Date: 08/19/2014 @ 7:00pm
Where: Bay Shore/Brightwaters Public Library
Program: TRAK Kayaks
Upcoming paddles and events
CLUB PADDLES & EVENTS
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.
The 2014 Maggie Fischer Memorial Great South Bay Cross Bay Swim will be held on August 1, 2014. The starting time is approximately 0800.
Our Swim course will be similar to those of the past few years, a little over 5.25 miles. We will start near the Lighthouse Dock.
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. Sunset is occurs at 7:55PM and the moonrise is at 7:45PM. Lights required.
Since part of our trip will occur after dark lights will be required.
We start at the dam at the north end of Stump pond(new Millpond) and end up in the pond(Phillips Millpond) by the mill just up river from Paul T Givens park. It’s a spot quite unlike any other on Long Island and definitely a gem. The narrow, winding, obstacle laden and fast moving water will challenge your skills too ! Be prepared to get in and out of your boat often. Reservations a must.
Email email@example.com We are limited to 10 boats so please reserve your spot early. Canoes or small boats only. No long sea kayaks. Cleanup equipment and bags are provided. Gloves and UV sunglasses or hat are recommended. Must wear PFD and extra clothes are suggested. Bring a light lunch or snack for a stop midway.
We will stop at Bellport Beach to have lunch (concession stand and rest rooms should be open) and frolic on the beach and ocean waves. We will then backtrack to the take-out at Smith Point Marina.