2017 SCOPE Boating Event Schedule – Save the Dates!

Scope has just released their schedule of events for 2017. Mark your calendars!

Kickoff Party – Huntington Beach – March 11th, 2017

PTTOW SCOPE Fundraising Event – Huntington Beach/Long Beach – April 11th, 2017

Rock the Dock – Dana Point – May 27th – May 29th

*Catalina Ski Race – Long Beach – August 12th, 2017*

Poker Run – Long Beach – September 23rd, 2017

Christmas Party – TBD – December 3rd, 2017

*Not a SCOPE event

SCOPE 2017 Kickoff Party – Start the Boating Season with Us!

Boating season is starting soon and it’s almost time for the annual SCOPE Kickoff Party! This year’s party is returning to Baca Marine.  Join us for food, drinks, music and dancing.  The festivities start at 11:00AM and end at 4:00PM.

Date: Saturday, March 11th, 2017
Time: 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Baca Marine
5362 System Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

If you have any questions, contact us through our SCOPE Facebook page here: SCOPE

See our updated schedule of events here: Schedule

2016 SCOPE Annual Kickoff Party March 12, 2016 - Click Here for More Info

2016 SCOPE Holiday Party – Javier’s – Newport Coast


It’s time again to celebrate the end of the SCOPE boating season.  Prepare yourselves for a feast of Mexican food as we dine at Javier’s in the Crystal Cove Shopping Center off Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach.  The dinner will run from 6:00PM to 10:00PM on Friday, December 2nd and tickets are $100 per person.  If you would like to attend, please send a check payable to SCOPE to 1261 East Francis, Ontario, CA 91761.  Please include the names of those who will be attending on the check or elsewhere in your envelope.

Javier’s Address:
Crystal Cove Promenade
7832 E. Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92657

SCOPE’s 2016 Poker Run Was a Success!

The west coast’s premier offshore powerboat club, SCOPE, along with it’s title sponsors, Nordic Boats and IMCO Marine, decided to mark the twentieth anniversary of their organization by bringing their annual poker run back to Long Beach. SCOPE has hosted their poker run in San Diego for the past two years. The Queen Mary and Long Beach served as backdrops to this year’s run which was hosted dockside at Hotel Maya and included stops in Newport Beach, Catalina Island, and Los Alamitos Bay. The run included 40+ boats and over 100 attendees.


SCOPE members took to the water starting on Friday, September 23rd to give rides to over 40 active military and veterans from Long Beach Harbor to the USS Iowa in the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro. Once all the boats arrived at the USS Iowa, they passed the historic military vessel in a single file, pointed their bows towards the ship and turned off their engines. The USS Iowa PA system came to life with the operators of the floating military museum thanking the boaters for offering rides to the veterans and for honoring their country.


On Saturday morning, drivers and participants attended a pre-run safety meeting and stood to honor the American Flag while John Wayne’s America, Why I Love Her played over the loudspeakers. Once the meeting finished, participants made their way to the boats, pushed off the docks, and followed the IMCO Marine 39’ Nordic out towards the Queen Mary for a group photo to be taken by helicopter.


Like anxious kids posing for a family photo, as soon as they exited the breakwater, the drivers pointed their boats towards Balboa Pier in Newport Beach and mashed the throttles. Following the stop at Balboa Pier, drivers headed for Avalon, many stopped for a quick lunch on shore and then headed back to Los Alamitos Bay for the final card stop. After returning to Hotel Maya, the group gathered for drinks, dinner, and dancing on the waterfront. Music was provided by 80’s cover band One Hot Mess. As is tradition at most SCOPE events, longtime member Ray Lee sang his best rendition of Elvis Presley’s Suspicious Minds.


For the past three years, SCOPE’s event has supported Operation Gratitude, a charity that is dedicated to providing care packages to active military members and their families. Chris Grayson, an active and longtime member of SCOPE won the Poker Run prize for best poker hand and selflessly donated his winnings to Operation Gratitude.  During the dinner portion of the evening, SCOPE President Bill Steiner, SCOPE Board Member, Wayne Lee, and other members were able to raise more than $10,000 for the charity.


When asked about the difficulty of putting together such a large event, Bill Steiner said, “It’s a lot of work, but SCOPE has some diehard members and sponsors who always step up to the plate to make this all possible. I want to especially thank Randy Davis of Nordic Boats and Fred Inman of IMCO Marine for always supporting our club and the powerboating community.”

2016 SCOPE Poker Run Itinerary and Details – Long Beach, CA

Hi Everyone!  We are getting excited for the Poker Run this weekend.  Here are some details about what is happening and when it’s happening.  Take a look at the bottom of this post for information on where the card stops are going to be and what boats to look for at each stop.

Entry Form – Click Here – Print, fill out and bring to the event.  You may pay your entry fee on Friday evening.


Friday 9/23/16:
10:00AM – 11:00AM Driver’s Meeting for Veterans/Operation Gratitude Boat Rides
11:00AM – 1:00PM Boat rides from Hotel Maya to USS Iowa
1:00PM – 4:00PM Food and Drinks at the Maya
1:00PM – 7:00PM Open Registration and Check-In for the Poker Run – Pick up your Poker Run Packet
7:00PM Dinner – no group dinner planned – this is on your own

Saturday 9/24/16:
9:00AM – 9:30AM Drivers Meeting at Hotel Maya Gazebo (where Catalina Ski Race awards are held)
9:30AM – 10:00AM – Get your crew and boat ready
10:00AM – 10:30AM Parade – Idle to Victory Dock for your first Poker Card
10:30AM Idle to the back of Queen Mary for start of Poker Run
Note: The start will be behind IMCO’s 39′ Nordic – stay at least 500 feet behind the start boat until the flag drops so we can get a good helicopter shot of the start.
11:30AM – 1:00PM Optional lunch at Avalon on your own, drive back to Hotel Maya
1:00PM – 5:00PM Enjoy the pool and drinks at Hotel Maya
6:00PM – 7:00PM Cocktails
7:00PM Dinner with live 80’s cover band, One Hot Mess!


Card Stops

Long Course:
Long Beach (Card 1)
Newport Beach/Balboa Pier (Card 2)
Avalon, Catalina Island – 1/2 Mile off Hamilton Cove (Card 3)
Los Alamitos Bay (Card 4)
Long Beach – Maya Hotel (Card 5)

Short Course:
Long Beach (Card 1)
Newport Beach/Balboa Pier (Card 2)
Los Alamitos Bay (Card 3)
Maya Hotel (Cards 4 & 5)

Card Boats

Orange and White Malibu Ski Boat

Los Alamitos Bay (will be tied to the dock on the right side as you enter Los Alamitos Bay)

White Center Console – Balboa Pier, Newport Beach

White and Blue 45′ Sea Ray – Avalon, Catalina Island

2016 Catalina Ski Race – Saturday, July 16

We’re spreading the word for our friends over at the Long Beach Boat and Ski Club, the organizers of the Catalina Ski Race.  For those of you who have participated before, you know what an amazing event this is.  If you’ve watched but never raced, you should make it happen, it’s an awe-inspiring experience.  Here’s all the info the organizers of the race have been sending out.  Links to the website and entry form are below:

2016 Catalina Ski Race News!

The Long Beach Boat & Ski Club (LBB&SC) is busy getting ready to again hold the Worlds Greatest Ski Race. We at the LBB&SC want to ensure you have an adequate amount of time to sign up for the 2016 race. Below is information regarding the 2016 entry form and opportunities for a free/discounted entry to the 2016 race. Keep reading to learn more. 

Don’t miss the 2016 Catalina Ski race on July 16, 2016.   

World’s Greatest Ski Race Website

2016 Catalina Ski Race Entry Form!

The 2016 Catalina Ski Race is fast approaching. It is time to get your team in order and signed up for the race. See below the 2016 CSR Entry Form that will need to be completed and returned with your teams corresponding payment. Please also do not forget drivers physical and observers CPR cards.

Good luck to all racers!

2016 CSR Entry Form

Free Entry!!!!!!

We at the LBB&SC have decided to make a special offer to completely new teams. We would like to offer any new team a free entry to the 2016 Catalina Ski Race. We are classifying a New Team as a Driver, Navigator, Observer and Skier who have never participated in the Catalina Ski Race. This offer is only valid for new teams who pre-register for the race. We will not be accepting any free entries from new teams after pre-registration closes.

Discounted Entry for Teams Who Need to Dust off Their Equipment!

We at the LBB&SC have decided to make a special offer to teams that have a skier who has not raced the Catalina Ski Race in over 5 years. We would like to offer these teams with seasoned, but rested skiers, 1/2 off the entry fee to the 2016 Catalina Ski Race. For the teams who classify for this discount your entry fee would be reduced from the standard $400 to a very low $200. Please be aware, to qualify for this discount your teams skier cannot have ski’d the Catalina Ski Race within the last 5 years. This offer is only valid for teams who’s skier qualifies and pre-register’s for the race. We will not be accepting any discounted entries from teams with seasoned but rested skiers after pre-registration closes.


If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to the LBB&SC


Rock the Dock – Friday May 27 – Sunday May 29, 2016


Come join the fun in beautiful Dana Point, CA with all your SCOPE friends

Friday – Launch and Rock The Dock Pizza and Reggae Music on the dock

Saturday – Run to Newport, lunch at the Blue Water Grill

Saturday – Rock the Dock with BBQ at the Grayson’s – 5:00pm (SCOPE sponsored)

Sunday – Enjoy the morning, then run to Oceanside or Catalina for lunch.

Please RSVP for BBQ with # Attending
Get your slip reserved – Dana Harbor Marina (Sue 949-496-6137)
Please pass on email to anyone you think would enjoy !!!!
Chris’ New Cell 714-401-0019

Bass Lake Trip – August 2016

The Pine's Resort, Bass Lake, CA

Who’s ready to enjoy some boating in the great outdoors, John Candy and Dan Aykroyd style?  Experience Bass Lake with your fellow SCOPE members this August 4th – 7th, 2016.  We’ll be staying at The Pines Resort.  Join us for a double-ski-only waterski race, BBQ and good times.  In the meantime, enjoy the video clips below from the greatest movie ever shot at Bass Lake!

Date: Friday, August 4th – Sunday August 7th, 2016
The Pines Resort
Road 432
Bass Lake, CA 93604

Hotel Website: http://www.basslake.com/
Hotel Phone: 800-350-7463


The Pines Resort, Bass Lake, CA