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New York Outrigger Novice Sessions

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FREE OUTRIGGER PADDLING AND STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING IN NEW YORK CITY.

New York Outrigger is a 100% volunteer run 501(c)3 nonprofit group. We are a community of outrigger and SUP paddlers who provide New Yorkers with the opportunity to get on the water in New York City. We offer free Novice Sessions most weekends from late-Spring to early-Fall.

Continuing from last season, New York Outrigger has partnered with Hudson River Park and Healthy on the Hudson. New York Outrigger will be giving free Outrigger session through Healthy on the Hudson. Please go to their website for details at: https://hudsonriverpark.org/events/series/h... (https://hudsonriverpark.org/events/series/healthy-on-the-hudson)

Interested in a team building paddle with your coworkers? Email outreach@newyorkoutrigger.org to schedule a Private Corporate event with us.

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Upcoming events (4+)

Free Stand Up Paddleboarding 6pm at Pier 40

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Experience a free introduction to SUP at Hudson River Park’s Pier 40. New York Outrigger, a 100% volunteer-run non-profit organization, has been hosting free events for the public for the last 25 years.

This free SUP activity is appropriate for age 14 and up and is available on a first-come first-served basis. Every participant should register individually on this Meetup event. Please be aware that ability to swim is required for safety at our SUP programs and that it is likely you will be in the water as part of this activity. If you are unsure of your ability to swim, we recommend trying our other free public programs at Pier 66 offering outrigger canoe paddling.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE I COME?
RSVP for this event date and bring your phone to complete waivers via QR code upon arrival. Every individual must be able to complete required waivers electronically to be able to participate. Come to the south side of Pier 40, walk all the way down the pathway until you see the New York Outrigger tent and paddleboards. We have outside racks where you may place your belongings during the session. There is no public access inside our space at Pier 40 and you will be asked to remain outside on the walkway during your visit. We do not have bathrooms, lockers, or change areas - you will need to walk around to the inside of Pier 40 to access bathrooms.

WHAT DO I WEAR? WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
We paddle rain or shine except when there is lightning. Remember to wear sunscreen and to bring water to stay hydrated. You are free to wear whatever you want provided you do not mind the possibility of it getting wet. Assume anything you bring on the water will get soaked and/or lost. You may want to consider bringing something dry you can change into afterwards. We do not have bathrooms, lockers, or change areas - you will need to walk around to the inside of Pier 40 to access bathrooms.

WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?
The novice session will involve a 20 minute land training introduction on the dock to familiarize you with safety on the dock and paddling technique. This is then followed by a 20 minute session on the water. PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME to participate in required land training before you are able to paddle on the water. Latecomers arriving after 6:15pm may not be able to participate and may be asked to sign up for a future date.

DOES NYO ACCEPT DONATIONS?
NYO is a non-profit 501c3 educational organization and 100% run by volunteers. Any cash or check donations – while not required - would be greatly appreciated and go toward funding our efforts to continue offering New Yorkers the experience of paddling in New York City and providing equitable access to our waterways. Donations of any amount are accepted through our site: https://newyorkoutrigger.ecwid.com/General-Donation-p140302392

SAFETY AND COVID-19 PROTOCOLS:
BY SIGNING UP FOR THIS EVENT, you agree to:
-Complete the guest waiver and COVID Assumption of Risk form electronically via QR code upon arriving to the session. Please note that the guest waiver covers up to 3 visits per year.
-Wear a PFD on the dock and on the SUP.
-Wash hands before and after using shared equipment. Do not use members’ personal paddles or PFDs.
-Stay home if you feel sick (including having symptoms of COVID-19) and/or have tested positive for COVID-19

*New York Outrigger welcomes guests & visitors to participate in up to
3 events as covered by the guest waiver. We ask visitors who have
completed 3 sessions to consider joining as a member-volunteer for
access to weekly coached programming for outrigger canoe and standup
paddling. We are unfortunately unable to accommodate guests and
visitors to participate in more than 3 sessions under the guest
waiver. We welcome all who share our passion for the water to inquire
about the membership application by reaching out to a coach,
steersperson, and/or board member at our public novice events.

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Free Outrigger Canoe Paddling at Hudson River Park's Pier 66

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Experience a free introduction to outrigger paddling at Hudson River Park’s Pier 66. This year 2022, New York Outrigger, a 100% volunteer-run organization, will be hosting free Novice Sessions for the public every Saturday and Sunday from 12noon-1pm May 22 to September 4. This free activity is appropriate for age 14 and up and is available on a first-come first-served basis.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE I COME?
RSVP for this event date and prior to arriving, be prepared to complete a participation waiver upon arrival at our boathouse.

WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?
The novice session will involve a 20 minute land training introduction on the dock to familiarize you with the technique, commands and safety protocol of the canoe. This is then followed by a 20 minute session on the water. PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME by 12noon to participate in land training before you are able to paddle on the water. We recommend viewing this safety video prior to arriving: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApYFF1ZcP7Q

WHAT DO I WEAR? WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?
We paddle rain or shine except when there is lightning. 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 wet. 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.

DOES NYO ACCEPT DONATIONS?
NYO is a non-profit 501c3 educational organization and 100% run by volunteers. Any cash or check donations – while not required - would be greatly appreciated and go towards funding our efforts to continue providing New Yorkers with the experience of outrigger paddling in New York City. Donations can be given your land training instructor. You can also donate here: https://newyorkoutrigger.ecwid.com/General-Donation-p140302392

BY SIGNING UP FOR THIS EVENT, you agree to:
-Complete the guest waiver and COVID Assumption of Risk form upon arriving at the session.
-Wash hands before and after using shared equipment. Do not use members’ personal paddles or PFDs.
-Wear a PFD on the dock and in the canoe.
-Stay home if you feel sick (including having symptoms of COVID-19) and/or have tested positive for COVID-19
-Masks are required to be worn by both NYO volunteer-members and guests at novice sessions at all times, in and out of the canoe
-Stay home if you feel sick (including having symptoms of COVID-19) and/or have tested positive for COVID-19

Free Outrigger Canoe Paddling at Hudson River Park's Pier 66

Needs a location

Experience a free introduction to outrigger paddling at Hudson River Park’s Pier 66. This year 2022, New York Outrigger, a 100% volunteer-run organization, will be hosting free Novice Sessions for the public every Saturday and Sunday from 12noon-1pm May 22 to September 4. This free activity is appropriate for age 14 and up and is available on a first-come first-served basis.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE I COME?
RSVP for this event date and prior to arriving, be prepared to complete a participation waiver upon arrival at our boathouse.

WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?
The novice session will involve a 20 minute land training introduction on the dock to familiarize you with the technique, commands and safety protocol of the canoe. This is then followed by a 20 minute session on the water. PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME by 12noon to participate in land training before you are able to paddle on the water. We recommend viewing this safety video prior to arriving: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApYFF1ZcP7Q

WHAT DO I WEAR? WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?
We paddle rain or shine except when there is lightning. 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 wet. 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.

DOES NYO ACCEPT DONATIONS?
NYO is a non-profit 501c3 educational organization and 100% run by volunteers. Any cash or check donations – while not required - would be greatly appreciated and go towards funding our efforts to continue providing New Yorkers with the experience of outrigger paddling in New York City. Donations can be given your land training instructor. You can also donate here: https://newyorkoutrigger.ecwid.com/General-Donation-p140302392

BY SIGNING UP FOR THIS EVENT, you agree to:
-Complete the guest waiver and COVID Assumption of Risk form upon arriving at the session.
-Wash hands before and after using shared equipment. Do not use members’ personal paddles or PFDs.
-Wear a PFD on the dock and in the canoe.
-Stay home if you feel sick (including having symptoms of COVID-19) and/or have tested positive for COVID-19
-Masks are required to be worn by both NYO volunteer-members and guests at novice sessions at all times, in and out of the canoe
-Stay home if you feel sick (including having symptoms of COVID-19) and/or have tested positive for COVID-19

Free Stand Up Paddleboarding 6pm at Pier 40

Needs a location

Experience a free introduction to SUP at Hudson River Park’s Pier 40. New York Outrigger, a 100% volunteer-run non-profit organization, has been hosting free events for the public for the last 25 years.

This free SUP activity is appropriate for age 14 and up and is available on a first-come first-served basis. Every participant should register individually on this Meetup event. Please be aware that ability to swim is required for safety at our SUP programs and that it is likely you will be in the water as part of this activity. If you are unsure of your ability to swim, we recommend trying our other free public programs at Pier 66 offering outrigger canoe paddling.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE I COME?
RSVP for this event date and bring your phone to complete waivers via QR code upon arrival. Every individual must be able to complete required waivers electronically to be able to participate. Come to the south side of Pier 40, walk all the way down the pathway until you see the New York Outrigger tent and paddleboards. We have outside racks where you may place your belongings during the session. There is no public access inside our space at Pier 40 and you will be asked to remain outside on the walkway during your visit. We do not have bathrooms, lockers, or change areas - you will need to walk around to the inside of Pier 40 to access bathrooms.

WHAT DO I WEAR? WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
We paddle rain or shine except when there is lightning. Remember to wear sunscreen and to bring water to stay hydrated. You are free to wear whatever you want provided you do not mind the possibility of it getting wet. Assume anything you bring on the water will get soaked and/or lost. You may want to consider bringing something dry you can change into afterwards. We do not have bathrooms, lockers, or change areas - you will need to walk around to the inside of Pier 40 to access bathrooms.

WHAT WILL WE BE DOING?
The novice session will involve a 20 minute land training introduction on the dock to familiarize you with safety on the dock and paddling technique. This is then followed by a 20 minute session on the water. PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME to participate in required land training before you are able to paddle on the water. Latecomers arriving after 6:15pm may not be able to participate and may be asked to sign up for a future date.

DOES NYO ACCEPT DONATIONS?
NYO is a non-profit 501c3 educational organization and 100% run by volunteers. Any cash or check donations – while not required - would be greatly appreciated and go toward funding our efforts to continue offering New Yorkers the experience of paddling in New York City and providing equitable access to our waterways. Donations of any amount are accepted through our site: https://newyorkoutrigger.ecwid.com/General-Donation-p140302392

SAFETY AND COVID-19 PROTOCOLS:
BY SIGNING UP FOR THIS EVENT, you agree to:
-Complete the guest waiver and COVID Assumption of Risk form electronically via QR code upon arriving to the session. Please note that the guest waiver covers up to 3 visits per year.
-Wear a PFD on the dock and on the SUP.
-Wash hands before and after using shared equipment. Do not use members’ personal paddles or PFDs.
-Stay home if you feel sick (including having symptoms of COVID-19) and/or have tested positive for COVID-19

*New York Outrigger welcomes guests & visitors to participate in up to
3 events as covered by the guest waiver. We ask visitors who have
completed 3 sessions to consider joining as a member-volunteer for
access to weekly coached programming for outrigger canoe and standup
paddling. We are unfortunately unable to accommodate guests and
visitors to participate in more than 3 sessions under the guest
waiver. We welcome all who share our passion for the water to inquire
about the membership application by reaching out to a coach,
steersperson, and/or board member at our public novice events.

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