On March 29 or 30th (depending on wind speed/direction) the Florida Keys KiteRiders in conjunction with The Otherside Boardsports will be hosting a downwind Poker Run. If the winds are easterly (15 knots +) riders upon registering will draw their first card and launch near MM 92 in Tavernier. They will sail downwind for approximately 20 miles with 3 stops along the way (TBA). The stops are actually going to be strategically placed boats set up according to wind speed and direction. Riders will be assigned a number and will notify station boats then they will receive their next card. Final destination, also, TBA â€œBest Hand Wins!â€ The party will follow with prizes, raffle and cookout and open jam, (bring your instruments). Registration is $40, with additional hands available for $10. Proceeds will be for prizes, (more riders, more prizes, more money!), charity and the party. Pre-registration is not required, but contact The Otherside for details (305) 853-9728 so we can calculate the number of entrees. A liability/waiver must be signed at registration and if under 18yo a parents signature is required.
Remember, this is not a competition or race. Itâ€™s a downwind fun run with chances to win cash and prizes. Itâ€™s strongly encouraged to ride orderly (hotdogging near launch/landing zone, around or over station boats will not be permitted).
Further details will be posted shortly. Also, car-pooling will essential and volunteers are encouraged. A schedule of events are soon to follow. Stay tuned for more!