Let's all get together for a potluck/water party at the park and send Gene off in style.
The water off the beach should be a great place to practice rolling your boat the way Joe taught you. In addition Gene claims he can roll a boat without a paddle. Let's see if he can do it.
Bring: a boat, paddle, PFD, a main dish for yourself and something to share with everyone else.
There won't be an organized paddle but there are plenty of places for you to explore.