Gallery Of The Week: Fall Color At Lake Hopatcong

As reported on speedonthewater.com earlier today, 10 teams from Miss GEICO to Saris Racing Engines claimed Offshore Powerboat Association National Championship titles on Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey yesterday. And veteran high-performance powerboating photographer Tim Sharkey was on hand to chronicle the penultimate event—the organization’s World Championships are still scheduled for Englewood Beach, Fla., in November—of the 2017 OPA season.

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Between the subjects and their background, OPA’s Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix led to some beautiful images from photographer Tim Sharkey. Photos courtesy/copyright Tim Sharkey/Sharkey Images.

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Image of the Week: New DCB M44, Spooled Up II, Hits the Water

Just in time for the DCB Performance Boats 2017 Regatta, which is being held at the Nautical Beachfront Resort in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., today and tomorrow, the team at DCB wrapped up the new M44 Widebody catamaran, Spooled Up II. The proof is in the photo captured by Todd Taylor this morning—this week’s Image of the Week.

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Spooled Up II, the new DCB M44, hit the water earlier today in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. Photo by Todd Taylor/Todd Taylor Images

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Image of the Week: Inside TNT’s Full Barn

With Hurricane Irma approaching South Florida this weekend, powerboat owners have been scrambling to find shelter for their vessels. Boating is a way of life in the Sunshine State, and it consistently ranks in the top three states for new-boat registrations according to the most recent data available from the United States Coast Guard and the National Marine Manufacturers Association. The unfortunate fact is the number of boats in Florida greatly outstrips the volume of indoor storage space for them.

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Gallery of the Week: Rock the Bay Poker Run

With 30-plus high-performance catamarans, V-bottom sportboats and center consoles in the fleet, last weekend’s Rock the Bay Poker Run on Maryland’s famed Chesapeake Bay was far from Poker Runs America’s biggest event of the year. But for New Jersey-based photographer Tim Sharkey of Sharkey Images, it was one of the most enjoyable events he’s shot this season.

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Photographer Tim Sharkey titled this photograph from the 2017 Rock the Bay Poker Run “A Moment Of Silence.” All photos courtesy/copyright Tim Sharkey/Sharkey Images.

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Image of the Week: Poker Run Hands

When you think of hands in a poker run, you naturally think of cards gathered during or after the event and played at the end of the day. Fair enough. But this image from the Emerald Coast Poker Run two weekends ago in the Destin, Fla., area offers a different take on hands during one of those game-of-chance, good-time events.

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In one place or another, all hands were on deck in this Cigarette V-bottom during the Emerald Coast Poker Run (click image to enlarge). Photo courtesy/copyright of the Florida Powerboats Club

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