FPC Commences New Safety Programs for 2013

From Stu Jones- FPC President & Founder As many of you are aware, through the recent outreach efforts I have been making to our FPC members, it is time to tighten up on the way in which we manage our safety programs on poker run events. It’s no secret to any of us, that powerboating…

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The Highs and Lows From 2012: Scott Sjogren

In the decidedly challenging economy of 2012, Pier 57 Marine in Gurnee, Ill., had its best sales year, ever. That’s the word from the company’s owner, Scott Sjogren. In early 2012, Pier 57 Marine merged with Shogren Performance Marine, dropped the Shogren moniker and moved operations to Illinois. At the beginning of this week, the…

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The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show & Boat Show Bash Coming Soon

The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is here October 25-29 and The Florida Powerboat Club will be hosting it’s 10 annual Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Bash & Bikini Contest on October 26th. This year features an ALL NEW venue on the World Reknowned Cocktail Barge. Get in on the party to see us crown Miss Key West Poker Run 2012 and feast your eyes…

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Bimini Smugglers Run completes the Bahamas 2012 excursions!

The 1st Annual Bimini Smugglers Run was originally scheduled for late June, as part of the FPC’s annual Bahamas Poker Run. With foul weather coming in from the tropics, the first round was cut short, as about fifteen teams returned to the mainland to avoid the rough seas and rains that followed.  Sept 14th was…

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Emerald Coast Poker Run rebounds after a stormy start!

When the first few colorful poker run boats started rolling into Destin & Fort Walton beach last week for what has become Florida’s top summer boating blockbuster,  the weather forecast was far from poker run-friendly, as the rain soaked Florida panhandle seemed to be under constant assault by the rain gods. But in a strange…

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FPC Visits Exciting Poker Runs across the United States

BILOXI, Mississippi- April 2012 After visiting the April 2012  Smokin’ the Sound Poker Run in Biloxi, FPC president Stu Jones was reminded how much fun it can be to take off the “organizer hat” and take part in some of the fun. But that doesn’t always mean jumping on a boat and riding around with…

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