[NYCkayaker] Eyesight/Date/Location Re: Paddling to the Hawaiian Liberty Challenge

Sandra Sobanski dragonsandy1@yahoo.com
Sat Jun 22 17:39:52 EDT 2013


That a boating community? They are  really a very private club.



On Jun 22, 2013, at 9:33 AM, Nancy Brous <nbrous@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> 
> On Jun 21, 2013, at 11:08 PM, William <haawill@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
>> 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
>> 
>> 
>> 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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