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.

“They’ve really stepped up that run,” Sharkey said. “They had full table service at lunch rather than a buffet at Nick’s Fish House, which meant there was no standing in line and the food came out fresh. Joppatowne Marina was the last card stop, and they had a live band playing and an incredible car show. The marina is under new ownership and they’re really putting this place on the map.

Check out the slideshow above for more images from the Rock the Bay Poker Run.

Poker Runs America has produced Rock the Bay for the past four years. Prior to PRA adding the event to its roster, it was locally hosted and organized.

Said Poker Runs America’s Todd Taylor, “They really love boating in that area and their camaraderie is special. They’re a great group—and the seafood dining there is amazing.”

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