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COURTESY PHOTO | A page from Billy Baldwin's children's book "Wipeout The Wave."

COURTESY PHOTO | A page from Billy Baldwin’s children’s book “Wipeout The Wave.”

The name Billy Baldwin is a familiar one on Shelter Island. Mr. Baldwin is the founder of the Great Peconic Race. The annual paddleboard race around the Island raises funds for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s  marine programs on the East End.

But what many people may not realize is the fact that Mr. Baldwin is also a children’s book author with several titles to his name, including his latest — “Wipeout the Wave,” a sea-themed picture book released by Decozen Publishing earlier this month. (more…)

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REPORTER FILE PHOTO Taylor Resnick, winning the men’s paddleboard division of the 2014 innaugual running of the Great Peconic Race.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Taylor Resnick, winning the men’s paddleboard division of the 2014 innaugual running of the Great Peconic Race.

What do Shelter Island, Cape Ann, Massachusetts and Camden, South Carolina have in common?

All three are places where saltwater is as much a part of the community as terra firma, and each hosts the premier events in stand up paddleboard racing. (more…)