Thursday, May 13, 2010

EVENT - Paddle Smart, TONIGHT 5/13 at Pier 66 in Manhattan

I should've realized I wouldn't need to stop blogging this month. It is perfectly easy to blog without actually writing. You can link, you can post funny videos, and hey, you can re-post things you got from other people! Here's one from my friend Nancy. I had posted it earlier but this sounds like a really good event for all us NYC paddlers to attend (especially with this troubling recent resurgence of horse/bike/highway language) so I thought a reminder would be good.

The New York City Water Trail Association and NYRiverSports/ invite you to join us for:

Paddle Smart in the NY Harbor

Presented by the North River Power Squadron (

We won't be covering any paddling or rowing technique or skills because we know 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 harbor.

As 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
Time: 7:30pm

Locations: Pier 66 Boathouse classroom (for directions see
The event is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring friends and refreshments to share!
For more information contact

We look forward to seeing you there.

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