Outrigger Canoe Day on the Hudson River — August 2nd, 2015

An outrigger canoe on the Hudson River. Photo courtesy of the River Rowing Association
An outrigger canoe on the Hudson River. Photo courtesy of the River Rowing Association

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Nyack’s River Rowing Association invites paddlers of all skill levels, from novice to experienced, to an Outrigger Canoe Day on the Hudson 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). Instructors will address proper paddling techniques, safety, teamwork, and the mechanics of launching a boat. Cost is $20 ($5 for ECORA members).

The event is open to anyone over 12 years of age who is able to swim. (Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent). The $20 fee includes paddles and lifejackets. Participants should arrive in water-friendly attire, a towel, a hat, water shoes, and sun protection. Non-cotton clothing is strongly encouraged.

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.

Advance registration is strongly encouraged to ensure sufficient gear for all participants. Sign up online at meetup.com: www.meetup.com/Nyack-Outrigger-Paddling/events/223965879/

About the River Rowing Association

The River Rowing Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers rowing programs for nearly all age levels – from junior high school through adult. Experienced coaches run everything from learn-to-row programs for complete novices to strenuous workouts for athletes training for competition. Both our high school and adult programs have produced championship crews and many of our high school athletes go on to row in college. For more information visit www.riverrowing.org.

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