Sharkey Images: Blog en-us (Sharkey Images) Mon, 30 Jul 2018 05:47:00 GMT Mon, 30 Jul 2018 05:47:00 GMT Sharkey Images: Blog 96 120 PHOTOS: 2018 1000 Islands Charity Poker Run UPDATE:  7/30/18



I have reserved about 30+ images and sent them off to Ray Lee of Speedboat Magazine for publishing. Full coverage to appear in the September 2018 Print Issue of Speedboat Magazine..

Due to the nature of a Print Magazine, I will not be able to make those images available until the magazine is made available to the public.

All images sent to Magazine are available being as that is a Digital Magazine and is typically already published.

Anyone that is interested in preserving a Featured story or Magazine Cover of them, I produce them with many options available from Acrylic Laminated Prints, Wood Plaques, Glass & Metal.  See examples of these Custom Products : CLICK HERE.

5,300+ photos were shot during this event with coverage starting on Thursday morning at 9AM touring the Village of Clayton and the Antique Boat Museum and shot everything I passed along the way. If you were unable to attend this year, please feel free to browse those galleries and I am sure you will not want to miss it next year.

This event proved to be the "must do event" in the North East. Participants came in from all over the country including as far away as California and Washington to attend the event for a worthy cause.

The support the Make-A-Wish Foundation received at this event was incredible and I thank everyone that helped make that happenand even granting a wish that night.

Sharkey-Images would like to take this time to thank all of our generous sponsors for supporting us each year.

Special thanks to Mike Jurusz owner of Chef Mike's ABG , our new sponsor Empire Landscaping & Snow Services for their support for a private photo shoot in the picturesque 1000 Islands.

The 1000 Islands Charity Run in Clayton, NY was a new event for us this year and with the outpouring of positive responses from the Board of Directors and participants I have already been asked to cover this event next year . 

Special thanks to Courtney Rutherford of TAG Mechanical for his support along with Brand X Performance Marine, Chef Mike's ABG, Empire Landscaping & Snow ServicesSunsation Powerboats & Visual Imagination.

In addition, I would like to thank Publisher of Speedboat Magazine Ray Lee and professional Videographer & Photographer Todd Taylor for joining me on this event, as there was so much to cover throughout the entire 3 days, that me alone would not have been able to capture all it. Between the 3 of us we caught a lot of special memories for the Make A Wish Kids and the participants in the event. Looking forward to working with you on future events when possible.

Thank you Matt Trulio of Magazine for the amazing words you put together to describe the events happening, especially most in real time reporting. Much appreciation for all of your promotion for the event and Sharkey-Images.

A special thanks to Nolan Ferris and the entire Board of Directors who have been so instrumental in making this event the very best it can be and are looking to make even more improvements for next year.

Thank you all for attending and being so generous for the cause. 


Please CLICK ON the image below to view the photo galleries:



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PHOTOS: 2018 Shore Dreams For Kids A very successful day bringing smiles to everyone's faces under the beautiful blue sunny skies we were blessed with all day long while the kids enjoyed their carnival style picnic, games and of course their favorite part, the boat rides.

See all the captured moments by clicking the image below: 

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VIDEO: Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba "S.U.D.S." This year's event takes place September 15th, 2018.  SAVE THE DATE !!! 

Arcuri for SUDS is currently looking for Sponsors, Donations and Auction Items for their upcoming Fundraiser event for our Disabled Veterans.

Please take a moment to watch this short video explaining all about S.U.D.S. 

Contact information: 

Call 908.399.8231



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VIDEO: How to Place a Photo Order A short video of instructions and the steps it takes to place a photo order at 

There was an update last summer that revamped the entire Shopping experience on our site.  There are some key things that get pointed out in the video and what the customer should look for. 

Unfortunately the developers that revamped this E-commerce portion of the site must feel everyone today must know to look for a tiny arrow for a drop-down menu and expect to find a scrolling bar in an area that is not visible .  

We hope after viewing this instructional video you will have a much better understanding of how it works and in the end, have a better shopping experience.

If the video moves too fast for you, all instructions may be found here:

Thank you.

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Chef Mike's 4th of July Fireworks Happy 4th of July from Chef Mike: 

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VIDEO: 2018 OPA OCEAN CITY GRAND PRIX A short VIDEO of the  OPA offshore race in Ocean City, Maryland .

We would like to thank the Sponsors that helped make this edit possible. 

Brand X Performance Marine, Chef Mike's ABG, Mark Jameson Chimneys, Latham Marine, Miss Geico Racing & Poker Runs America Magazine 



To view all of the images from the day of racing PLEASE CLICK HERE

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2018 OPA Ocean City Grand Prix Photos With high temps reaching in the upper 80's with a slight breeze off the beach and a huge ground swell rolling in from offshore made for some dramatic images from the OPA Ocean City Grand Prix.

To view all of the images from the day of racing PLEASE CLICK HERE


Coverage by Speed on the Water : READ MORE HERE

Coverage by Poker Runs America Magazine READ MORE HERE

Official Results:  OPA RACING. ORG

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NJPBC Atlantic City Rally Photos Written by Eric Colby for

The New Jersey Powerboat Club held its annual Powerboat Rally to Atlantic City on Friday and the event had solid numbers and a long-awaited break in the weather.

“It was the first nice weekend we’ve had,” said NJPC president Dave Patnaude. “Spring has finally sprung.”

This year’s event had 30 boats and offered the fleet challenging conditions in the open ocean and smoother water on the inside. “Going back 20 years, the largest group was the offshore boats and now the 35 and 55-mph groups are growing,” said Patnaude.

The participants rode in a variety of boats including a 28’ Checkmate with twin Mercury Racing outboards, Bob Christie’s 34’ MTI catamaran powered by twin Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboards plus a Doug Wright cat with the same engines.

There were a number of Monterey cruisers including 


The weekend of events was dedicated in the Memory of Anthony Sauta whom passed away late last year. He may not have been there physically, but many know he was there in spirit... 

The below image was caught as the crew of Mark Munro were HIGH FIVING  themselves aboard the Doug Wright Catamaran powered by twin Mercury 400R outboards. The SELF HIGH FIVING was a known thing Anthony Sauta would do quite often when something cool happened to him.  

Passing across the bow of this boat at speed and managing to capture everyone's hands together at the same time and being center with the boat while everyone was looking into my lens was something I do not believe I did on my own. Anthony had to have helped in some way to make that all fall into place... 



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Sharkey's 2018 Event Schedule 2018 Schedule is finalized and it is going to be a splash of a Season !!!

Updated June 4th, 2018

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Sharkey-Images would like to take this time to thank all of our generous sponsors for supporting us each year.

Special thanks to Mike Jurusz owner of Chef Mike's ABG who has really stepped up his support over the last year.

We welcome our new sponsor Empire Landscaping & Snow Services for their support for a photo shoot in the picturesque 1000 Islands, Clayton, NY.

A new event for us this year is the 1000 Islands Charity Run in Clayton, NY.  An event in it's 2nd year and already has over 100 boats registered and many sponsors willing to support the photography for this event. Thanks to Courtney Rutherford of TAG Mechanical for his support along with Brand X Performance Marine, Chef Mike's ABG, Empire Landscaping & Snow ServicesSunsation Powerboats & Visual Imagination.

This is proving to be the "must do event" in the North East. Boats are coming in from all over the country to attend the event for a worthy cause.

A special thanks to Nolan Ferris and the entire Board of Directors who have been so instrumental in making this event the very best it can be.

New event added this year is the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital Fun Run Fundraiser in New Rochelle, NY Aug 1st.

As usual the Poker Run Season kicks off for NJ with the NJPBC Atlantic City Rally on June 15th followed up by the Operation Shore Fun for Veterans.

We have a real variety of events to cover this year from Boat Races, Poker Runs, Fundraisers, Special Needs Boat Rides as well as Veteran's Events.


Upon request, images will be submitted to  and  Poker Runs America for publication. 

Stay tuned, it's going to be one BIG photographic season!!!

June 4th Schedule Update: Photo shoots with David & Nicole Weschler with their 52' Outerlimits "Diggin It" have been been moved to the 1000 Islands in July.

With another commitment for the OPA Ocean City Race for Poker Runs America Magazine coming through for the same weekend as Erie's scheduled date, it was simply going to be way too much traveling in such a short period of time. To shoot on Friday and get on the road Saturday morning to head to Maryland was just not going to be possible. In addition, both owners will only be aboard the boat in the 1000 Islands. After much discussion, it has been decided to do all the shoots in the 1000 Islands prior to the 1000 Islands Charity Event. 

Removing the June and August dates frees up additional time I can spend in the 1000 Islands and if anyone else is arriving early for the Charity Run in the 1000 Islands and want to have a shoot done feel free to contact me. 

Additional date change is the Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba Fundraiser. New date is September 15th, 2018 

Next event NJPBC June 15th. Get signed up now before registration closes ...

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The Baker League Basketball 5-26-2018 Photos from games on Saturday May 26th, 2018 are currently being processed and uploaded. 

All images will be available through this link and prints are currently at 50% Off regular pricing.



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2018 OPA Pt Pleasant Beach Grand Prix  

Written by Johnny Saris of

Rough water and unseasonable humidity greeted the 30-boat fleet in the first race of the Offshore Powerboat Association yesterday in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., The Atlantic Ocean dished up solid four- to six-foot seas that made for plenty of big-air and fan friendly action.

Starting at noon, the first race of the day included Classes 5, 6 and 7. The Class 5 race was heated right from the beginning with RUFSTRCisco and Coastal Boat Sales going at it. RUFSTR edged out a lead over Cisco by the third lap and never looked back. Coastal Boat Salesmade a move on Cisco and were charging hard trying to catch RUFSTR but ran out of race.

Unfortunately, a GPS reading error disqualified Coastal Boat Sales, putting Cisco in second place.

“It was a great way to return to racing” said RUFSTR driver EJ Salamone. “We took a year off and I really missed it.”

The Class 6 race was also very tight from the green flag. Knot Guilty, with Rob and Ray Murk onboard. took immediate charge pulling out a lead over Smith Brothers and Liquid Addiction.

But slowly but surely, Smith Brothers started to gain ground on them, making their move with just a few laps to go.

“The boat ran great,” said Rich Smith, throttleman of Smith Brothers Racing. “I knew it had it in it, I just wanted to choose the right moment to make a move. We ran pretty easy the first few laps getting our wits about us. All in all, it felt great.”

Without question, Class 7 had the toughest time with the water conditions on course, but still delivered some seriously tight action. The seven-boat boat field put on an aerial show for the fans lining the beach and boardwalk.  READ MORE ....



NOTE: PHOTOS have all been uploaded....


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2018 OPA Offshore Pt. Pleasant Beach Grand Prix Parade You have got to remember , this is Jersey !!! No one is going to let a little dampness keeping you from carrying on your events .....

All photos from the annual Pt Pleasant Beach Grand Prix Parade are now online: CLICK HERE


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Brick High School 2018 Junior Prom Photos It was an honor to capture the moments of all the kids just prior to them leaving for their Junior Prom. They all looked stunning.

Parents, All images are available for purchase at 50% off discounted pricing for Professional Lab Prints that are printed on Professional Paper and will last a lifetime.

If you prefer to print the images on your own, contact me via email at and I will provide the password to Download the High Resolution Digital Files free of charge. 

Thank you for the opportunity to photograph this memorable event.

Please see ALL images by CLICKING HERE.

NOTE: If there are any images in this gallery you would like removed, please contact us and we will remove them as soon as possible...


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'17-'18 Brick Dragons Bowling Team Banquet at Chef Mikes ABG Photos Once again, Chef Mike's ABG hosts the Brick Dragons High School Bowling Team's  Awards Banquet

Food was simply amazing, as expected by Chef Mike's ABG and the staff was all hands on deck for this group.

Please checkout the photos from the event.

Images may either be downloaded from the site or you have the option to have them printed by our professional lab at minimal cost.

See all Photos CLICK HERE.


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New 2018 Sponsor Empire Landscaping


New for 2018 we welcome David & Nicole Weschler and their Erie, Pa. based company  "EMPIRE LANDSCAPING"  

They are the former owners of the Outerlimits Powerboat "SANDMAN" and from the first event they met Sharkey, he came back with some images of their boat that they were simply amazed by. They have been a great customers ever since. 

This year they decided to step up their support and become a sponsor  of Sharkey-Images. 

We cannot thank them enough for their generosity.

If you are in need of any Landscaping, Construction or Snow Services and you are in their servicing area, please do not hesitate to give them a call at 814.490.6611 or for more information:


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Established in 2012 after Superstorm Sandy, A Need We Feed  organization has been serving up meals for those in need.

Most recently in 2018, A Need We Feed  became an official 501-3C Charity Organization. 

On March 24th they held their first official fundraiser at Margarita's Mexican Restaurant in Toms River, NJ with a portion of their proceeds for the day were being donated to A Need We Feed

On March 31st, the organization with its many volunteers and the generosity of Enzo's Caffe' Italia providing them the location to prepare over 700 meals for Veterans, Homeless and those in need of a meal on this Easter weekend.

A large thank you to Chef Mike Juruzs of Chef Mike's ABG for welcoming Sharkey-Images in to cover their behind the scenes look at the generosity of so many volunteers caring for others and making sure they have a hot meal around the holiday seasons of Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. 


A special thanks to all of the sponsors supporting this organization and of course the amazing volunteers. 

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Video from 2017 Thanksgiving Dinners: 

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2018 Atlantic City Boat Show Photos You didn't make it to the Atlantic City Boat Show this year?  

Well courtesy of Coty MarineSunsation Powerboats and Miss Geico Racing we are able to provide you over 200 images to have a look around on what's new for 2018.

First thing I noticed since the last time I shot this event which dates back to 2015 is the entire AC Convention Center is back to being used at max capacity. 

This is sure a good sign that things are coming back in a big way... 

I am optimistic that the economy is bouncing back for the upcoming years.

Enjoy the show....


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VIDEO: Blizzard 2018 Conditions on the barrier island from Seaside Park to Bay Head, NJ


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In Memory of Anthony Sauta Just hours ago I learned that my long time friend Anthony Sauta had suddenly passed away.

The man was simply just one of "The Good Guys". 

He was one that was always there for me and anyone else. 

Just weeks ago we had a very long talk. He spoke of his mom passing and how she lived her life 100 mph up until the day she had passed. 

We both seem to agree, that is the way to live because there is no guarantee that we will live to see tomorrow.

I told him how much I was impressed with how much he has accomplished in life. With everyone that worked for him has been around a very long time and are like family.  I asked, "Just how do you do it?" He goes onto tell me that he surrounds himself with good people. 

He loved every person that worked for him, and I got to see that first hand when he asked to come shoot his corporate Christmas Party in 2014. He would hold the event in a ballroom at a hotel and made sure everyone had a room to stay the night so no one would have to drive home.

I will always remember the great rides we had in his Outerlimits, and the suggestions he gave me on shooting his boat when I was just starting out. 

I carry his advice on every shoot since then. 

With his passing, he is leaving a huge void in many of us. I know it will take some time, but we need to be strong and celebrate Anthony's life.

He is certainly going to be missed by so many people .

Enjoy these photos of Anthony's memories. He always said he was glad to have me around to capture the moments, because in the end, all we have is the 

memories to look back on... 

Godspeed Anthony.... I was so lucky to have known you....

God bless the Sauta family and friends....




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King of Offshore Reggie Fountain Documentary With the upcoming record attempt on the horizon early next year, I thought itbwoukd be a good time to reflect back at Reggie’s history.


Watch the full series of the documentary on Reggie Fountain by American Performance Media 

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