PLEASE NOTE: RSVP's for this event will begin 2 weeks prior. ( August 3)
Tides at Portsmouth Harbor:
Low - 2:13 pm
High - 8:39 pm
We'll launch at Pierce Island Boat Launch (locatlocat ed just across the bridge from Presscott Park in Downtown Portsmouth) and circumnavigate scenic Newcastle Island in a clockwise direction. We will stop and take a lunch break in Little Harbor, on the beach at Odiorne Point State Park. Then we will return to Pierce Island through the scenic back channel. This paddle will be approximately 7 nautical miles in length. (8 statute miles)
There is a $5.00 Fee to launch at Pierce Island.
This is a level 2 paddle and is restricted to kayaks 14' or more in length with watertight bulkheads or flotation bags. Expect to be paddling in Wind, Strong Currents, Large Boat Wakes, Waves, and Swell.
Lifejackets (PFD's) are required when paddling with this group.
All participants should have some experience with self and assisted rescue techniques, coastal paddling, and paddling in moderate currents.
Click Here For Directions Using Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=pierce+island,+portsmouth,+nh&sll=43.020881,-70.790633&sspn=0.292671,0.443573&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Pierce+Island,+Portsmouth,+Rockingham,+New+Hampshire+03801&ll=43.073214,-70.742512&spn=0.03812,0.055447&z=14)
The GPS Coordinates for the Pierce Island Boat Launch: N[masked] - W[masked]