A Paddle for Ted

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A Paddle for Ted

Great Peconic Race Expedition Paddle

to Circumnavigate Shelter Island on July 15th

A Variety of Watercraft Will Participate

Great Peconic Race Expedition PaddleGreat Peconic Race Expedition Paddle   





On Monday, July 15th, Main Beach Surf and Sport will sponsor a charity Paddle Race honoring Ted Baldwin. The Race is an expedition paddle circumnavigating Shelter Island, NY, located between the North and South Forks of Long Island. The event begins and ends at the Pridwin Hotel on Shelter Island. It honors Ted Baldwin’s love for the bays and proceeds will be donated in support of the Peconic Baykeeper’s work to protect and restore these waters. 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.  Individual and 2-3 person relay teams are welcome to compete a 19 mile full course, a 9.5 mile half course, or a Relay with 4 and 7.5 mile legs. The course will proceed in a counter clockwise direction to the west southwest and encompass a complete circumnavigation of Shelter Island, a total distance of 19.5 miles. Chase boats and timing will finish after 7 hours. Download the course map here:  



Spectators are welcome! The best viewing spot is at the Pridwin Hotel from the main lawn. For directions, visit: http://pridwin.com


During the event, the Pridwin Hotel will host a BBQ lunch for friends and spectators from 12:30-5PM. For those not participating in the race, lunch tickets are $40. for adults and $25. for kids. Main Beach Surf will offer free demonstrations on Stand Up Paddling and Kayaking during the BBQ, and a kid’s race will be held. At the finish line, the BBQ will continue with an after party for Race Participants, where Medals and Prize Money will be awarded along with Sponsored Gifts and Raffles.


For More information, visit www.greatpeconicrace.com where you can sign up online

Sign-ups can also be done at Main Beach Surf’s website www.mainbeach.com



Check Main Beach Surf’s Facebook page for frequent updates on this event:




Great Peconic Race Expedition Paddle


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