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12/23/16 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Gathering meets to support our bays.

COURTESY PHOTO Gathering  to support our bays.

The Great Peconic Race that brought all sorts of paddlers here to compete in a 19.5-mile circumnavigation of Shelter Island in September has raised $25,000 to benefit the Cornell Cooperative Marine Program (CCMP). (more…)

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09/11/16 5:58pm
The final paddlers to complete the 19-mile race. (Credit: Madison Fender photos)

The final paddlers to complete the 19-mile race. (Credit: Madison Fender photos)

About 150 paddlers circled Shelter Island for the third annual Great Peconic Race on Saturday, a charitable competition which benefits shellfish and eel grass bed restoration projects.

Described by organizers as one of the East Coast’s premier competitions for elite, intermediate and novice paddlers, the race kicked off from Wades Beach for a 19.5-mile circumnavigation of Shelter Island. New this year was a 9-mile race course, a 3-mile untimed, recreational course, and a beach party. (more…)

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09/16/15 4:30pm
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…)