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Free Paddling at Hudson River Park’s Pier 66

| March 14, 2017 | 4 Comments

Get on the water this summer at Hudson River Park‘s Pier 66!  Located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, New York Outrigger offers free outrigger paddling and stand-up paddleboarding in the heart of New York City.  The 2017 season will start in May, with our opening day determined by weather/water temperatures.  Free sessions are offered on most See More

In Memoriam: Captain John Doswell

| January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

We are saddened to report the passing of Captain John Doswell, Safety Boat Director of the Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge since 2001. “Doswell,” as we called him, ensured the safety of thousands of paddlers who participated in the Liberty Challenge over the past 13 years. Any athlete who has ever paddled the Liberty Challenge has See More

NY Times Explores Outrigger Paddling

| July 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

The New York Times follows NYO as they train for the Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge. With its long cultural ties to the Pacific region, outrigger canoe paddling is not something most New Yorkers think of when contemplating their city’s waterways. And yet for the past 18 years, visitors to Manhattan’s Hudson River Park have found See More

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Urban Outrigger Canoeing

| May 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Directors of the Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge were invited to NBC New York to spread the word about the unique features of the race. Head Coach Keith Tsang speaks with Roseanne Colletti to discuss the origins of outrigger canoe paddling, its spread around the world and the unique urban features of paddling in New York Harbor. The 2014 See More

Richard Holomalia: A Life Lived On the Water

Twice in the past four years New York Outrigger had the good fortune to participate in the Moloka’i Hoe.  And both times our crews were honored to have Richard Holomalia as our escort boat captain.  With his numerous Kaiwi crossings and many years in the outrigger community, Holo was an invaluable addition to our crew.  See More

NYO’s Dorian Wolter Surfski World Champion

Longtime New York Outrigger member Dorian Wolter competed in the ICF Ocean Racing World Championships in Vila do Conde, Portugal on July 12-14 and came in First Place in the Surfski-40 men’s division. This is his recap of the event. Over the week leading up to the race, the swells became smaller and smaller and a See More

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2012 Season Recap

| January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

With the start of the new year, we wanted to take a moment to update everyone in the NYO family on our accomplishments in 2012.  During this past year, NYO’s outreach efforts put a record number of New Yorkers on the water, while also working to broaden the demographic we serve. Our training programs ran See More


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