[NYCkayaker] Do we know anything about the 2 kayakers that were rescued when their kayaks overturned in Jamaica Bay yesterday???

Robert Huszar r-huszar@panix.com
Tue Feb 12 12:59:19 EST 2013


Opps, forgot to add that we would use it for the next HRWA newsletter!!!

On Tue, 12 Feb 2013, Robert Huszar wrote:

> Hey Jeff,
>
> I saw 2 groups of paddlers on the Hudson, too. I had also thought about going 
> cross country, but couldn't resist seeing the river, so I walked the 8 mile 
> loop around the Battery. Splendid day.
>
> Your words ring true. Would you be willing to write something up, just like 
> that. A reaction piece, pointing out how various groups (and then talk about 
> your club specifically) makes sure that their members know about what is 
> needed for cold-water paddling and are outfitted properly for winter 
> paddling.
>
> On Tue, 12 Feb 2013, Jeff Kraus wrote:
>
>> Good point, Bonnie, about their probable non-affiliation with a club. Did 
>> anyone else notice in the AP story that they mention "their kayak" rather 
>> than kayaks? Were these guys in a double kayak? And of course we don't know 
>> what gear or training they had, and the random couple of comments called 
>> them morons for doing this now. Once we know their story it would be a good 
>> idea to put out something about all the wise, excellent paddlers who go out 
>> in the winter with training and gear, and nobody else knows about them 
>> because they do just fine!
>> 
>> I saw two kayakers on Sunday paddling down the Hudson on a gorgeous day. I 
>> was walking from 125th Street to the GWB and back, and I truly wished I was 
>> with them. The river was glassy calm and spectacular. I had planned to go 
>> XC skiing and birding at Pelham but the Hudson was just so alluring I had 
>> to stay home and enjoy the day.
>> 
>> Those paddlers didn't make the news since they were just fine. We will 
>> eventually know about the capsized guys and can respond about what the hell 
>> they did wrong, and how clubs like ours don't EVER let things like that 
>> happen.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Feb 11, 2013, at 4:06 PM, Robert Huszar wrote:
>> 
>>> yeah, good point!!
>>> 
>>> On Mon, 11 Feb 2013, bonnie13@earthlink.net wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Well, I don't know, but if they were over in the Broad Channel area 
>>>> there's a pretty good chance they aren't members of any club - that whole 
>>>> area is like another world as far as water access, half the homes in the 
>>>> area have their own docks & those that don't can find other ways to get 
>>>> out there.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: Robert Huszar <r-huszar@panix.com>
>>>>> Sent: Feb 11, 2013 11:37 AM
>>>>> To: Sandy Sobanski <dragonsandy1@gmail.com>
>>>>> Cc: nyckayaker <NYCKayaker@rockandwater.net>
>>>>> Subject: Re: [NYCkayaker] Do we know anything about the 2 kayakers that 
>>>>> were rescued when their kayaks overturned in Jamaica Bay yesterday???
>>>>> 
>>>>> Does anyone know them?? You know, who were they affiliated with? Where 
>>>>> did
>>>>> they paddle out of, etc???
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
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