[NYCkayaker] Paddling to the Hawaiian Liberty Challenge

Sandra Sobanski dragonsandy1@yahoo.com
Fri Jun 21 13:07:54 EDT 2013

I would not be surprised if the Hudson River Park Trust totally screwed the community once more by promising a free community kayak boathouse be returned to that spot, make the DTBH spend much time designing it-and then hand it over to a group like the NY Outriggers that serves a chosen few 
a year....rather than a putting thousands of people on the river for free each year.
I'll never forget attending a community board meeting where the head of their group said the kids could look at their trophies as one of the examples of giving back.
The Trust can not finish the boathouse... will not give out RFP's and now this move. but they can sure open it up for big events that pay their salaries.
They are making the park less and less a park- and more and more an expensive event space.
Better join the Outriggers now if you want to use the boathouse after this once a year event.

On Jun 21, 2013, at 11:25 AM, Nancy Brous <nbrous@gmail.com> wrote:

> if you arrive by water you can land at pier 26.
> see below:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: NYO Press <press@newyorkoutrigger.org>
> Date: Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 6:45 AM
> Subject: Hawaiian Liberty Challenge, on water and land!
> Come celebrate the Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge on water and on
> land!
> New York Outrigger is proud to have our race be the inaugural event for
> Hudson River Park's Pier 26. We invite you to come in your human-powered
> watercraft to cheer all of the crews at the start of each race at the north
> end of Pier 26. Afterwards, you can take your boat out of the water and us
> at the Liberty Festival where there will be food, Polynesian entertainment,
> raffle prizes, Hawaii vacation giveaways and more.
> The Women's Race launches at 7:00AM for a 7:30AM start.
> The Men's Race launches at 10:30AM for a 11AM start.
> The Mixed Race launches at 1:30PM for a 2PM start.
> The attached PDF has a more detailed schedule.
> All that we ask is that your watercraft can be taken in and out of the
> water quickly and easily without assistance and moved back up to stow on
> land as we cannot have any watercraft sitting on the floating dock
> unsupervised. To help facilitate the need for a quick turnaround between
> races, the floating dock will be for outrigger race use only during the
> following times.
> 6:30AM - 7:45AM
> 9:15AM - 11:15AM
> 12:30PM - 2:15PM
> You are free to dock and launch your craft anytime outside of these times.
> The Liberty Festival closes at 5:00PM and we need to clear Pier 26 by 5:30PM
> .
> We really hope you can join us to cheer on the crews who have traveled so
> far. Even if you can't join us at the pier, we encourage you to cheer them
> on anywhere along the race course and show them that New Yorkers really
> aren't as bad as people think we are.
> We look forward to seeing you this Saturday.
> Keith Tsang
> Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge
> Hosted by New York Outrigger
> www.libertychallenge.org
> facebook.com/libertychallenge
> twitter.com/nyoliberty #libertychallenge
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