The Long Island Paddlers, Inc.
 

MEETING SCHEDULE

Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at the Bay Shore/Brightwaters Public Library from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Located at : 1 South Country Road, Brightwaters, NY 11718  (Click here for Directions)

As always, refreshments are served after the meeting

Next Meeting:

Sarah Outen: A Human Powered 20,000 Mile Journey
When: March 17, 2015, 7:00pm
Where: Bay Shore/Brightwaters Public Library

In 2009, the then twenty-four year old British athlete and adventurer, Sarah Outen, set out from Fremantle, Western Australia, on 1 April 2009 in her 19ft boat called Serendipity. She rowed for 124 days, 14 hours and 9 minutes before arriving at Bois des Amourettes, on the island of Mauritius, on 3 August 2009. She was the first woman to attempt the crossing single-handedly, and only the fourth person to ever complete a solo crossing. Her first book, A Dip in the Ocean: Rowing Solo Across The Indian Ocean was published by Summersdale on 7 February 2011. Her journey raised more than £30,000 for two charities, Arthritis Care and Arthritis Research Campaign. She dedicated the crossing to the memory of her father who died in 2006. She was elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society shortly afterwards and awarded three Guinness World Records for her crossing.

London2London: Via the World

On 1 April 2011, Outen set off on her current expedition called "London2London: Via the World". She will row, cycle and kayak her way eastward from London around the world, ending back in London, sharing stories about the adventure and experience along the way. The 20,000 miles (32,000 km) journey, originally scheduled to take 2.5 years to complete, is in its fourth year. To date, she has paddled across the English Channel, cycled across Europe and Asia, kayaked to Japan, rowed across the Pacific, and kayaked 1,500 miles along the Aleutian Islands with Justine Curgenven, who filmed a documentary of this portion of the trip. She is currently cycling across across North America and Canada to Cape Cod, where she plans to depart in her attempt to row across the North Atlantic Ocean to the UK.

Join us at our March General Membership Meeting to find out what keeps Sarah going through deserts, over mountains, across rough seas, an in temperatures as low as -50 agrees F. In the meantime, follow her progress towards New York at http://www.sarahouten.com/the-mission/journey-tracker/ .