Commentary—Event Schedule Conflict Resolution
From Memorial Day through Labor Day, there are 12 weekends in any given boating season, at least in locales that have proper seasons meaning cold snowy winters and hot humid summers. That means, given the hundreds of organized go-fast boating events across the country each summer, there is bound to be some overlap. So having two to three events during the same weekend, especially in July and August, is common.
Common as it is in the go-fast boating world, event overlap is something conscientious organizers work to avoid. Photo from the 2018 Ray Nuchereno Memorial Poker Run courtesy/copyright Jeff Helmkamp/Helmkamp Photos.
Take the weekend of August 9-11, for example. Joining Skater Fest, an annual weekend-long homage to the vaunted catamaran brand in Michigan hosted by Skater aficionado Ron Szolack, and the Ray Nuchereno Memorial Poker Run in Buffalo, N.Y., on the calendar is the Outerlimits Factory Fun Run. The Bristol, R.I. custom V-bottom builder announced the event yesterday.
Could the company have chosen another weekend for its first celebration of the Outerlimits brand and family of customers under its new sole owner, Brian McLaughlin? In theory, yes, but in practice it’s not that easy.
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