[NYCkayaker] Manhattan Circumnavigation 7/27/13 - The Best Ever !

V & P Riley vpriley@nyc.rr.com
Mon Jul 29 12:52:03 EDT 2013

I must fully agree with Lee's appraisal.
And we got to meet the hospitable people from the Inwood Canoe Club.
A great day all around.

On 7/28/2013 8:30 AM, Lee Reiser/Leona Fontaine wrote:
> Hi all,
>   This was my 14th overall Circ. and this was the Best Circ. Ever!
> Steve Blumling, Margerithe H-Romansky and Jerry Blackstone,( all YPRC Members) organized and produced quite a trip.
> The Trip had many qualified ACA Instructors & Trip Leaders from many clubs from our area and other states.
> All participants were thoroughly screened and advised of safety issues, required gear and individual abilities
> well in advance and each of them brought a new dynamic to the group.
> Two private safety boats accompanied us as well as up to four Police safety vessels around the battery
> and up the East River.
> I especially liked Margerithe's idea to include three jet-ski operators to corral and help guide the participants when needed. I hope they will always be included in future trips.
> Tide schedules were perfect, as usual and all crossings were expertly performed without incident.
> The gorgeous weather was perfect!
> Can't wait for the Photographs!
> Great Job!
> Lee Reiser
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