2015 manhattan circumnavigation AUGUST 22 (Rain date: 8/23)
Each summer since 2004 Steve Blumling and Jerry Blackstone have organized a paddle around Manhattan Island: An Annual Manhattan Circumnavigation. In recent years Margrethe Horlyck-Romanovsky and Phil Giller have joined this team. The trip has grown: from 17 paddlers in 2004 to 101 paddlers in 2014.
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 2015 Manhattan Circumnavigation will take place on Saturday, August 22, 2015
Launch at 9:45 AM from Dyckman Street Beach on Hudson River, located just north of La Marina Restaurant at 348 Dyckman St. Inwood.
Raindate: Sunday, August 23
REGISTRATION AND FEES
Fee: $25 non-refundable registration fee
ACA Insurance Required: Proof of membership or a $5 single day insurance.
If you would like to join us on August 22, (Be sure to also plan for rain date, August 23),
Please register here:
On August 22 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 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM
CIRCUMNAVIGATION FLOAT PLAN/SCHEDULE
7:30-9:00AM Check-in; unload boat and gear and then park
Registration opens at 7:30am and closes at 9:00am.
9:45AM sharp! Launch; Paddle south on Hudson River
12:05–12:15AM Cross Battery and head east and then north along east side of East River
2:30PM Arrive at Hallets Cove for lunch
4:00PM Launch from Hallets; Cross East River to west bank;
Head north on west side of Hell Gate
Continue north on the the Harlem River
6:45PM Arrive at Swindler Cove/Peter Sharpe Boathouse
8:00PM 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.
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