On August 22, 2015, 155 kayakers launched from Tubby Hook on the Hudson River. The kayakers paddled down the Hudson, across the Battery and up the East River. After a break at Hallet's Cover, the group proceeded across Hell's Gate and up the Harlem River to the Spuyten Duyvil and returned to Tubby Hook. The event was sponsored by YPRC and organized by YPRC members Jerry Blackstone, Steve Blumling, Margrethe Horlyck-Romanovsky, Phil Giller, Lee Reiser and Bill Dennison. Ground support was provided by Long Island Community Boathouse and Inwood Canoe Club and many other volunteers. Stops where made at Pier 40 (Houston Street), Hallet's Cove / Socrates Sculpture Park (Long Island City) and Peter Sharpe Boathouse at Swindlers Cove.
“Great day today! So many Kayakers (and one SUP)! A tremendous amount of planning went into today's trip to make it safe and enjoyable! Thank you! Already looking forward to next year!! 🚣😊”
“Thank you for a great event, Steve and Jerry! And our safety boats and jet-skis did a wonderful job keeping us safe.”
“Thank you Circ Team for hosting another incredible event for MC-2015! I'm still euphoric about the whole experience, mostly 'cause the ibuprofen's still working. ;) While I sort, convert and process my (800) images, I just wanted to share this image that imo, expresses how we felt, yesterday! :) Still pushing you guys to hit 1000 next year!"
“Thank you to everyone who put so much time into planning and organizing this event. It was an amazing experience and you made it possible!”
“Awesome time. Thanks to all the organizers and the volunteers for making this event a success. So glad I participated.
It was a great day!!!!!
"Incredible paddle; perfect day!!! Many sincere thanks to all who made this possible!!!"
"It was fun! Thank you for organizing it!"
"A great trip thanks to all that organized this and the amazing volunteers for all you did."
"I want everyone at YPRC to know how much I appreciate their allowing me to participate in Saturday’s event. It was unbelievable and something I will never forget. Everything about it was amazing. The leaders were so supportive and generous. Frankly, I don’t know how you pulled it off so well with that many paddlers. The downside is that everyone loved it so much, you will probably have even more participants next time.
Kudos to all of you for a superb job. And by the way, thanks for arranging such perfect weather."
"I just wanted to express my gratitude for experiencing such a wonderful, exciting and fun day yesterday!! A special thanks to Lee Reisner for all the effort he put into the day as well as all the planning. He ran a safe and efficient trip. I was especially impressed how he managed the group on the water. Thanks too for all the guides that made me feel safe and held the group together. Having been in a leadership position I know how hard a job it is especially with so many paddlers on the water.
Again, thanks for a great day, it will be long remembered."
"Thank you for an amazing experience."
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"As a third consecutive year participant in this event, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all those who made it possible…..the planning and execution of such an event takes months of planning. And while there was a glitch or two, the overall event went well…and we were blessed with great weather! My hat's off to all the volunteers who helped make the 2015 Manhattan Circumnavigation successful. Kayaking around the entire Island of Manhattan…pretty impressive!"
"You guys are the absolute best. Kudos to you for pulling it off once again, this time even bigger!!!!
Good stuff!!! Thanks again! I can only imagine the effort you put in. Our Inwood and LIC kayak clubs deserve so much thanks too!!"
"super trip great time thanks lots!"
"Hey! Even I enjoyed it!"