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Disclaimer
The Long Island Paddlers is not a professional paddling organization.  Our members coordinate paddles for their own enjoyment and the enjoyment of the rest of the paddling community.  Skill sessions, while a great way to learn, are not run by professional instructors.  The trip coordinators are not professional guides or instructors.  Many of them are highly skilled and experienced paddlers, but they do not have any professional credentials.  You choose to join the Long Island Paddlers coordinated trips at your own risk.    The use of alcohol and drugs on club paddles is prohibited

Paddling is a lot of fun, but there are certain guidelines and rules that should be followed.  First, read about Trip Levels to make sure you are capable of completing the paddle trip as planned.  Second, read Paddling Guidelines so that you know what equipment is necessary for a safe and successful paddle.  If you wish to bring a non-member as a guest, please contact the trip leader directly before the trip.

All trips are subject to weather conditions.  Trip leaders will notify all attendees of any changes reflecting the trip via email.

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August 2015

 
Title:
Lower Peconic River Afternoon Paddle 6
 
Date:
Wednesday 08/05/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Glenn Schafer assisted by Mary Schafer
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  

We will paddle down the Peconic River out into Flanders Bay toward Goose Creek Point and explore Reeves Bay before returning back to our launch point.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Pizza paddle second try
 
Date:
Thursday 08/06/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Alan Mindlin
 
Details:
Trip limited to 25 attendees.  Please do not sign up unless you really intend to go. I will need all payments given to me at least 2 weeks prior. If you can not attend you have till the Monday prior to cancel and get a refund. No one who has not payed will be permitted to attend. You do not have to paddle to attend but can arrive after 8:00 to have pizza with the group. Bathroom on premises. If it is windy we will have 2 groups. Lights are mandatory.Diner will be at 8:20PM. - See more at: http://www.lipaddlers.org/trips/index#sthash.DiU8nY50.dpuf
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Kayak with Whales
 
Date:
Friday 08/07/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Dennis Grieser
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  kayaking with the whales-Quebec
Call or email me and I will forward details
516-695-6403 cell
dg7549@verizon.net
 
Skill:
Level 3/4
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Swim Across America
 
Date:
Saturday 08/08/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Barry Goldblatt assisted by Kenneth Fink
 
Details:
Trip limited to 30 attendees.  Join other club paddlers and escort swimmers who last year raised over $700,000 given to local cancer research, treatment and education. The event is followed by an incredable breakfast.
 
Skill:
N/A
 
Endurance:
N/A
 
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Title:
Bellport Bay/Bellport Beach
 
Date:
Sunday 08/09/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Chiara Nuzzo assisted by Emilio Sosa
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  Put-in to Bellport Bay from the Smith Point Marina. We will head west along the salt marshes of Fire Island past the New Inlet and land at lovely Bellport Beach. We'll have a leisurely lunch on the beach with option for an ocean swim. Sorry, no skinny-dipping.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
2015 USCA National Canoe and Kayak Championships
 
Date:
Tuesday 08/11/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
TBA
 
Details:
 This is the USCA's premier event. It is the oldest and largest of its kind in North America. Racers of all ages come from the U.S, Canada and abroad for multiple days of top level competition.

These true championships give racers the unique chance to compete in kayaks, canoes and SUPs against their own age groups at both sprint and marathon distances. It is possible to race on 5 separate days!
 
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N/A
 
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Title:
Port Jefferson Harbor to Conscience Bay
 
Date:
Tuesday 08/11/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Lynne Basileo assisted by Vincent Basileo
 
Details:
Trip limited to 12 attendees.  Paddle Port Jefferson Harbor to Pirate’s Cove, then crossing the channel through The Narrows into Conscience Bay. At the very end of Conscience Bay is a beautiful waterfall that is part of the Frank Melville Memorial Park. Nice photo opportunity! After leaving Conscience Bay, paddle back to the put-in at Port Jefferson. We will stop for lunch either before or just after visiting the waterfall, depending on the time and the tide. Must be able to paddle approximately 9-10 miles. Bring lunch, snacks, water, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, PFD/whistle (required), pump, paddle float, paddling jacket—depending on weather.
Rain or t-storms cancels
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated A & B & C
 
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Title:
Skill Session
 
Date:
Friday 08/14/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Christopher Scalisi assisted by Mike Matty
 
Details:
Trip limited to 12 attendees.  Friday evening skill session at Alhambra beach.
 
Skill:
N/A
 
Endurance:
N/A
 
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Title:
Connetquot River Paddle
 
Date:
Saturday 08/15/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Emilio Sosa
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  Depart the put in by 10:30 AM and paddle north. We will cross the river to Oakdale and paddle up the canals and pop back onto the river south of Dowling College. Then follow the east shore to the north end of the river and paddle around some of the islands there. We will then paddle down along the west shore past the Bayard Cutting Arboretum. We will then continue down the east shore past the put in to Nichols Island for lunch. After lunch we can explore a creek by Timber Point Park. We will then return to the put in
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A & B
 
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Title:
Smith Point to Bellport Village Dock
 
Date:
Saturday 08/22/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki
 
Details:
Trip limited to 16 attendees.  Will leave from the Smith Point Marina, paddle west into Bellport Bay straddling the South Shore of Bellport. The group will then continue along the south shore to Bellport Village Dock (Bellport Yacht Club) for a lunch/rest stop. The area has a port-lav, two gazebos (1 large, a small), open field for Frisbee etc. and a small beach. Will then return to Smith Point Marina.
In case of adverse paddling conditions in Bellport Bay, the alternate plan is to paddle up the Carmans River with a stop at Indian Landing and optional nature trail hike.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Lower Peconic River Afternoon Paddle 7
 
Date:
Wednesday 08/26/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Glenn Schafer assisted by Mary Schafer
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  

We will paddle down the Peconic River out into Flanders Bay toward Goose Creek Point and explore Reeves Bay before returning back to our launch point.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Full Moon Paddle Stony Brook Harbor
 
Date:
Friday 08/28/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
James Gibney assisted by Chi-Chi GIBNEY
 
Details:
Trip limited to 20 attendees.  Join us for a relaxed full moon paddle in Stony Brook Harbor. LIGHTS ARE REQUIRED!
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Nissequogue River Paddle
 
Date:
Sunday 08/30/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Emilio Sosa assisted by Chiara Nuzzo
 
Details:
Trip limited to 11 attendees.  Depart the put in at 10:30 am. Paddle across to the Eastern shore from the put in. Then follow the east shore it down to the County Park south of 25. Paddle to the mill pond and then Stop for lunch Then catch the outgoing tide and paddle along the western shore back to the put in
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A & B
 
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September 2015

 
Title:
Lower Peconic River Afternoon Paddle 8
 
Date:
Wednesday 09/02/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Glenn Schafer assisted by Mary Schafer
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  

We will paddle down the Peconic River out into Flanders Bay toward Goose Creek Point and explore Reeves Bay before returning back to our launch point.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Smith Point Marina to Osprey Park
 
Date:
Saturday 09/05/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki
 
Details:
Trip limited to 16 attendees.  Leave from Smith Point Marina. Will paddle east along the south coast of Mastic and up part-way into the Forge River to Osprey Park. This is a small park recently developed by Brookhaven Town. Although small and no concession, it does have restrooms, a shaded gazebo with tables, benches, fishing piers, and adequate beach front to spread-out and relax. Afterwards return to Smith Point via same route.
Trip length is about 10-12 miles.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Lower Peconic River Afternoon Paddle 9
 
Date:
Wednesday 09/09/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Glenn Schafer assisted by Mary Schafer
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  

We will paddle down the Peconic River out into Flanders Bay toward Goose Creek Point and explore Reeves Bay before returning back to our launch point.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
LI Paddlers' Fall Picnic
 
Date:
Saturday 09/12/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Paul Giwoyna assisted by Michele Posillico
 
Details:
 Our annual fall picnic with several paddles in the morning followed a delicious catered lunch. Members will have three options. There will be a skills' session starting at 10:00 AM at Indian Island County Park. At the same time, there will be one trip beginning in downtown Riverhead on the Peconic River and another at Birch Creek. Afterwards, we will all gather at the picnic area for another delicious Costco lunch.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A & B
 
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Title:
Lower Peconic River Afternoon Paddle 10
 
Date:
Wednesday 09/16/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Glenn Schafer assisted by Mary Schafer
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  

We will paddle down the Peconic River out into Flanders Bay toward Goose Creek Point and explore Reeves Bay before returning back to our launch point.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Hallock Bay to Gardiners Bay
 
Date:
Saturday 09/19/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Steven Berner assisted by Kristin Costa
 
Details:
Trip limited to 20 attendees.  My annual paddle around Orient Beach State Park.
 
Skill:
N/A
 
Endurance:
N/A
 
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Title:
Great Peconic Race
 
Date:
Sunday 09/20/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
TBA
 
Details:
 Great Peconic Race-2015 Sign-in starts at 7:00 am and first launch at 9:00 am. Individual or 2 person relay teams are welcome to compete.

19 miles full course
11 miles half course
Relay Approximately – 11 miles (1st leg) – 8 mile (2nd leg)

Location
The Great Peconic Race will begin and end at Wades Beach on Shelter Island, NY.

Race Day Schedule
Time Limit – 7 hour limit to complete course. Chase boats and timing will finish after 7 hours.
7:00 – 7:45 am – Sign-in
7:50 am – Mandatory Captains Meeting
8:15 am to 9:00 am – Staggered Start by Craft Type
11:00 am – Finish Line Open by Timers. 4:00 pm – Race Ends
12:30 to 5:00 pm – Race Awards, Lunch and hang out
Award Ceremonies

Great Peconic Race 2014
Medals will be given to all that finish the race. Prize money/trophies, sponsored gifts and raffle prizes will be awarded.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated A & B & C & D
 
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Title:
Upper Carmans River trip
 
Date:
Sunday 09/20/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
John Giuffre
 
Details:
Trip limited to 20 attendees.  We will paddle the Upper Carmans River to Southaven park. This trip requires a shuttle from the put in at Yaphank to the park. There will be a lunch stop at the dam. Allow three hours for the trip.
 
Skill:
Level 1
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
The Creeks of Little Flanders Bay
 
Date:
Sunday 09/27/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Chiara Nuzzo assisted by Emilio Sosa
 
Details:
Trip limited to 12 attendees.  We will poke about the lovely creeks and salt marshes of Little Flanders Bay at a leisurely pace: Birch, Mill, and Hubbard. Lunch on Cow Yard Beach overlooking the Bay.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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October 2015

 
Title:
Ct River weekend trip
 
Date:
Friday 10/02/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Alan Mindlin
 
Details:
Trip limited to 24 attendees.  Group trip to Ct to paddle the Ct river, and Thimble Islands. Since it is early fall the leaves are changing so the scenery should be beautiful.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Lower Carmans River
 
Date:
Saturday 10/10/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Chiara Nuzzo assisted by Emilio Sosa
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  Put-in at the new Carmans River Canoe & Kayak off Montauk Hwy in Brookhaven. Scenic paddle through Wertheim Wildlife Refuge to mouth of river for a leisurely beach lunch.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Connetquot River
 
Date:
Sunday 10/25/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Chiara Nuzzo assisted by Emilio Sosa
 
Details:
Trip limited to 12 attendees.  The Connetquot is a wide, pretty river with many options for paddling. Plans will be finalized closer to the day of paddle but might include a trip up-and-down river, including past Bayard Cutting Arboretum and through the Grand Canal or across and down-river to the creek along the old military academy (great for bird lovers). We'll have a rest/lunch on a nice little beach near the golf course.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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November 2015

 
Title:
Jones Beach Jaunt
 
Date:
Saturday 11/21/2015    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Chiara Nuzzo assisted by Emilio Sosa
 
Details:
Trip limited to 8 attendees.  We'll put in at Jones Beach Field 10 (bay side) for a leisurely poke around the north shore of Jones Beach island to enjoy the salt marsh landscape as winter approaches. We will head west to Short Beach/Coast Guard Station to enjoy lunch and a walk. We will then return east, and possibly into Zachs Bay.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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