Kayaking in New York Harbor

Friday, July 25, 2008

It’s been a long time since most New Yorkers had a regular boat organization they belonged to. Even just 100 years ago -- people got to where they had to be by boat in the same way we might take a cross-town bus. There were boat houses at the ends of major streets where our 19th century counterparts kept small craft. And, with over 700 miles of waterfront in and around the New York and New Jersey harbors, you just have to take a look at old lithographs to see how packed these waters were. But, imagine no longer. City of Water day has been declared. It's Saturday, July 26 and the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance wants New Yorkers to know they don't have to leave town to go to the water. WNYC's Soterios Johnson jumped in a kayak off the shores of Governors Island.

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Carson Lowry from Canada

A person who is new to the kayaking sport should make certain they understand the best way to properly roll the kayak back over if it happens to flip sideways or upside down whilst they are riding in it. The process for returning a kayak back to its up-right position isn't at all difficult, but an individual should find out the following procedure if they want to guarantee the maximum safety whilst kayaking.

The beginning kayaker really should select a kayak which is either standard size or lesser in length. A person that already has experience kayaking might want to purchase a standard size or longer length kayak. An individual that is brand new to the activity doesn't need to pick up a lot of speed while kayaking; shorter kayaks have a tendency to be good for the beginner because they do not move within the water really swiftly.

Aug. 18 2011 05:47 PM

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