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Monday August 31st, 2015 5:48PM

Pirates of Lanier Poker Run set for Sat.

By Marc Eggers
GAINESVILLE - In case you heard what sounded like the noise of jet engines coming from the vicinity of Lake Lanier Friday... well, you're not too far off.<br /> <br /> The roar was the result of high performance cigarette-type boats practicing for Saturday's annual Pirates of Lanier Poker Run.<br /> <br /> The course they'll be covering goes from Buford Dam to Gainesville Marina and then back.<br /> <br /> The first heat for the nearly 300 boats listed as entered in the event will blast off at 11:00, and will include the fastest-of-the-fast, boats that run well in excess of 100 mph.<br /> <br /> To learn about suggested viewing areas, the schedule of events, the charities in the area that will benefit and the sponsor, Lanier Partners, visit http://www.lanierpartners.org .<br /> <br /> (AccessNorthGa.com's Ken Stanford contributed to this story.)<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
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