[NYCkayaker] NYCKayaker Digest, Vol 94, Issue 24

TA tainokanoa@gmail.com
Sat Jun 22 14:47:33 EDT 2013


Hey Nancy,

It was beautiful watching those large outriggers out on Hudson this morning. The weather was perfect.


On Jun 22, 2013, at 12:00 PM, nyckayaker-request@rockandwater.net wrote:

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>   1. Re:  Eyesight/Date/Location Re: Paddling to the	Hawaiian
>      Liberty Challenge (Nancy Brous)
>   2. Re:  circumnavigating Manhattan (Rick Muller)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2013 09:33:35 -0400
> From: Nancy Brous <nbrous@gmail.com>
> To: William <haawill@yahoo.com>
> Cc: nyckayaker** <nyckayaker@rockandwater.net>
> Subject: Re: [NYCkayaker] Eyesight/Date/Location Re: Paddling to the
> 	Hawaiian Liberty Challenge
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> The date, today, was on the earlier post I sent or at any of the links provided.
> Location should be there as well but I think they assumed that many of the local paddlers this particular notice went to would be familiar with pier 26.
> 
> I'm a little surprised by the negative attitudes expressed regarding what seems to me to be a nice event and an effort by the organizers to reach out to the local boating community.
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> On Jun 21, 2013, at 11:08 PM, William <haawill@yahoo.com> wrote:
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>> Maybe it's just my eyes, but does anyone actually see the DATE this is suppose to occur on???
>> And perhaps for the unenlightened a corresponding NYC STREET name/number / River navigation aid for Pier 26 might help??? 
>> But that's just me I suppose. 
>> 
>> Will / NJ
>> Red Looksha IV .... B4 there was a IV
>> 
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>> From: Nancy Brous <nbrous@gmail.com>
>> To: nyc watertrail list <nyc-water-trail@googlegroups.com>; nyckayaker** <nyckayaker@rockandwater.net>; Pier63holdtrips <pier63holdtrips@yahoogroups.com>; nykayakpolo@yahoogroups.com 
>> Sent: Friday, June 21, 2013 11:25 AM
>> Subject: [NYCkayaker] Paddling to the Hawaiian Liberty Challenge
>> 
>> 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.
>> 
>> RACE START SCHEDULE
>> 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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> Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2013 10:22:21 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Rick Muller <rlmuller@earthlink.net>
> To: nyckayaker@rockandwater.net
> Subject: Re: [NYCkayaker] circumnavigating Manhattan
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> George - I don't know if you've heard back from anyone back channel - I hope so. If not I didn't want you to think we are not hospitable here. Your experience and preparation sound rock-solid and your plan to come down the Hudson and go up the East and Harlem with the flood tide are just what the doctor ordered. I've never done a circ, but there are plenty of folks on the list who have. You are correct about the big-boat traffic, but the only really dicey part is down by the Battery with the Staten Island ferry. There are also NY Waterway ferries, which can come barreling out of the embayment at around 38th Street on the west side, for example, so it's always good to take a peek at the activity in the embayment before crossing. But as long as you stay near the pierhead line (without getting too close so you avoid eddies and old piles under the surface) you should be fine. I would just mention a marine radio, which I think you keep on Channel 68 to monitor traffic (that will !
> be corrected by others if I am off base), and I know that some kayakers will go on I believe Channel 16 to talk with say one of the Waterway ferries before transiting a docking location.
> Best,
> Rick 
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> -----Original Message-----
>> From: George Fatula <gfatula@gmail.com>
>> Sent: Jun 15, 2013 9:33 AM
>> To: nyckayaker@rockandwater.net
>> Subject: [NYCkayaker] circumnavigating Manhattan
>> 
>> Hello,
>> 
>> My name is George Fatula.  My wife and I are avid, experienced paddlers
>> from Maine.  We are planning to come paddle around Manhattan this August
>> and are looking for advice.  We are both competitive canoe racers and
>> recreational / camping paddlers.  We own a variety of boats.   Our
>> experience includes open ocean races (The Blackburn Challenge), downriver
>> ww races (The Dead River), fw distance races (The General Clinton Regatta)
>> along with lots of others in New England and around the country.  We have
>> won a couple of national championships over the We cruise a sailboat, too.
>> I share this just to establish the level of experience we have.
>> 
>> Our plan is to paddle ccw, starting and finishing at the Inwood Hill Park.
>> We would get a sunrise start, paddle down the Hudson and  start up the East
>> river 4 to 5 hours after low tide at the Battery.  That looks like
>> "favorable currents" and gives us some time to explore.
>> 
>> Our preferred open water canoe (a Sawyer Charger) with a spray cover,
>> rudder, split air bags and appropriate safety gear will be the boat.  We
>> carry it on a roof rack and need a launch site where we can park the car
>> for the day.
>> 
>> I have looked at the NYC Water Trail web site and will obtain the permit.
>> We would like to file a float plan locally, perhaps with your club?
>> Commercial traffic is a concern.  We would like to anticipate as many
>> issues as possible before we head to N.Y..  We plan to be a lone boat on
>> this trip.
>> 
>> I grew up on the Croton River and the Hudson back in the 50's and 60's.  My
>> last trip around Manhattan was over 60 years ago on the Circle Line with my
>> dad when he was teaching at Columbia.
>> 
>> We are looking forward to the trip and will appreciate hearing from you.
>> 
>> Thank you for considering my inquiry.
>> 
>> Sincerely,
>> 
>> George
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