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Sea Kayak Committee Report – Fall, 2018

A Short Story in Pictures:
Believe it or not, the pictures here were taken by James Chang on his iPhone 10 during our, Autumn Leaves Paddle to Four Sparrows Marsh. (Apparently salt water actually improves picture quality on an iPhone 🙂 It was a gray, rainy, 54˚ morning when we launched at 10 am, and at least one of the Co-Kayak Chairs would have preferred to have rolled over for another ten winks. But the water was warm, the tide was high at the marsh, and the lighting was obviously perfect for picture taking.

Annual Sail Report 2018

Another fabulous sailing season at Sebago has passed. We finished the year with close racing in our annual Fall Series, the Eoin Delap Cup, with multiple ties and places often separated by less than one tenth of a point! Here is the final tally for the series (link – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1N128mXxL9Cbbk9AKP7yaceIqCtOJjN9q2qvTM8Mn4Bo/edit#gid=0). We had over twenty participants throughout the series with twelve qualifiers (those participating in at least three races, and helping with RC for one of those) spanning six race days and 38 races. Congratulations to the top placers. In the Laser class Tracy Kornrich won 1st, Holly Sears 2nd, and David Cripton 3rd. In the Sunfish class, Patrick Daniels won 1st, Dino Ness 2nd, and Boris Mezhibovskiy 3rd. Winners Tracy and Patrick share the Eoin Delap Cup!

Kids and Kayaks

You know you’ve done something right when your seven-year-old granddaughter comes home from school and, mystified, says to her mother, “None of my friends have a kayak”.

Moon light paddle, photo courtesy of Bonnie Aldinger

Kayak Newsletter, September 2018

From the deck of the Chair 9/15/18 On Sunday, 8/26/2018, there was a new member orientation. A Full Moon Paddle was scheduled. Quick Start boats were coming up the dock after class. Boats for...

Lake Sebago: The picture above could be Lake Sebago. Serene. Pretty. A comfortable place to practice, paddle, hike or BBQ.

Kayak Newsletter, August 2018

From the deck of the Chair, 8/15/18 Lake Sebago: The opening picture could be Lake Sebago. Serene. Pretty. A comfortable place to practice, paddle, hike or BBQ. This month two Safety & Rescue classes...

Kayak Newsletter, July 2018

From the deck of the Chair, 7/15/18 Sailing/kayak cruise: You might be wondering why pictures of Fordham University’s sailing team are posted here. It’s a tribute to the sailing/kayak cruise & BBQ that Sebago...

Sailing Class – 2018

Our annual Sailing Class was held this past weekend. We could not have asked for better weather – warm and sunny with light to moderate winds settling into a nice southerly on both days...

Spring Race Series – Last Race and Final Results

We finished out our Spring Racing Season yesterday with Race Day #6 (an extension of our season!). I think this year we sailed in the rain three out of the six days and yesterday...

Sebago Kayak Fishing

By Jason Delgado Welcome to Sebago Kayak Fishing! Our Brooklyn location offers some of the best fishing grounds in the Northeast. What makes Jamaica Bay so special and unique are the tidal wetlands that...

Spring Fleet Repairs - Sunfish daggerboards

Sailing Report – April 2018

By Holly Sears I have been hearing about the winter adventures of many of our sailors and look forward to hearing more as our new on-the-water season at Sebago approaches. Tracy Kornrich and I...

Garden Plotting 2018

By Mary Eyster and Mary Ann Hoag The Garden Committee will be working with the Vice Commodore to create new individual plots this coming Fall season. The work will progress in many stages, some...

Where Eagles Soar!

As we approached the trail head we spotted two rangers returning from their early morning eagle watch. No, they hadn’t seen any eagles today but they are up there . Where? Follow the blue...

Forest Hills Hike

A lovely little walk in the snow ~ What a beautiful park! The forecast was frightful but the weather was delightful and 9 brave, but lucky, people weren’t fooled. Dottie lead us on a...

Thanksgiving Paddle 2017

Our traditional Thanksgiving pot luck paddle was a huge success! On a windy cool Sunday we put 9 boats on the water for a beautiful lee shore paddle to 4 Sparrow Marsh. We rode...

Sebago Cabin Upgrades

On the last weekend of September six club members (Beth E, Walter L, Dottie L, Lori G, Luis M, and Frank F) had a fun time working on the Sebago Cabin. As most of...

Sebago Cup 2017

Another year and another Sebago Cup. This is our annual cruising class race. For dinghy racing this is an unusual race. It is a cruising race – a distance race that usually circumnavigates our...