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2020 Emerald Coast Poker Run
Safety Rules

2020 Safety Meetings for all boats will take place
Friday at 5:30PM and 8:30PM at AJS on the Bayou

Safety Rules are as follows:

  • 1. This is NOT a race. Safety is the top priority of the Emerald Coast Poker Run and Emerald Coast Foundation.
  • 2. Always obey the rules of the water and safe boating operation. Obey all No Wake Zones & keep a safe distance from other boats.
  • 3. Captains of all boats must attend a safety briefing. All Captains are required to read and be knowledgeable of the Event Summary & Safety Rules.
  • 4. Emerald Coast Poker Run designated numbers must be visible when approaching each stop.
  • 5. Any captain caught drinking, or under the influence, will be removed from the Poker Run & reported to local water patrol. A zero tolerance policy is in place and local law enforcement will arrest you. Period.
  • 6. Captains must use the kill switch safety lanyard during the Emerald Coast Poker Run.
  • 7. Select a Co-Captain to be a look out for other boats.
  • 8. USCG approved vests must be worn by everyone on the boat, at all times, while the boat is in motion.
  • 9. Captain must operate at a safe speed at all times for water & traffic conditions to insure safe operation of the boat.
  • 10. All boas must be registered & provide proof of liability insurance.
  • 11. All participants riding in the boat must sign the Event Liability Waiver.
  • 12. Disobeying any of these rules may result in disqualification from the event.
  • 13. If you see any unsafe practices, please call the Emerald Coast Poker Run Safety number provided at the safety meeting.



Sea Tow Destin: (850) 837-4152

Boat US: (850) 395-2628

USCG Station Destin: (850) 244-7147

Okaloosa Sheriff (non-emergency): (850) 651-7410

FWB Police Dept (non-emergency): (850) 833-9546