This page will service as a site to provide current status updates for the ongoing changes due to the current environment and government restrictions from the Covid-19 pandemic. As this situation is unfolding by the day at this point, we will try to keep this page updated best that we can as we know that you are all anxious about the coming season.
The below is from our President Phil Millspaugh:
Due to the rapid spread of the novel corona virus and the rapidly changing restrictions on social gathering, NYPRA feels it is necessary for us to no longer encourage large gatherings for these times being. Thus we are not supporting the organized training weekends for this spring. This decision is to help protect the health and safety of our members and more importantly to help do our part in slowing further spread of covid 19. Thank you for your understanding.
That said...the previously posted dates and locations can still serve as a meeting point for those that wish to have a group paddle.
This is a tough time for all of us and will continue to be so for a while. I'm sure we're all keeping an eye on things as they unfold. As things change lets continue to communicate often so we can keep our members updated. As it currently stands, I imagine we won't be racing until May at the earliest... June is more likely. I'll continue to be in contact with race officials and will update you all as I get new information.
Current List of Cancelled Races from our schedule: (updated 5/09/20)
Wells Bridge Paddlers Spring Race
Middleburgh Sloughter Canoe/Kayak Regatta
Upper Ashuelot Canoe/Kayak Race
Run of Charles
Wappinger's Creek White Water Derby
Little River Ramble
Canton Canoe Weekend
General Clinton Canoe Regatta
Round the Mountain Canoe and Kayak Race
Races Currently Postponed with hopes to reschedule (updated 5/09/20)
NNYP Weekly Time Trials
Ed Wessels Canoe Regatta
Feeder Canal Canoe and Kayak Race
The WIld Goose Chase
Madrid Canoe Regatta
We are currently working on some "virtual/digital" races to help fill the void of the cancelled races this year. Stay tuned for more on that.