Not a sailor or racer? Then get out that dinghy you rarely use and join us for
The 2nd Annual Dinghy Poker Run
Hosted by Hospice Cup
The event will take place on Spa and Back Creeks Saturday, September 19.
This is a “RUN”, there are no prizes for speed – it does not matter who is the first to complete the course. It is not a race.
The start is at Bert Jabin Yacht Yard on Back Creek. You can rent a slip at Bert Jabin for the night or anchor out in Back Creek. Call 410-268-9667 for reservations and let them know you are coming in for Hospice Cup.
The Run also finishes at Bert Jabin Yacht Yard where the celebration begins at 5:00 pm with the largest Shore Party in Annapolis which includes food, full bar, and band.
The registration is $50 per player, which includes a Shore Party ticket. You can have as many players in a dinghy as you want. Dinghy riders who do not wish to play can purchase a Shore Party ticket for $50. Tickets for all other guests are $85.
This poker run involves using your dinghy, or car, to motor between four pre-determined locations to collect a playing card then return to the start location. Once there, all player’s hands are tallied by a judge and recorded. The best five-card stud poker hand is the winner and will receive a Grand Prize and trophy donated by the sponsors.
At the finish, you are allowed to buy 1 extra card for $50, which will include 1 Shore Party ticket.
Registration can be done on-line at hospicecup.org or at Bert Jabin Yacht Yard start point between 12:00 and 1:00 on the day of the event.
Designated times are set for the start – between 12:00 and 1:00, and finish – between 4:30 and 5:30. Starts and finishes outside of those windows are disqualified.
1 deck of cards will be in play at each of the 5 stops. The 1st stop is the starting point at Bert Jabin Yacht Yard. The remaining 4 cards will be drawn at 4 designated locations along Spa and Back Creeks, to be announced in the start package. They can be visited in any order.
Players will draw 1 card at each stop. If you draw a duplicate card, you will get a re-draw.
The winning hand is determined by standard poker hand rankings.
Participating dinghies are not to exceed 16’ in length. They must be inflatable, with a hard or soft bottom. Non-inflatable boats will not be allowed due to safety issues.
Each player/dinghy rider is required to sign a waiver upon registration in order to participate in the event.
In case of a tie, there will be a draw for High Card to determine the winner.
All decisions of the judge are final!
We want all participants to have fun and remain safe, so please take your time on the run.