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Wed Lunch Paddle 7/26/2023: Winthrop Boat Launch

Joseph Berkovitz

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On Wed. July 26 we're launching a lunch paddle at Winthrop Boat Launch with the aim of getting out to the Outer Harbor Islands paradise. The tides are ideal with the ebb ending just before noon.

This trip will start on the early side to better mesh with the tide levels and the favorable currents. Let's meet up at 9 am with an aim to launch (butts in boats) around 9:30 am.

Charts, tides, forecasts, some possible routes can be found at this Floating Trails link. The picture as of press time is: W wind 7 to 9 kt becoming SSW in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas around 1 ft.

Please register herehttps://forms.gle/Q6D8j5RBwWAjsXj39

As always, WLP trips are flexible and tailored to meet the interests and abilities of the group on any given day. This trip does include a couple of notable features though:

- A total distance of at least 9-10 nm. You should be comfortable with a trip of this length.

- Crossing of a major navigation channel (President Roads). I typically break this up into two manageable pieces that are brief, have good visibility for boat traffic and are well-marked with buoys.

To join the trip you must be a paid-up NSPN member, and have signed the club participant waiver for this season. Your signup information will only be shared with other members on the trip.

Trip level: WLPs do not have a specific level. All properly equipped members are welcome: please bring boats with rigged deck lines, bulkheads, spray skirts, and dress for immersion

NOTE: The Wednesday Lunch Paddles are cooperative adventures, not guided trips. We encourage paddlers to make their own independent decision about their comfort level with conditions and plans at the time of the paddle. 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. 

Please PM me if you have questions or if you haven’t paddled on one of these events before.

Hope to see you there!

Joe Berkovitz

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