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Wed. Lunch Paddle #8: 7/15/2020

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This week's Wednesday Lunch Paddle is on July 15, 2020 in Boston Harbor from the Winthrop Boat Ramp. Note that there is a $5 launch fee.

https://www.town.winthrop.ma.us/harbormaster-department/pages/boat-launch

Covid-19 paddling: on this trip we will strictly observe social distancing and MA state recreational boating guidelines for the pandemic. Please research and respect all regulations that apply at the time of the paddle. There is a strict limit of 10 paddlers on the trip. You must register using the form link below to be sure that you're actually on the paddle.

We will stay at least 6 feet apart, minimize sharing docks and ramps with others, and wear face masks while off the water in public use areas. We also employ an online waiver to avoid passing around a physical piece of paper.

Registration: To attend, please register using this form which will also add your information to the float plan:

Link to Signup form:

You must be a paid-up NSPN member to join this trip. Your signup information will only be shared with other participants.

Predictions: NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves 1 foot or less. Temps upper 60Fs. HT 7:45am 8.3ft, LT 1:46pm 1.8ft.

When/what: We will meet at 9.30am and launch at 10 sharp. We'll have a beach briefing in some safe manner, make a plan together based on what people feel like doing.

This trip doesn't have a specific level: we'll determine the route based on who shows up, what people want to do, and what the environment wants to do. All properly equipped members are welcome: please bring boats with rigged deck lines, bulkheads, spray skirts, and dress for immersion. If you're not sure you have a safe vessel, please get in touch with us and ask.

NOTE: The Wednesday Lunch Paddles are cooperative adventures, not guided trips. Each participant is responsible for her/his own safety.Don’t assume the trip initiators are smarter, stronger, better at rough water, more attractive, or more skilled paddlers than you are. For more information, see this description of our trip philosophy from the NSPN web site. 

We encourage paddlers to make their own independent decision about their comfort level with conditions at the time of the paddle. Please PM me if you have questions or if you haven’t paddled with me or Joe before.

Hope to see you there!

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