Copied from a recent post on NYC Kayaker - this sounds like a really excellent event. I always thought that if I had a lot more free time, I would approach some of our Coast Guard auxiliary friends from the club next door about developing some sort of safety class specifically focused on paddling in our heavily trafficked urban area. Looks like the Power Squadron has done just that - thanks to them, NYC Water Trail Associaation & NYRiverSports for offering this!
Oh, and this reminds me that that city council hearing I couldn't make is going on right now. I hope it's a good meeting.
The New York City Water Trail Association andNYRiverSports/pier66nyc.orginvite you to join us for:Paddle Smart in the NY Harborpresented by the North River Power Squadron(www.NorthRiversquadron.orghttp://www.northriversquadron.org/)
We won’t be covering any paddling or rowing technique or skills because weknow that excellent sources for that training already exist throughout the area.
Instead we will be focusing on topics that address how we, as human-powered boaters, operate as mariners in a shared harborAs the boating season gets underway, now is the perfect time to learn or refresh your knowledge of:- Aids to Navigation- Rules of the Road- Marine Radio Use- Assessing the weather- Nautical Charts- How to read the Hudson River.
Date: Thursday, May 13
Locations: Pier 66 Boathouse classroom (for directions seewww.pier66nyc.org/directions.html)
The event is free and open to the public.
Feel free to bring friends and refreshments to share!
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you there.