SCOPE 2018 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 1:00AM and end at 4:00PM.

Date: Saturday, March 17th, 2018
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

2018 SCOPE Holiday Party – December 1, 2018

The Christmas party date and time and location will be announced soon and you know what that means!  It’s time to celebrate all the fun times we had during the 2018 SCOPE boating season.

The dinner will run from 6:00PM to 10:00PM  tickets prices to be announced.

When date is set, 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.


2018 Poker Run Itinerary


Hello fellow power boating friends! We’re getting excited as the Poker Run weekend quickly approaches.  Here are a few details that you might like to know about our events:

Friday September 28th

11:00AM – meet at the Maya dock to take 30 to 50 US military service members to the USS Iowa.

12:30PM – lunch at the Maya

5:00PM – 7:00PM – event sign-up for those who did not pre- register.  Tacos at the Maya dock.


Saturday September 29rd

9:00AM – Driver’s Meeting

10:00AM – Boaters idle towards fan tail of Queen Mary.  Idle as a group to the break wall.

1st Stop is Huntington Beach Pier

2nd Stop is Avalon – stop in Catalina for lunch or head back to the Maya.  If you stop in Catalina, many of us will be at Descanso Beach Club but it is not a SCOPE hosted lunch.

Return to the Maya

6:00PM – Dinner at the Maya, Dancing and Music


2018 SCOPE Boating Event Schedule


Scope has just released their schedule of events for 2018. Mark your calendars!

Kickoff Party – Huntington Beach – March 17th, 2018 11:00 am- 4:00pm

Catalina Lunch run meet at H.B April 7, 2018

Desert Storm poker Run April 19-22*

Rock the Dock – Dana Point – May 25 – 28

Fathers Day Weekend – V Hull Catalina Fun Run June 16 – 17*

Catalina Ski Race – Long Beach – July 21*

Big Cat Poker Run – The Delta August 17-19*

Lake Mead – August 31 – September 3

Poker Run – Long Beach – September 29 (28 – 30)

Catalina Lunch run – meet at H.B Pier October 13

Air Show -Huntington Beach- October 20

Christmas Party – TBD – December 1, 2018

*Not a SCOPE event

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

2018 Catalina Ski Race – Saturday, July 21

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:

2017 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 2018 race. Below is information regarding the 2018 entry form and opportunities for a free/discounted entry to the 2018 race. Keep reading to learn more. 

Don’t miss the 2018 Catalina Ski race on July 21, 2018.   

World’s Greatest Ski Race Website

2018 Catalina Ski Race Entry Form!

The 2017 Catalina Ski Race is fast approaching. It is time to get your team in order and signed up for the race.

Good luck to all racers!

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:
Hotel Phone: 800-350-7463


The Pines Resort, Bass Lake, CA