What is it?
Adults and children paddling kayaks and paddle boards 4 miles along the Long Island Sound shoreline to raise money to support SoundWaters Long Island Sound education programs.
The Route: We’ll paddle 4 miles from Cove Island Park in Stamford and Weed Beach in Darien to Boccuzzi Park (aka, Southfield Park) on Stamford Harbor. See the route. This distance is very achievable by all ages and experience levels. We’re starting at 8:30am so the water will be flat and the winds will be calm and we’ll have plenty of kayak guides and support boats to ensure your safety and enjoyment.
Saturday, July 18
7:30am: Equipment drop off and check-in at Cove Island Park and Weed Beach. Paddlers launching from Weed Beach and other points will paddle over to Cove Island for the official launch. All paddlers should be ready to paddle by 8:15am.
8:30am: Flotilla launches from the beach at Cove Island
9:30 – 11:00am: Flotilla arrives at Boccuzzi Park on Stamford Harbor
10:00am – 12:00pm: Beach party at Boccuzzi Park with lunch & music. ***
*** Transportation for paddlers and kayaks/boards will be provided back Cove Island, Weed and Pear Tree Beaches or other starting points throughout the day.
What do you need? Kayak or paddle board, a paddle and Coast Guard-certified personal flotation device (life jacket).
Registration and Fundraising
Registration Fee: Single Kayak/Paddle Board: $50 per boat
Double Kayak: $100 per boat
Fundraising Minimum: Single Kayak/Paddle Board: $150 per boat
Double Kayak: $300 per boat
See the FAQ tab for more details on fundraising and check out the Fundraising Awards.
Team Fundraising: At the discretion of the team captain, if the team raises $150 x the number of team members, all members may be covered.
All registered paddlers will have their own personal web page, which can be customized with photos, language, etc. Supporters can make donations directly through that web page.