Record Attendance for DCB Regatta

When it comes to regattas, rendezvous or fun runs celebrating a group of boat owners, there’s normally not much of a story. Fortunately there are usually great images, which was the case from last weekend’s DCB Performance Boats Regatta held at the Nautical Beachfront Resort in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

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DCB hosted another successful regatta for its owners last weekend. All photos by Tom Leigh/Tommy Gun Images

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Performance Boat Owners Dive In For Veterans

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Members of the Garden State go-fast boating community opened their hearts—and their wallets—for veterans at the seventh annual Arcuri For SUDS Fundraiser. Photos courtesy/copyright Tim Sharkey/Sharkey Images.

Among the many joys inherent in Scuba diving is that you are—for the most part—weightless during the activity. You feel as if you’re flying, albeit in slow motion, when you’re underwater. You become Superman. Arms and legs help move you along, but you really don’t need either to enjoy the experience.

All that and more make Scuba diving an ideal adaptive sport for veterans returning from combat with lost limbs. Scuba isn’t just a joyful visit to another world. It’s a confidence-builder—the very act of drawing breath underwater takes courage and a leap of faith. And that, too, makes it an ideal activity for severely wounded veterans.

This year's Arcuri For SUDS event raised approximately $100,000 for the nonprofit program.

Enter SUDS, an acronym for Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba, a 10-year-old program for veterans

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$500,000! Lake Powell Challenge Donates a Half-Million Dollars to JDRF

For Burl Griswold and the entire team at Antelope Point Marina in Page, Ariz., there was more reason than ever to celebrate on Wednesday night. Not only was a portion of the marina’s slips as well as its fuel dock back in working order following a strong microclimate storm that zeroed in on Lake Powell last Thursday, the team determined that its ninth annual Lake Powell Challenge was going to donate a half-million dollars to the Mountain Valley Chapter of JDRF. To this journalist’s knowledge, that is the largest amount of money raised at any performance boat event.

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It's not a whole other planet, but the scenic Lake Powell sure seems like it. All photos by Tom Leigh/Tommy Gun Images

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Performance Boat Club Of Canada Finishes Season Strong With Rice Lake Run

According to Performance Boat Club of Canada president Meghan Brousseau, “summer finally came to Canada” last weekend just in time for the Bruce Nicolle Memorial Charity Fun Run, the final event of the nonprofit charitable fundraising organization's season in Ontario, Canada.

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The final run of the Performance Boat Club of Canada’s 2017 season happened at one of the club members’ favorite venues. Photo courtesy/copyright Bob Barnhart/Performance Boat Club of Canada.

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Traditions Continue To Rule At 2017 Lake Cumberland Poker Run

Last weekend’s Lake Cumberland Poker Run presented by State Dock in Kentucky proved once again that the success of any given poker run isn’t necessarily about acquiring cards at various stops on the water in the hope of bringing in a winning hand. With the better part of two days to collect their cards, participants in this year’s 160-plus-boat fleet of high-performance catamarans, V-bottom sportboats enjoyed the run itself at their own leisurely pace, often traveling to stops in small and sometimes brand-specific groups.

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David Southern and company took in the sights at Harmon Creek from his beautiful Skater Powerboats 388 Pure Platinum catamaran during last weekend’s Lake Cumberland Poker Run. Photo courtesy/copyright Matt Wood/Speedonthewater.com.

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