Sunday, Aug 2 is Outrigger Canoe Day on the Hudson River from 10a-1p, hosted by the Nyack River Rowing Association. If the closest you ever get to the water is crossing the Tappan Zee Bridge or throwing bread to the ducks in Memorial Park, this is your chance to see what Nyack looks from a boat on the river.
Experienced paddlers from the River Rowing Association and New York Outrigger will present a one-hour Learn to Paddle session and introduction to the 6-person outrigger canoes at the Nyack Marina (next to The River Club at 11 Burd Street). Outrigger canoes are 6-person canoes with support floats attached to one or both sides of the hull. Outriggers are more stable in rough water, making them excellent watercraft for the Hudson River. Instructors will address proper paddling techniques, safety, teamwork, and the mechanics of launching a boat.
The event is open to anyone over 12 years of age who is able to swim. There’s a little fine print: children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. The $20 fee includes paddles and life jackets. Participants should arrive in water-friendly attire, a towel, a hat, water shoes, and sun protection. Keep in mind that you might get a little wet, so, non-cotton clothing is strongly encouraged.
Reserve your place today at Meetup.com/Nyack-Outrigger-Paddling.