2018 Dinghy Poker Run

This year’s Dinghy Poker Run theme is Rock the Boat. Come dressed as your favorite rock star or musician and turn your dinghy into a rock and roll machine. We are going to rock out this year’s event on August 18th. This event is open to all GHYC co-owners, renters and guests.

Schedule of  Events on August 18th

  • Photos and costume presentation – 11:45am
  • Dinghy Regatta and Poker Run kickoff – 12:30pm
  • Picnic lunch at check point 1 (Mill Point Park) – 1:00pm
  • Return to GHYC from Poker Run – 4:00pm-ish
  • Dinner, music, dancing, contests, prizes – 6:00 – 11:00pm

Dinghy Poker Run Hands and Rules

To participate in the Poker Run you can purchase a poker hand for $10 now or $15 the week of the event or $20 (cash only) the day of the event. You can purchase as many hands as you like. Your poker hand includes the free lunch at check point 1 and a door prize drawing ticket.

The pot will be split three ways amongst the three best poker hands. The best hand will receive 50%, second best 30% and third best 20%. All poker hands must be purchased online using the button below or you can purchase in-person with cash on the day of for $20. (Important: Purchasing your hands online is easy, you can use a credit card and it reduces administrative responsibilities allowing the Dockmaster to focus on my regular marina responsibilities.)

The Poker Run will take place between GHYC and Spring Lake (specific locations are still being scouted) with five checkpoints where you will receive a card to form your poker hand. All cards will be sealed in an envelope and must not be opened until later in the evening at dinner.

Other Contests and Prizes

Best Dressed – Anyone can enter (need not participate in poker run) by dressing up. The prize is a highly coveted Golden Dinghy Award

Best Dinghy – Anyone can enter by decorating their dinghy. The prize is “Quit Playing With Your Dinghy” Golden Dinghy Award.

50/50 – Tickets cost $1 for 1, $5 for 7, or $10 for 15. Tickets can only be purchased with cash at dinner. The winning ticket will be drawn around 9pm and you must be present to win.

Door Prizes – Several different door will be available to win. Tickets can be purchased for $5 at dinner (cash only). Tickets will be drawn throughout the evening, approximately every hour. You must be present to win.

High Roller’s hand – Anyone can participate in the high roller’s hand by purchasing a $20 at dinner (cash only). You will receive a 5 card poker hand and the best hand will win the entire pot. This is not a poker run and you do not need to participate in the poker run to participate in this contest.

Potluck Dinner and Entertainment

The potluck dinner will begin at 6pm. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass and their own beverage. The GHYC Association will provide BBQ chicken as well as plates and cutlery for everyone. Entertainment will be provided our very own house DJ, Jon Bartnick. Prizes and awards will be announced throughout the evening. Everyone is welcome to hang out, socialize and dance. For planning purposes we ask that everyone RSVP’s for dinner using the button below.