SPECIAL EVENTS: MANHATTAN CIRCUMNAVIGATION LATEST NEWS
REGISTRATION FOR 2016 IS CLOSED.
Please join us next year.
2016 manhattan circumnavigation JULY 9 (Rain date: 7/10)
From the first circumnavigation in 2004 organized and sponsored by Yonkers Paddling andRowing Club members Steve Blumling and Jerry Blackstone, the event has grown each year. In2015 we hosted the biggest ever with 157 paddlers from dozens of states, and from countriesas far away as Germany and Brazil. The event was covered by WCBS-TV. The paddle hascome to represent and celebrate the public’s increasing interaction with a more environmentallyhealthy New York City waterfront and Hudson River
The Circumnavigation is open to all who qualify; club membership is not required; out-of-towners are welcomed. Kayakers can socialize, exercise, take pictures and explore during this 30 mile excursion.
Careful planning means that the current helps rather than opposes the paddlers. Safety of a large group is enhanced via general marine radio use; a safety boat escort and Coast Guard notification.
Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club joins with other New York area paddling clubs to carry on this annual tradition. YPRC will be the lead sponsor and Sebago Canoe Club (SCC), Inwood Canoe Club (ICC) and the New York City Water Trail Association (NYCWTA) will co-sponsor. The American Canoe Association (ACA) will provide liability insurance.
The 2016 Manhattan Circumnavigation will take place on Saturday, July 9, 2016
Launch from 6:00 -7:30 AM from Dyckman Street Beach on Hudson River, located just north of La Marina Restaurant at 348 Dyckman St. Inwood.
Raindate: Sunday, July 10, 2016
REGISTRATION AND FEES
ACA Member $60 non-refundable registration fee*
Non-ACA Member: $65 (includes purchase of ACA $5 single day insurance).
*ACA Insurance Required: Proof of membership or a $5 single day insurance.
If you would like to join us on July 9, be sure to also plan for rain date, July 10.
Please register here:
On July 9 paddlers will meet at Dyckman Street on the Hudson River. The beach that we use is adjacent to the La Marina Restaurant at 348 Dyckman St. This is at the northern end of Manhattan in an area called: Inwood.
Arrive between 5:30 AM and 7:30 AM
CIRCUMNAVIGATION FLOAT PLAN/SCHEDULE
5:30-7:30AM Check-in; unload boat and gear and then park
Registration opens at 5:30am and closes at 7:30am.
5:30 - 6AM Registration for Slow /Meditative Paddlers
6 - 7:30AM Registration for all others
6:00AM Slow /Meditative pods launch, paddle south on Hudson River
7:30AM sharp! Launch; Paddle south on Hudson River
10:35-11:30AM Cross Battery and head east and then north along east side of East River
1:00PM Arrive at Hallets Cove for lunch
2:30PM Launch from Hallets; Cross East River to west bank;
Head north on west side of Hell Gate
Continue north on the the Harlem River
5:15PM Arrive at Swindler Cove/Peter Sharpe Boathouse
6:30PM Return to Dyckman St beach
When your kayak and gear is packed back on your car you may want to celebrate at a nearby party hosted by the Inwood Canoe Club.
This 30 mile excursion around Manhattan is not a race. It is a chance for kayakers to socialize, exercise, explore and take pictures. But at all times we need to stay alert since this is a busy waterway.
QUESTIONS or COMMENTS?
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