The Florida Powerboat Club usually takes off summers…and due to the suffocating summer humidity in the Sunshine State, that makes sense. However, the club’s Emerald Coast event, which typically takes place in August, is the one exception to this rule. This year, the club’s 4-day Emerald Coast Powerboat Week will take place from September 22-26. This event will include a fun run and a poker run, and 75 boats are currently registered.
The date change has several advantages. The new September dates will hopefully make for a cooler, less humid experience. In addition, less recreational boaters will be on the same waterways as performance-boating club members during the event.
Another new change, in addition to the fall dates, is the club’s partnership with the Legendary Marina facility, which will provide complete services to FPC members. They’ll do everything from receiving boats on trailers and unloading and launching them to providing daily shuttle services for guests.
And don’t forget about the infamous Friday Fun Run to Juana’s Pagodas, a popular waterfront haunt in Navarre Beach. This will take place on Friday, before Saturday’s Poker Run. For the first time ever, the post-run awards dinner on Saturday night will be held in an open-air tent near the Emerald Grande host-hotel .
The Emerald Coast remains one of the Florida Powerboat Club head’s favorite boating areas in Florida. He fell in love with the area during his first visit in 1999, and he describes the waterway as “magical”.