Cow Harbor PaddleFest 2015

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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. Prizes!!

Option 2-  3 mile competitive race for kayaks and stand up paddle boards.  If using a tandem kayak, both participants need to register individually.  Prizes!!

Option 3- 3 mile recreational Poker Paddle. While paddling at your own pace stop at 5 designated poker boats to retrieve your chips from a floating inner tube. 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 you to have a good time. If using a tandem kayak, both participants need to register individually.

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 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 to 2:00 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.

Sandra Dowd601SUP (All)35-49Girl
John Lonigro602Kayak35-49Guy
Debbie Anderson603Kayak50-64Girl
Leo Palumbo604Kayak50-64Guy
Victor Vitale605Kayak35-49Guy
Chris Hickey606Kayak35-49Guy
Steven Conforti607Kayak50-64Mixed
Robert Alessi608SUP (All)18-34Guy
Will Yandell609SUP (All)35-49Guy
Howard Bergesen610Kayak65+Guy
Cassie Rapp611Kayak18-34Girl
Steve Rapp612Kayak35-49Guy
Alex Lotz613KayakU17Guy
Elisa Berger614Kayak35-49Girl
Thomas Berger615Kayak35-49Guy
Maureen Roeber616SUP (All)35-49Girl
James Preston617SUP (All)18-34Guy
Shawna Macnamara618SUP (All)35-49Girl
Jennifer Place619SUP (All)35-49Girl
Robert Place620SUP (All)35-49Guy
Jerome Isakov621SUP (All)35-49Guy
William Baldwin622SUP (All)50-64Guy
Craig Stepnowski623SUP (All)35-49Guy
Bryan Irving624SUP (All)35-49Guy
Edward Harnisch625SUP (All)35-49Guy
Matthew Hancock626SUP (All)35-49Guy
Mary Scheerer627SUP (All)50-64Girl
Shari Hymes628SUP (All)50-64Girl
Alex Bluedorn629SUP (All)18-34Guy
Jeff Larssan630SUP (All)50-64Guy
James Chou631Kayak50-64Guy
John Erhardt632SUP (All)35-49Guy
Carl Cascone633Kayak65+Guy
Cristin Mathiez634Kayak18-34Girl
Raoul Koopman635SUP (All)18-34Guy
Jennifer Gatz636SUP (All)35-49Girl
Gerald Blum637Kayak65+Guy
Justin Brown638SUP (All)18-34Guy
John Brendel639SUP (All)U17Guy
Peter Johnson640SUP (All)35-49Guy
Erik Flood641SUP (All)35-49Guy
Jordan Descovich642SUP (All)18-34Guy
Roxane Robinson643SUP (All)50-64Girl
Carl Horn644Kayak35-49Guy
Ryan Sneden645SUP (All)35-49Guy
Lora Batorsky646Kayak35-49Girl
Chris Maione647Kayak50-64Guy
Ken Boyle648SUP (All)35-49Guy
Fabrizio Bustos301All18-34Guy
Josette Bianchi-hayes302All35-49Girl
Theresa Rudolph303All50-64Girl
Tim Morey304All50-64Guy
Brian Short305All50-64Guy
David Kelly306All50-64Guy
Moira Kelly307AllU17Girl
Faye Stratford308SUP (All)18-34Girl
John Accardo309Kayak50-64Guy
Ricardo Barco310SUP (All)35-49Guy
Erica Harnisch311SUP (All)35-49Girl
Ronnie Oldenburg312Kayak35-49Guy
Bob Fertig, Bob Fertig313Sea Kayak Double50-64Mixed
Nancy Fertig, Nancy Fertig314Sea Kayak Double50-64Mixed
Kevin Sperandeo315SUP (All)18-34Guy
Sosh Andriano316SUP (All)35-49Guy
Leo Imperial317SUP (All)35-49Guy
Noreen Mccormack318SUP (All)35-49Girl
Katelyn Pierson319SUP (All)18-34Girl
Madison Callinan320SUP (All)U17Girl
Emma Brendel321SUP (All)U17Girl
Chris Spiros322SUP (All)50-64Guy
Robert Fioresi323SUP (All)U17Guy
Rob Fioresi324SUP (All)35-49Guy
Jeremy Gelb325SUP (All)18-34Guy
Amy Tannner326SUP (All)18-34Girl
Rob Troiano959Kayak35-49Guy
Lana Soskin901SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Marisa Gabrielli902SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Ali Gladowsky903SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Tricia King904SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Michelle Mitard905SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Russel Mitard906KayakOpen 10+Guy
Ashley Fede, Jesse Duarte907Sea Kayak DoubleOpen 10+Guy
Nicole Fede908KayakOpen 10+Girl
Suzanne Malise909KayakOpen 10+Girl
Patricia Meinen910KayakOpen 10+Girl
Jo Joseph911KayakOpen 10+Girl
Richard Krulik912KayakOpen 10+Guy
Charles Ottomanelli913KayakOpen 10+Guy
Allison Ottomanelli914KayakOpen 10+Girl
Simon Brazier915SUP (All)Open 10+Guy
Cathy Scharnikow916SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Joey Fede917KayakOpen 10+Guy
Kathy Morga918KayakOpen 10+Girl
Danielle Phelan919SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Casey Phelan920SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Nina Yousefzadeh921SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Daniel Mercer922SUP (All)Open 10+Guy
Kathryn Bittner923SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Michelle Burget924KayakOpen 10+Girl
Andy Burget925KayakOpen 10+Guy
Thomas Burget, Maya Burget926Sea Kayak DoubleOpen 10+Guy
Peggy Valente927SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Beth Oneill928SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Diane Martinez929SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Manny Martinez930SUP (All)Open 10+Guy
Kerrin Blieka931SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
June Macdonald932SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
George Morrish933KayakOpen 10+Guy
Larry Blieka934SUP (All)Open 10+Guy
Chris D'amico, Christopher D'amico935Sea Kayak DoubleOpen 10+Guy
Courtney Schreiber936SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Maureen Pfeiffer937SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Monica Pfeiffer938SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Kevin Finnegan939SUP (All)Open 10+Guy
Michael Edebohls940KayakOpen 10+Guy
Kirsten Wasarhaley941SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Ryan Edebohls, Michael Edebohls942Sea Kayak DoubleOpen 10+Guy
Eldon Smith943SUP (All)Open 10+Guy
Jeff Wells944SUP (All)Open 10+Guy
Mercy Smith945KayakOpen 10+Girl
Eldon Smith946SUP (All)Open 10+Guy
Todd Richheimer947SUP (All)Open 10+Guy
Cheryl Pelkowski948KayakOpen 10+Guy
Renee Mccusker949SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Gregory Cantone950SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Brian Ciafardoni951KayakOpen 10+Guy
Brooke Cantone952SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Jacqueline Contino953SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Joanne La Placa954SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Kyle Vannostrand955KayakOpen 10+Guy
Faith Jenkins956SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Karl Leonard957KayakOpen 10+Guy
Richard Leonard958KayakOpen 10+Guy
Greg Gardner964KayakOpen 10+Guy
Maya Burget, Thomas Burget967Sea Kayak DoubleOpen 10+Girl
Margie Blieka970SUP (All)Open 10+Girl
Mike Marino971SUP (All)Open 10+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 15, 2015


Northport, NY