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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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May 2016

 
Title:
West Neck Beach to Caumsett Lagoon
 
Date:
Tuesday 05/24/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Christopher Scalisi assisted by Robert Hansen
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  West neck beach in Huntington to the Lagoon at Caumsett. (The sand hole). Good paddle for novices, no spray skirt will be required. If weather gets rough we will do an alternate paddle.
 
Skill:
Level 1
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Blue Angel paddle
 
Date:
Thursday 05/26/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Alan Mindlin
 
Details:
Trip limited to 18 attendees.  meet at parking lot 10 instead of Alhabra beach. High tide is later so I do not want us to paddle against the tide going home.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Dinner paddle in Stony Brook Harbor
 
Date:
Sunday 05/29/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Jose Sola assisted by Fred Hosage, Jr.
 
Details:
Trip limited to 15 attendees.  Easy late afternoon paddle in Stony Brook Harbor. Planning to ride the tide in to the head of the harbor. Easy paddle, beautiful scenery, gorgeous homes, lots of beautiful shore birds, and amazing grass islands.
Bring a sandwich to have dinner at one of the small beaches on the way back.


 
Skill:
Level 1
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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June 2016

 
Title:
Wertheim NWR Annual Open House
 
Date:
Saturday 06/04/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Dan Di Giovanni assisted by Donna Di Giovanni
 
Details:
 Once again, we have been invited to set up a club table at Wertheim's annual open house. In addition, they are looking for volunteers to assist visitors getting in and out of kayaks/canoes as well as on-water supervision.

 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
South Shore Blueway Trail Launch Event at Bay Park County Park
 
Date:
Saturday 06/04/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Chiara Nuzzo assisted by Alan Mindlin
 
Details:
Trip limited to 100 attendees.  Join the paddling community at the inaugural paddle of the grand opening of the South Shore Blueway water trail. A short, celebratory paddle from Bay Park to Hewlett Point Park launches at approximately 10 a.m. Other activities run from 10 am to 2 pm.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Blueway trail 2nd paddle
 
Date:
Saturday 06/04/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Alan Mindlin assisted by Chiara Nuzzo
 
Details:
Trip limited to 25 attendees.  Sometime after the first photo paddle the group will go out on the trail. We will play it be ear. First paddle of day is only 1.5 -2 miles.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Skills Session- On the Water
 
Date:
Saturday 06/11/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Christopher Scalisi
 
Details:
Trip limited to 8 attendees.  This year there will be four separate classes. Each instructor will be post what they will teach. I will do a beginner skills from 9 to 11AM. Only sign on to one class. If you change make sure you remove yourself first.
 
Skill:
N/A
 
Endurance:
N/A
 
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Title:
Spring picnic on water paddle strokes skills session
 
Date:
Saturday 06/11/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Colin Mullen
 
Details:
Trip limited to 10 attendees.  Centerport Beach spring picnic on water paddle strokes skills session 9:00-11:00 AM
 
Skill:
N/A
 
Endurance:
N/A
 
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Title:
Spring Picnic Skills
 
Date:
Saturday 06/11/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Tom Auer
 
Details:
Trip limited to 8 attendees.  Low Brace clinic, keeping upright, edging, low brace turn, sculling brace. Attendees should be able to wet exit.
 
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N/A
 
Endurance:
N/A
 
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Title:
2016 Spring Picnic Skills Class - Edging and Turning
 
Date:
Saturday 06/11/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Mike Matty
 
Details:
Trip limited to 8 attendees.  This class will review the basics of edging and demonstrate how and why it assists us to make our boats turn easier and faster. We will also explore how to edge and turn our boats in wind and waves. This class will focus on forward and reverse sweep strokes but we will also touch on high and low brace turns.

Participants need to be very comfortable with wet exists. Spray skirts are advised but not mandatory.
 
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N/A
 
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N/A
 
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Title:
Ray Smith Memorial Spring Picnic
 
Date:
Saturday 06/11/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Paul Giwoyna assisted by Michele Posillico
 
Details:
Trip limited to 100 attendees.  Our annual spring picnic to kick off the paddling season. There will be at least two paddles in the morning and the afternoon from Centerport Beach with paddles into Huntington Bay, Northport Harbor, and Centerport Harbor. Watch for them to be posted.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A & B
 
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Title:
PIcnic Paddle - Northport Harbor
 
Date:
Saturday 06/11/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki assisted by Jahzeel Payano
 
Details:
Trip limited to 20 attendees.  What a better way to work up an appetite for the Picnic than to paddle into and around Northport Harbor.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Picnic Paddle - Huntington Lighthouse
 
Date:
Saturday 06/11/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Steven Berner
 
Details:
 Paddle from Centerport Beach, west along the shoreline, around the point, to Huntington Lighthouse.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A & B
 
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Title:
Picnic Paddle Centerport Harbor
 
Date:
Saturday 06/11/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Barry Goldblatt
 
Details:
Trip limited to 15 attendees.  A nice relaxing paddle around the harbor.
 
Skill:
Level 1
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Picnic Paddle - Huntington Lighthouse
 
Date:
Saturday 06/11/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Steven Berner
 
Details:
 See morning paddle.
 
Skill:
N/A
 
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N/A
 
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Title:
Picnic paddle Centerport Harbor
 
Date:
Saturday 06/11/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Barry Goldblatt
 
Details:
Trip limited to 15 attendees.  An after lunch relaxing paddle around Centerport Harbor
 
Skill:
Level 1
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Bellport Bay Paddle
 
Date:
Wednesday 06/15/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Jahzeel Payano assisted by Steven Berner
 
Details:
Trip limited to 6 attendees.  6 miles round trip from Bellport Marina around Ridge Island stopping at John Boyle Island for lunch and possibly clamming before heading back.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Bullhead Bay to Scallop Pond
 
Date:
Saturday 06/18/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Steven Berner assisted by David Shwide
 
Details:
Trip limited to 20 attendees.  Our annual trip to Southampton to paddle a very unique waterway.
 
Skill:
Level 1
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Father's Day in Stony Brook Harbor
 
Date:
Sunday 06/19/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
James Gibney assisted by Chi-Chi GIBNEY
 
Details:
Trip limited to 20 attendees.  Join us for an easy-does-it paddle within Stony Brook Harbor.
 
Skill:
Level 1
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Smith Point to Osprey Park
 
Date:
Saturday 06/25/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki assisted by Emilio Sosa
 
Details:
Trip limited to 13 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. Return trip could be choppy depending upon afternoon wind.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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July 2016

 
Title:
The Creeks of Little Flanders Bay
 
Date:
Saturday 07/09/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Steven Berner assisted by Kristin Costa
 
Details:
Trip limited to 20 attendees.  A leisurely paddle along the north shore of the South Fork exploring Birch Creek, Mill Creek, and Hubbard Creek with a lunch break on Cow Yard Beach.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Flanders Bay Grand Tour
 
Date:
Saturday 07/16/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki assisted by Helen Horton
 
Details:
Trip limited to 15 attendees.  This trip is a circumnavigation of Flanders Bay. Leaving out of the Birch Creek put-in, we will paddle in a counter-clockwise direction to/past the following way-points: Mill Creek, Cow Yard Beach, Red Cedar Point, Simmons Point, Indian Island Park, Iron Point, Reeves Bay, Goose Point, then back to Birch Creek. Note: the crossing from Red Cedar Point to Simmons Point is about a one-mile open water paddle and could be choppy depending on wind conditions. Rest stops will be made along the way as needed along with a lunch break (Simmons Point or Indian Island, depending on time; Simmons Point is a good place to swim/lunch/chill). Weather conditions may, of course, alter plans.
Helen Horton will be assisting and has offered her house as another put-in. Please arrive there by 9:00 A.M. More information to follow.
Refer to attachment for planned route.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Conscience Bay
 
Date:
Friday 07/22/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
James Gibney assisted by Chi-Chi GIBNEY
 
Details:
Trip limited to 20 attendees.  Please join us for a picturesque Friday paddle from Setauket Harbor into Conscience Bay.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Fourth Annual Paddle Battle
 
Date:
Saturday 07/30/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Dan Di Giovanni assisted by Donna Di Giovanni
 
Details:
 The Riverhead Aquarium's Fourth Annual Kayak, Canoe, SUP Race is looking for help on the course in case one of the participants gets in trouble. We are also looking for volunteers to help out at an information table for the club.
 
Skill:
Level 2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Swim escort / West Neck Beach, Huntington
 
Date:
Sunday 07/31/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Barry Goldblatt assisted by Kenneth Fink
 
Details:
Trip limited to 30 attendees.  Join me escorting swimmers racing and raising money to provide swim lessons to children who could not otherwise afford them.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Annual Adirondack Adventure 2016
 
Date:
Sunday 07/31/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Steven Berner assisted by Paul Giwoyna
 
Details:
Trip limited to 20 attendees.  Our annual trip to the middle of the Adirondacks to paddle rivers, creeks, and lakes - ahhh, fresh water!
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A & B
 
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August 2016

 
Title:
Swim Across America / swim escort
 
Date:
Saturday 08/06/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Barry Goldblatt assisted by Kenneth Fink
 
Details:
Trip limited to 40 attendees.  Join me escorting a group of dedicated swimmers who last year raised over half a million dollars for cancer research, treatment and education.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Smith Point Marina to Great Gun Marina
 
Date:
Saturday 08/13/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki
 
Details:
Trip limited to 15 attendees.  Will be paddling out of Smith Point Marina, crossing over to Fire Island, then paddle east along the Smith Point County Park coastline. Time permitting, will explore some of the bird sanctuary islands along the way (Pattersquash Island, New Made Island…). Will then continue to Great Gun Marina for a stay for up to an hour. There’s no concession but the restrooms will be open. You have a choice of relaxing either on the bay side or the ocean side (a boardwalk connects the marina to the ocean beach). Will then return to the take-out at Smith Point Marina.
See attachment for trip route.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Hallock Bay to Gardiners Bay
 
Date:
Saturday 08/20/2016    (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:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A & B
 
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Title:
Smith Point Marina to Bellport Village Dock
 
Date:
Saturday 08/27/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Don Gorycki
 
Details:
Trip limited to 11 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), 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.
Refer to attachment for planned route.
 
Skill:
Level 2/3
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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September 2016

 
Title:
Jessup Neck
 
Date:
Saturday 09/17/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
James Gibney assisted by Chi-Chi GIBNEY
 
Details:
Trip limited to 15 attendees.  Jessup Neck separates the beautiful Noyack Bay from Little Peconic Bay. Experience the diverse waterfowl and wild birds from the eastern side of Jessup Neck! This is an easy paced trip, so binoculars are welcome! Pack a lunch.
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated B
 
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Title:
Robins Island Circumnavigation
 
Date:
Saturday 09/17/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Steven Berner assisted by Kristin Costa
 
Details:
Trip limited to 20 attendees.  Annual paddle from the North Fork to the South Fork while circumnavigating Robins Island.
 
Skill:
Level 3
 
Endurance:
Rated C
 
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