The Long Island Paddlers, Inc.


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:

Kayak Racing
When: April 22, 2014, 7:00pm
Where: Bay Shore/Brightwaters Public Library

There are many facets to the sport of kayak racing. Whether you are looking for the thrill of competition or just looking for a good brisk fitness workout, kayak racing might be for you. In the Northeast, on the Great lakes, in Hawaii or across the world in countries like South Africa and Australia, there are many races that feature kayaks of all kinds. Last year, the Riverhead Aquarium sponsored the first Paddle Battle Long Island Kayak and SUP Race. There were three distances (2.5, 5, & 12 miles) with different age categories to give all paddlers a chance to test themselves. Three Long Island Paddlers took home first place honors in their respective divisions.

One of those members, Scott Robertson, has been meeting with other members of the club on Monday nights during the summer, either on the Connetquot River or the Peconic River, to build stamina and speed for future races. Tonight, he will share his enthusiasm for racing and introduce us to his newest boat, a Stellar SR surf ski, a type of kayak used in many international races. Please join us.

Additional Meeting dates:

Building A Wooden Kayak
When: May 20, 2014, 7:00pm
Where: Bay Shore/Brightwaters Public Library

Join us tonight to learn how Frank Jackson, a long time member of the club, built his Chesapeake Light Craft Shearwater 17 Hybrid kayak some years back. Watch as he unpacks the boxes and builds his beautiful wooden boat from start to finish. You may leave the meeting with the idea of building your own wooden kayak this summer.