This is a cool new race that circumnavigates Shelter Island. If you like to race for cash, you’ll want to check this one out, too. They have a $4,000 prize purse and at least $4,000 in merchandise to give away, too.
The race takes place Sunday, September 14, 2014.
About the Event
Great Peconic Race is an advanced recreational and elite paddle race circumnavigating Shelter Island, NY, located between the North and South Forks of Long Island. The race honors Ted Baldwin’s love for the bays and proceeds will be donated in support of the Rogue Wave Foundation’s work to help East End children build confidence and self esteem. (see Race History for more information).
This is an advanced recreational and elite race open to all seaworthy craft powered by oar or paddle. Participants can expect open bay conditions, including at times strong currents and any host of wind/wave conditions. Half course and relay options are also available. There is no rain date: alternate courses are in place should there be rough or foggy conditions.
The race is in honor of the creator’s brother, Ted, and you can read more about him here: http://greatpeconicrace.com/ted-baldwin
You can do the race as a solo paddler (19 miles) or a relay team split into 11 mile and 8 mile legs.