News & Updates

NYO at the 2012 Moloka’i Hoe

Mark, Keith, Jason, Keizo, Colin, Brent, Jesse, Larry, Will and Jamie at the finish of the 2012 Moloka’i Hoe Fog rolled off Jamaica Bay and washed over the runway as we waited to board our Hawaiian Airlines flight to Honolulu. It was the first week in October and a decidedly cold fall day for New York City. As we sat See More

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Swedish Steam and Braided Whipcord

Epic Competition on Cape Anne by Roger Crossland. I keep a calendar of summer outrigger races. You can’t have races sneaking up on you.  This year, the much vaunted Philadelphia race was cancelled and I suddenly found I had eight weeks to train for the Blackburn Challenge.  The Blackburn doesn’t sneak up on you.  It See More

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Boathouse Closed due to Hurricane Sandy

The Hudson River Park and the Pier 66 Boathouse has been closed until further notice. There is no access to the boathouse or the dock until the Park deems it safe to do so. As of this morning’s high tide, the Hudson River was already washing over the seawall by the boathouse. With this evening’s See More

New Friends at Inwood Canoe Club

| August 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

New York Outrigger is always looking to meet like-minded people and organizations who are also interested in bringing awareness to our local waterways. We are extremely pleased to have met our neighbors up river at Inwood Canoe Club. What started out as a random encounter on the water has led to a great friendship between See More

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Manhattan to Montauk Paddle

| July 9, 2012 | 4 Comments

125 Miles of Pirate Paddling and Guerilla Camping By Carol Choi, member of New York Outrigger I first learned by email that I had agreed to paddle-camp 125-miles from Manhattan to Montauk. I don’t remember agreeing to it, and I ultimately didn’t paddle the entire distance. But there are 4 people and a canoe who See More

Hawaiian Airlines Named Title Sponsor of Liberty Challenge

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Six months ago today Hawaiian Airlines announced they would begin direct flights between Honolulu and New York City. Realizing the opportunity, Carol Choi, Keith Tsang and Lauren Decker immediately began to investigate the possibility of bringing Hawaiian on as a Liberty sponsor. Over the past six months all three have worked diligently to make this See More

New NYO Website

| March 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

The New York Outrigger Web Development Team is proud to announce our newest websites and social networks. The new NYO website has updated information on our latest programs, the archives of the entire history of New York Outrigger as well as connections to our new social media networks. On this website, learn more about the See More

2012 Kickoff at Paddle Pool USA

| March 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

On a sunny day with temperatures in the high 40s, 23 members of New York Outrigger drove South down the New Jersey Turnpike and to Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Located there is Paddle Pool USA, the first indoor paddle pool in the country.  While primarily used by dragonboat teams, NYO decided to shake things up and train there as well. Many of our See More

History: 1996 – 2004

| March 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

New York Outrigger: Beginnings of the Waterfront Community Roger Meyer, Founder and President (1996-2004) It was in 1996 at the Queen Liliuokalani Canoe Race in Hawaii that two New Yorkers, Linda Santos and Roger Meyer, came up with the idea for New York Outrigger. The inspiration came from Hawaii’s rich waterfront culture. There, the water is a part See More

History: 2004 – 2011

| March 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

New York Outrigger: Growth and Outreach Ed Acker, President (2006-2011) 2004 was a transition year for NYO.  Di Eckerle was elected President as Roger Meyer had stepped down and new leadership took root.  Two big news items for that year were: the Liberty Challenge was not held due to the construction of the Hudson River Park and See More