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Novice Session 3 (12:00PM - 1:15PM)

Hello Novice paddler, below is some information for your session

A waiver is required for participation.

Click here to fill out the waiver.

RSVP's can be changed up till 24 hours before the session.   If you do not show up for your session, you will not be allowed to sign up for another session.

We paddle rain or shine except when there is lightening.  Remember to wear sunscreen and to bring a bottle of water in the canoe to stay hydrated. You are free to wear whatever you want provided you do not mind the possibility of it getting soaked. You may want to consider bringing something dry you can change into afterwards. Assume anything you bring in the canoe will get soaked and/or lost. 
We have areas to change and showers in the boathouse. Just bring need. We also have small lockers where you can lock your valuables provided you bring your own lock. 
We will meet on the waterside of the Pier 66 Boathouse (marked with the New York Riversports and NYO banner) at West 26th Street and WestSide Highway just north of Chelsea Piers. Just walk down the pier to the dock at the rear of the boathouse. Please be prompt. The novice sessions will involve a half hour introduction on the dock to familiarize you with the technique, commands and safety protocol ofthe canoe. This is then followed by a 30 to 45 minute session on the water.

More details can be found at:


One final note, you may already know that we are a non-profit 501c3 educational organization and fully volunteer based. Any cash or check donations made after your session would be greatly appreciated and will go towards funding and continuing our free novice program so that we can get others to experience outrigger paddling in New York City.Any donations can be given your land training instructor.  In addition, you can donate via our website clicking on the "Donate" button.

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  • ian

    Julie and William are amazing. I had fun and learned a lot.

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Angela

    Hi Will, I am very sorry to be canceling, but my friend's flight from Europe got pushed away and have to go to the airport at the time of the session. Looking forward to the next time! Aloha

    July 5, 2013

    • William C

      No worries Angela. Thanks for letting us know. We'll see you next time.

      July 6, 2013

  • ian

    My friend Dennys Tito has signed up for tomorrow's novice session from 12pm to 1:15pm. Could you confirm?
    Thank you

    July 5, 2013

    • William C

      Ok, I just put her in. See you tomorrow

      July 6, 2013

  • William C

    Greetings Angela, Ian, Nancy, Nancy + 1 and Anna. You are all set for Novice Session 3 on Sat(12:00PM - 1:15PM). Anna and Nancy + 1, please fill out the waiver. Please note that our boathouse is still under repair from Hurricane Sandy and thus our Showers and Lockers are not available, please plan accordingly. A reminder that if you do not show for your RSVP you will NOT be allowed to register for another session. Thanks and see you on Sat!

    July 4, 2013

  • ian

    I'm coming Saturday, July 6, 12-1:15pm. I completed the waiver.

    July 1, 2013

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