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Hammerhead Ocean Swim Escort – Jacksonville Beach ________________________________________________________________ Join us at sunrise on the beach for this annual event. We'll launch directly from the beach and head to the starting positions to escort the swimmers along the race courses. We'll refine our coverage plan in the coming weeks. Please provide me with your preferred T-Shirt size! Skill Level: intermediate - must be comfortable with sea swells and 2-3 foot wind waves, bracing and be willing to assist swimmers in need with your kayak Time on the water: usually 3-4 hours More details: 1) in the water time - 7 am 2) very cool looking T-shirts for all the kayaker escorts! So I'll need the shirt size for those attending 3) meet in the parking lot on 1st Avenue S. – 1 block south of Beach Blvd. 4) launch from the beach just over the boardwalk from the parking lot 5) at TBD am we’ll paddle to the assigned buoys 6) the 5K race starts at TBD while the other two will start at TBD am 7) after the last swimmer has finished we'll practice surf re-entries, wet exits and surf crashing exits too! Once we exit the water we plan to have brunch somewhere Note: if the surf is too rough we won't risk our paddlers' safety on a risky day - no one is obligated to launch if they are uncomfortable with the conditions. Usually in August the seas are flat with a small, slow sea swell rolling onto the low tide beach. Bring your cameras for sunrise and on the water photos. Our objective: keep the swimmers from venturing out too far, assist anyone that needs to rest or get helped to shore - be sure to instruct anyone you help to grab the nose of your boat (not the cockpit where you are!)
As in the past we sometimes post activities by others so FSKA members will know about paddle activities. This particular activity is the annual State Paddle club Rendezvous. It is run by others and you have to sign up on their web link to be signed up. Sign up here just so the FSKA members know who is going. DP The following was received.......... In 2020, the 27-80 Paddlers of Stuart, Florida will be sponsoring the 2020 Rendezvous. The event will be held at the awesome Jonathan Dickinson State Park. This is a large park with 11,500 acres. The Loxahatchee River borders the park and the Intra-coastal waterway is right next door. Paddle trips such as going upriver to historical Trapper Nelson’s compound will be offered. Camp sites are going fast. Most folks are arriving Oct 1st, and attending the 3 day event; Oct 2,3,4. When I last checked, there were still 53 camp sites available. These camp sites can hold 2 tents, 8 people and 2 cars, and come with full utilities. I have info on off site camping. Try to share, split costs etc. for your camp site. For campsite Reservations....... https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/jonathan-dickinson-state-park We are hard at work defining activities, documentation, entertainment and paddles. When we have firm details and schedules, an Eventbrite registration package and link will be sent out. Look for a notice in the next few weeks. This notice will have a hot link to the Eventbrite Registration package. John Corzine—Rendezvous 2020 team Main: [masked] Backup: [masked][masked]
This is the 2020 annual meeting... There are 3 trips TBD that will take place (one of which I plan to lead). We will also have our dinner, annual meeting, selection of 2021 officers, etc. on Saturday afternoon after the paddle. Most likely at the onsite restaurant. More info to come as we get closer. https://www.suwanneeriverrendezvous.com or call[masked] to book your site or room.