The Long Island Paddlers, Inc.
 

CLUB PADDLES & EVENTS

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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June 2016

 
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 15 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:
Mattituck Creek/Inlet
 
Date:
Wednesday 07/06/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Lynne Basileo assisted by Vincent Basileo
 
Details:
Trip limited to 12 attendees.  Launching at 10:30 at the Mattituck Creek Waterway DEC Access Site. No parking stickers or permits required. Portable bathrooms available. Enjoy a leisurely paddle on the creek which winds through low-lying marshland filled with osprey, egrets and heron. Directions (heading east): Take Route 25A east to Sound Avenue, Wading River. Turn left at traffic light onto Sound Avenue, continuing east through the Town of Riverhead. At the first traffic light in Mattituck (just as the highway divides and turns into 4 lanes), turn left onto Cox Neck Lane. Stay on Cox Neck Lane and take the third left onto Breakwater Road (which is just past Private Drive), follow to Naugles Road and turn right, entrance is one-quarter mile down on left side. Follow road to launch area.
Wearing a PFD with an attached whistle is required. Please bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, hat, snack, lunch (if you are not joining us at the Old Mill Inn after the paddle).
 
Skill:
Level 1/2
 
Endurance:
Rated A
 
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Title:
Level ll ACA Assessment Skills Class
 
Date:
Thursday 07/07/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Christopher Scalisi
 
Details:
Trip limited to 6 attendees.  I will go over ACA level ll assessment requirements.
 
Skill:
N/A
 
Endurance:
N/A
 
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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:
Kayak / Canoe Race on the Nissequogue River
 
Date:
Saturday 07/16/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
TBA
 
Details:
 On Saturday, July 16th, the Nissequogue River Junior Foundation will be sponsoring a 10 mile competitive and a 5 mile beginners Kayak / Canoe Race on the Nissequogue River in Kings Park, LI.

Should be a great day with a picnic following the race.

All proceeds are used to enhance and promote Nissequogue River State Park. Entries will be limited.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5imnsudPh4
 
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N/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:
full Moon Paddle
 
Date:
Tuesday 07/19/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Alan Mindlin
 
Details:
Trip limited to 15 attendees.  Full Moon paddle. Moon rise is 8:00 pm.
 
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:
Full Moon Paddle and Diner
 
Date:
Friday 07/22/2016    (Login for Time details)
 
Leader:
Alan Mindlin assisted by Don Gorycki
 
Details:
Trip limited to 15 attendees.  We will have a 95 percent full moon that will show shortly after 10:00 PM
 
Skill:
Level 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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