May 28, 2017 3:38 pm Last modified: 9:57 am

IGY Marinas’ Caribbean Triple Crown Poker Run Set for May 28, July 2, July 29

The biggest nautical event in the Caribbean is comprised of three separate events; the Caribbean Triple Crown Poker run series will take place in the most beautiful destinations in the region: the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) and St. Maarten.

The winner of the series will collect $20,000 in cash and prizes and the prestigious IGY Cup.

“The amount of interest that has been received from fellow boating enthusiasts since announcing the Caribbean Triple Crown Poker Run has been amazing. We are looking forward to a great summer. This will be an unparalleled event that will take place in the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean,” said Nick Willis, founder of the Leverick Bay Poker Run. He concluded by saying that, “…back in 2001, when the first poker run took place, we never thought that it would get the recognition and participation that it has today.”

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The catalyst for the Caribbean Triple Crown Poker Run series was the Leverick Bay Poker Run in Virgin Gorda, BVI. Willis, marina owner, launched the Leverick Bay Poker Run 16 years ago with the objective of attracting tourists to Virgin Gorda during the low season and raising funds for the Virgin Gorda Charitable Trust.  He never imagined that the event would grow   into what it has today — a national holiday with over

Phil Blake, general manager of IGY Marinas’ Yacht Haven Grande on St. Thomas, shared his enthusiasm, saying, “We are very excited to be hosting the fourth annual Stars and Stripes Poker Run and to be part of the Caribbean Triple Crown Poker Run series.”

The Caribbean Triple Crown Poker Run organization is an official member of the Florida Power Boating Club & Poker Runs of America. Several member boats will be coming down from Florida to participate

The Caribbean Triple Crown Poker Run dates are:

    May 28 — Leverick Bay Marina and Resort Virgin Gorda, BVI

    July 2 – Yacht Haven Grande Marina, St. Thomas

    July 29 – The Yacht Club at Isle de Sol, St. Maarten

The winner of all three events will be presented with the IGY Cup, plus $20,000 in cash and prizes. Register today at http://caribbeanpokerrun.com/register/

Event Web site: http://caribbeanpokerrun.com

The Caribbean Triple Crown Poker Run

The Caribbean Triple Crown Poker Run is a non-profit organization whose mission is to drive awareness in the local and international boating communities, promote the Caribbean as a unique destination for nautical tourism, and raise funds for local charities.

About IGY Marinas

Based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., IGY Marinas is reputed to be the largest international marina company in the world and a leading point of contact for vessels in the western hemisphere.  The company’s network includes 15 marinas operating in seven countries, with the newest location in Miami Beach (United States, Colombia, Mexico, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Panama, and Turks & Caicos); more than 8,000 unique vessels serviced annually and approximately 100,000 customers each year. 

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