Way to go Sharkey!
Courtesy Boating Advisory
June 24th & 25th 2006
I would just like to give everyone a courtesy boating advisory for the weekend of June 24th and 25th.
I am reaching out to the entire boating community from Manasquan Inlet to Atlantic City Inlet.
Be advised there will be 2 Power Boating events this weekend where the ocean, 3 inlets and the ICW will be involved.
Poker Run information:
1st event starts on Saturday June 24th. It will be a Poker Run leaving out of Toms River and heading south to Atlantic City for an overnight stay.
The Poker Run is expected to leave Toms River around 11:30 am.
It will proceed to its 1st card stop off of Forked River. At that point, the boats will be divided where some will head for Barnegat Inlet to run the Ocean and others to proceed south on the ICW. The Inside group will be venturing west to the Mullica River as well before heading on to Atlantic City.
The approximate times to reach Barnegat Inlet will be between 12:00 Noon and 12:30 PM. I know this channel to the Inlet can be tight, and to avoid any incidents, I am offering you this information in advance to allow you an opportunity to avoid the area for that short period of time.
Last year I understand the Coast Guard also issued an advisory just prior to our arrival. So stay tuned to VHF that day in case they do so again.
Offshore Powerboat Race:
Sunday June 25th. There will be the Annual Offshore Power Boat Race off of Point Pleasant Beach.
One thing that won’t be decided until Saturday night is the number of races. They can run all the boats at once or half the boats at noon and the other half at 1:30. If they have two races, there’s a delay as the helicopters need to refuel between races. It depends upon the number of entries and the sea conditions. If it’s rough, they can’t ask volunteer boats to say out too long in bad conditions.
11:00am – All Turn, Sweep, Dive, Medic and Rescue boats in position
11:00am –Race boats leave the pit area
11:30am – Race boats come through Inlet – Off plane parade of boats. It’s too busy to close the inlet on a weekend.
11:45am Racers’ salute to the flag with National Anthem in front of Jenkinson's
12:00pm – Start of 2006 AMF – Jersey Boyz Offshore Grand Prix Jenkinson’s Pavilion, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
1:30pm – Possible second race Start
1:30pm – Winner’s Circle, Wharfside Patio bar, channel Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
I hope all of this information is a help to all of you in some way.
Sharkey of www.SharkeyMarine.com
Way to go Sharkey!
sharkey you da man...i'll be in the pits on friday gimme a call and we'll get 2gether for a cocktail
Thanks Shane.... Someone didn't see it that way...Originally Posted by Shane
There is always someone that has to get offended....
I tried to be nice....
My response to him:Originally Posted by Rambunctious
Originally Posted by SHARKEYMARINE
Last edited by SHARKEY-IMAGES; 06-21-2006 at 08:27 PM.
I should be there after 3PM to PSP..........................Originally Posted by berns29scarab
Point Shoot Post !
I dunno Sharkey, your list of events seems fine to me.
You know Sharkey, if more people took the time to make others aware of things like this, I'm sure any number of conflicts could be avoided. It seems like some are unhappy with something that might have an impact on THEIR world. I would classify your post as more of a public serive announcement instead of a warning. Posting something like this at the marinas for a few weeks ahead of an event could be extremely beneficial. But then, that's just my poor little opinion...
Well behaved women rarely make history.
Angela Gregory Photography
I have done this pre-event advisory before and posted on many message boards especially the Fishing Forums.
Because there is a narrow channel leading up to Barnegat Inlet it can get crowded easily. There are always a few people who are drifting or even anchoring in the channel to fish. Which to my knowledge is illegal to do anyway.
So I try to give them all a heads up when we will be coming through. This way they can either plan to be there or not.
If they are there, it is by their choice. We adhere to the no wake zones, but if one cruiser passes us and swamps someone, they want to blame the performance boaters.
I usually try to get as many pics in that area as possible. I need the proof!
Last year someone tried to say we went through at hi speed. I posted the photo of our entire group at idle speed in the area they were accusing us of being in.
A pic is worth a 1000 posts!
Thanks Ange! I think I may use that line!Originally Posted by Ange
The funny part of it all is, we are talking about 30 minutes if that, out of the day. Once we pass, we are gone for the rest of the day. Is it that much trouble to stay out of the channel for that length of time...?
_______________________________________Originally Posted by sharkeymarine
I just don't get it ( some people) , I think a courtesy boating advisory is very helpful. It's impossible to know of every event going on (boating, swimming, sailing, etc..). With an advisory you can plan accordingly. I think it's a great idea and helps keep the water safe for everyone.
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