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Game faces on for Beneteau Owners Club NZ Poker Run Rally

11 February 2017 | Beneteau

A rally for Beneteau boats is set to unfold on 11 March and the team at 36 Degrees Brokers are encouraging all owners to get their game faces on and join the fun. 

Starting at Bean Rock on the Waitemata Harbor from 9am onwards, this unique rally will take you the stunning Man O War Bay on Waiheke Island via a series of landmarks on the way from which you will be given cards to form your vessel’s poker hand and win prizes later on. 

Five cards will be dished out in total, with the first coming in your race pack and the next three off tenders whilst you’re en route to Waiheke, and the last on land at Man O War Bay. 

It’s a chance for Beneteau owners to enjoy a fun day on the water, sample some of New Zealand’s finest wine, and mix with fellow owners, 36 Degrees brokers, Family Boats, and PIC insurance teams. 

Prizegiving and wine tasting commences from 3.30pm at Man O War Vineyard, with the chance to bluff your way to a prize from your poker hands. 

Register on or before March 3 to take part and enjoy a fun day out on the water while the summer sun is still shining. 

The Beneteau Owners Club was formed in 2016 to offer exclusive events, discounts, and deals to it’s New Zealand based members. 

For more information on the rally or to become a member please don’t hesitate to contact Raynor Haagh of 36 Degrees Brokers on raynor@36degrees.nz.  

Man O War Poker Run Rules

  • The registration fee for each person entered including Wine Tasting, Food Platters & Prizes is $25.00 (Under 18 free).
  • One poker hand per vessel.
  • Registration on or before 3rd March, 2017.
  • No registration refunds will be given.
  • All decisions from the judges are final.
  • Remember that this event is for fun. There are no prizes for speed – it does not matter who is first to complete the course. It is not a race. 
  • Each card station shall be considered a NO WAKE area, please stop the vessel if possible or go head to wind. Slow to 5 knots or below when approaching and a card will be handed to you from a clearly marked inflatable vessel.
  • You will be allowed to collect a single card at 3 stops along the way from a card station of the poker run to complete your poker hand. There are no wild cards.
  • At the end of the Poker Run the cards can be played to win prizes, keep your hand of cards a secret until the prize giving at approx. 4pm.
  • The winning hand is determined by standard poker hand rankings.
  • Any tied high hands will be decided by the highest card cut from a deck at prize giving.
  • More detailed rules and co-ordinates of markers on route to Man-O-War Bay will be sent out in your race pack closer to rally day.