the boat.

– Extra Crew Fee: $150 per person (includes event t-shirt and all necessary function passes)

Applicants for participation must meet the following requirements with no exceptions:

  1. Registered boat owner must be an active member with Florida Powerboat Club. (social or video membership are not qualified member programs)
  2. Registered boats may be approximately 25-80 feet in length, and must be fully insured with liability coverages. A proof of insurance must be submitted in the form of a declaration page. (Detailed and accurate engine data, horsepower and performance specifications must also be submitted to company officials.)
  3. All captains & co-drivers must attend a mandatory poker run captains safety meeting on the evening prior to departure. Captains will sign a safety waiver which includes compliance with guidelines that include: No consumption of Alcoholic beverages or medications that diminish operating skills prior to or during the poker run.
  4. ALL OCCUPANTS (including passengers) of the vessel must sign safety waiver provided by Florida Powerboat Club prior to departure.
  5. All OCCUPANTS are required to wear USCG approved Personal flotation devices during on-plane operation. Exceptions will be made in the case of Lifeline or other specialty safety products that do may carry the USCG official approval.
  6. All participants are required to have their vessels in compliance with USCG safety standards.