Cow Harbor Paddle Fest

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Cow Harbor PaddleFest has something for everyone from the elite racers to the family and friends cheering from the shore.  In addition to the paddling activities, there will be stand up paddle board and kayak representatives, demonstrations, vendors, music and food.

Register Today! No other event like it between NYC and Riverhead!

Option 1-  6 mile competitive race for kayaks and stand up paddle boards.  If using a tandem kayak, both participants need to register individually.

Option 2- 3 mile recreational Poker Paddle. While paddling at your own pace stop at 5 designated poker boats to retrieve your chips. When you finish paddling turn your chips in to receive your poker hand. Best hand wins a prize. Just want to paddle the 3 miles with friends and not participate, not a problem. We just want to you to have a good time. If using a tandem kayak, both participants need to register individually.

Option 3- 1 mile fun paddle. Great event for kids 10-17.  Kids will be paddling solo. If using a tandem kayak, both participants need to be between 10-17 and register individually.  Fun out and back course.

For tickets to cheer on your favorite paddler &

attend the After Party, go to

 Can't wait to see you there - keep paddling!!

Race Day Schedule

7:30-8:30am - Registration

8:45am- Mandatory Paddler Meeting

9:15am - Staggered Start by Event

11:00 - 1 Mile Kids Paddle

11:00 to 3:00 pm – After Party, Awards and hang out


Paddle Craft Divisions

· Stand Up Paddle Boards

· Kayaks

Race Preparation

·     Apparel: Sun Hat, Polarized Sun Glasses, UV Shirt, Board Shorts / Paddle Shorts, Wind Breaker, Water Shoes, Bilge pump for kayaks, Hoodie / Warm up Jacket, Sun Screen

·     Craft Supplies: Personal Floatation Devices for each Member (Required), bilge pump for kayaks, dry bag, paddles.  All stand up paddlers must wear a leash and have a PFD on Board.

Awards/Prizes–will be awarded to the first place finishers in each age category for each respective class.


Water Support - We have focused our water safety on key areas: paddlers’ physical condition, recreational power boat traffic and weather conditions.  To help with these areas we have asked the following groups, United States Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local Harbor masters, Bay Constable and Northport Fire Department Water and Rescue to assist us in making this a safe race.  We plan to have water safety boats with flags for paddlers as well as roving patrol boats.


Paddler Meeting- There will be a meeting before the start of the race which will go over the race course, rules and safety procedures.  Also a discussion on weather conditions, currents, and problem areas around the course.


Accountability- Any participant that bails out before completing the race, must contact the Cow Harbor PaddleFest committee immediately by informing a designated Committee Boat on your course. Furthermore, all racers that complete their race commitment must check in with the Race committee timer at the finish.



· The Cow Harbor PaddleFest Committee reserves the right to refuse entry and participation to anyone at anytime for any reason.

· Expel or disqualify any individual or boat for lack of required equipment, unsafe operation, and/or disregard for event rules or unsportsmanlike behavior.

· Disqualify any individual or boat who has gained an advantage by drafting any boat outside 500 feet, ignoring someone in distress, or causing damage to another craft.

· All racers must have a PFD on their craft for each member.






Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Lauren Fels189Kayak10-13All
Kyle Lavelle373SUP (All)10-13All
Angelica Pena380SUP (All)14-17All
Keara Doherty699SUP (All)14-17All
Deborah Divirgilio303SUP Under 12'6"50+All
Dustin Mora304SUP (All)40-49All
Russel Mitard306Kayak Sit on Top (1)U18All
Michelle Mitard307SUP Under 12'6"50+All
Kyle Mitard308Kayak Sit on Top (1)U18All
Nicole Fede309SUP Under 12'6"18-29All
Michelle Fede310Kayak Sit on Top (1)18-29All
Jo Joseph311Kayak Sit on Top (1)50+All
Alex Fede312Kayak Sit on Top (1)18-29All
Tommy Mcjoynt313Kayak Sit on Top (1)18-29All
Jennifer Levins317SUP (All)40-49All
James Lanzilotta318SUP Under 12'6"40-49All
Heather Levins320SUP (All)30-39All
Sarah Di Russo321Kayak30-39All
Jessica Smith322Kayak18-29All
Daniel Case323Kayak30-39All
Theresa Rudolph326SUP Under 12'6"40-49All
Kristin Prochilo335SUP (All)18-29All
Gary Zieve339SUP Under 12'6"50+All
Brian Short341SUP Under 12'6"50+All
Vanessa Short342SUP Under 12'6"U18All
Timothy Gioia344Kayak18-29All
Sara Ferrier345Kayak18-29All
Brendan Kolarik346Kayak18-29All
David Kelly347SUP Under 12'6"50+All
Moira Kelly348SUP Under 12'6"U18All
Craig Fels349SUP Under 12'6"40-49All
Alex Latham350SUP Under 12'6"U18All
Christina Stanevich351SUP Under 12'6"30-39All
Kathryn Bittner352SUP Under 12'6"50+All
Stephen Vaughan353SUP Under 12'6"40-49All
Michael Bosco354Sea Kayak18-29All
Victoria Polla355Sea Kayak18-29All
Amy Olander356Kayak50+All
Heather Wine358Kayak40-49All
Gretchen Eigenbrod362SUP (All)50+All
Michelle Burget364Sea Kayak40-49All
Maya Burget, Thomas Burget366Sea Kayak Double50+All
Andy Burget367Sea KayakU18All
Eldon Smith370SUP Under 12'6"40-49All
Mercy Smith371Kayak Sit on Top (1)30-39All
Eldon Smith372KayakU18All
Liz Dahlem376SUP (All)18-29All
Nick Hughhes384SUP 14'30-39All
Heloise Kriel390Kayak30-39All
Richard Price602Sea Kayak50+Guy
Emery Korpi605Kayak50+Guy
Nicole Rosario614SUP Under 12'6"30-39Girl
Victor Vitale615Kayak40-49Guy
Sandra Dowd616SUP Under 12'6"40-49Girl
Samantha Gesuele619SUP Under 12'6"30-39Girl
Eric Verruto624SUP Under 12'6"30-39Guy
Peter Kramer625SUP Under 12'6"30-39Guy
Leonard Carolan627Sea Kayak50+Guy
Steven Carolan628Kayak18-29Guy
James Chou629Kayak50+Guy
Craig Stepnowski630SUP Under 12'6"40-49Guy
Joann Distler631SUP Under 12'6"50+Girl
George Darienzo632SUP Under 12'6"40-49Guy
Gary Schacker633SUP Under 12'6"50+Guy
Wendy Grand634Sea Kayak50+Girl
Elisa Berger636Kayak Sit on Top (1)40-49Girl
Thomas Berger637Kayak Sit on Top (1)40-49Guy
Anthony Ogg638SUP 14'30-39Guy
Greg Sassone640SUP Under 12'6"30-39Guy
Edward Harnisch643SUP Under 12'6"40-49Guy
Leo Palumbo657Kayak Sit on Top (1)50+Guy
Tim Mcconnell659SUP Under 12'6"40-49Guy
Christine Nastos660SUP Under 12'6"30-39Girl
Christopher Hickey661Kayak Sit on Top (1)40-49Guy
Peter Johnson663SUP 14'40-49Guy
Terry Dunbar669Kayak50+Guy
Chris Maione674Kayak50+Guy
Lora Batorsky675Kayak30-39Girl
James Wilson677Sea Kayak50+Guy
Kyle Vannostrand678Sea Kayak18-29Guy
Taylor Resnick679SUP 14'30-39Guy
Jonathan Jordan681SUP (All)18-29Guy
Greg Cantone682SUP Under 12'6"40-49Guy
Howard Bergesen683Kayak50+Guy
Vincent Attisano685SUP 14'50+Guy
Michael Fleischer686SUP 14'50+Guy
Mary Scheerer687SUP Under 12'6"50+Girl
Rich Alexander688SUP 14'50+Guy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

Cow Harbor PaddleFest will be at Steers Beach, Northport, NY  11768.
It is located next to the Town of Hungtinton Ashroken Beach. 
Can't wait to see you there! In the mean time keep paddling!


Aug 23, 2014


Northport, NY