Written by Lisa Hendricksom, email@example.com Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:00
Paddling around Manhasset Bay on Saturday, July 27 will not only be great fun for all but will also benefit the Community Chest, a Port Washington organization that funds non-profit organizations in Port Washington. This annual event, now in its 9th year, will begin at 10:00 am with a bang, literally a blast from a canon, as participants take off in kayaks (or canoes) on Manhasset Bay. Participants can paddle at their own pace, leisurely or full steam ahead, along the Bay’s five mile course to designated locations where they pick up raffle tickets.
At 12:30 p.m., upon hearing the canon fire again, paddlers go ashore and head for Town Dock, where a raffle drawing is held. The lucky top prize winner will receive a kayak.
Everyone is welcome, and no experience is necessary. To participate in the Manhasset Bay Kayak Run, complete a registration form and submit it along with an entry fee: adults-$25 ($40 if paid on July 27) and under 21 years old -$5 ($25 if paid on July 27).
Registration forms are available at Town Dock, Atlantic Outfitters on Inspiration Wharf, West Marine in the Soundview Shopping Plaza, or at PortChest.org. Forms and entry fees can be dropped off at Atlantic Outfitters on Inspiration Wharf or Town Dock.
Discounted kayak rentals will be available at Atlantic Outfitters. Please call Atlantic Outfitters in advance to reserve a kayak or if you have questions regarding kayaks, at 516-767-2215. Participants are also welcome to bring their own kayak. Kayaks may be launched from Town Dock or Manorhaven Park.