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APRA INDUSTRY ACCEPTED RULES FOR POKER RUN PARTICIPANTS

1. A Poker Run is not a race. At no time during a poker run will racing occur between/among participants.

2. Each participant must have in force valid and sufficient liability insurance for the boat and crew.

3. Attendance on time at Driver's Meeting for Driver and/or Navigator is mandatory. Undivided attention by Driver and Navigator is essential at Driver's Meeting.

4. Roll call will be taken at the start of the Driver's Meeting and must be answered at that time by the Driver and/or Navigator.

5. Absolutely no alcohol to be consumed by anyone on board, or visible on board, during the day of the event until the boat is tied up for the evening following the event.

6. Everyone on board must be capable of passing a 0.08 alcohol breathalyser test if required during the event.

7. Every boat must comply with current USCG / CCG construction and safety requirements and carry on board the required USCG / CCG safety equipment.

8. USCG / CCG approved life vests must be worn by everyone on board at all times when the boat is in motion during the event. High Impact (lifeline style) jackets are recommended for faster boats. "Fanny Pouch" type jackets / vests are not permitted.

9. Fuelling procedures must be in accordance with current USCG / CCG / State / Local regulations.

10. Official colored event identification stickers must be attached to the boat and must be visible from the upper sides of the hull.

11. All poker run participants including passengers and crew must wear identification wristbands at all times.

12. Participants, including all passengers and crew on the boat, must sign the official event liability waiver.

13. The Pace Boat(s) must not be passed or "crowded" at any time when "pacing" with flag(s) showing.

14. A safe clearance must be maintained at all times between boats while in motion. This clearance distance is recommended as a minimum radius of 200 feet around each boat.

15. Ignition safety tethers must be in working condition and suitably attached while the boat is in motion.

16. Communications with the telephone network via cell phone and with other boats via VHF radio must be on board and in working condition.

17. Flag signals from pace boat(s), marshal boat(s), and other official event boats must be understood and obeyed at all times.

18. At least one person on board (and preferably everyone) must wave their arms overhead to signal to other participant boats the intention of slowing down and/or coming down off plane.

19. A running lane must be chosen and adhered to. Changing lanes or direction must be done only when it can be done safely and after checking that it is safe to do so. You must not "cut off" other boats, or be the cause of emergency reaction on the part of other boats.

20. No one may sit and/or lie on top of a seat or sunpad while the boat is on plane.

21. First time poker run participants agree to start at the very back of the assigned and/or chosen starting group for every start of the event, and further agree to run at the back of the assigned and/or chosen group for the entire event.

22. Insurance regulations require that any vessel carrying a legal minor (18 years of age or younger in most jurisdictions) must stay at the back of the pack and not exceed 80 mph at any time during the event. A special waiver must be signed by the minor's Guardian with the Event Organizer at registration.

23. DISOBEYING OR BREAKING ANY OF THE ABOVE RULES, AND/OR ANY ADDITIONAL RULES OUTLINED AT THE DRIVER'S MEETING SPECIFIC TO THE EVENT, WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE EVENT.



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