Date: 03/18/2014 @ 7:00pm
Where: Bay Shore/Brightwaters Public Library
Program: Folding Kayaks - A Boat in a Bag
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.
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. 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.
Trip length is about 10-12 miles.
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 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.