Cow Harbor Paddle Fest 2016

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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. Professionally timed.

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

Option 3- 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 4- 1 mile fun paddle. Great event for kids 12 and under.  Kids will be paddling solo. If using a tandem kayak, both participants need to be between 12 and under and register individually.  Fun out and back course.

After Paddle BBQ included with registration.  Buy extra tickets for  After Paddle BBQ when you register.

 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 aprox.  - 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.

Elisa Berger601Kayak18-49Girl
Thomas Berger602Kayak18-49Guy
Harry Tarlow603Kayak50+Guy
Tim Morey604SUP 14'50+Guy
Hype Mattingly605Kayak50+Girl
Lora Batorsky606Kayak18-49Girl
Chris Maione607Kayak50+Guy
Ken Boyle608SUP 14'18-49Guy
Carl Cascone609Kayak50+Guy
Kate Soskil610SUP 14'18-49Girl
Leo Palumbo611Kayak50+Guy
Matthew Hancock612SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
Ann Marie Little613Kayak50+Girl
Avril Coakley614Kayak50+Girl
Anthony Ogg615SUP 14'18-49Guy
Mark Gehrke616SUP 14'50+Guy
Linda Diaz617Kayak50+Girl
Drew Thompson618SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
Zachary Schreiner619SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
Sosh Andriano620SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
Steve Modica621Kayak50+Guy
Morgan Modica622KayakU18Girl
James Wilson623Kayak50+Guy
James Chou624Kayak50+Guy
Edward Harnisch625SUP 14'18-49Girl
Jeremy Mender626SUP 14'18-49Guy
Sean Kellershon627SUP 14'18-49Guy
Mark Coleman946Kayak50+Guy
John Erhardt947SUP 14'18-49Guy
Ryan Thompson956SUP 14'18-49Guy
Howie Bergesen1000Kayak50+Guy
Chris Horton1001Kayak50+Guy
Michelle Mitard901KayakAllMixed
Kyle Mitard902KayakAllMixed
Tricia Meinen903KayakAllMixed
Michelle Fede904KayakAllMixed
Nicole Fede905KayakAllGirl
Tian Meinen906KayakAllMixed
Jo Joseph907KayakAllMixed
Annmarie Capuano908SUP (All)AllGirl
Jennifer Mulhern909KayakAllGirl
Carol Blieka910KayakAllGirl
Lawrence Blieka911KayakAllGuy
Kenneth Welliver912KayakAllMixed
Miranda Duffy913KayakAllGirl
Terry Canavan914KayakAllMixed
Timothy Canavan915KayakAllMixed
Ken Kutner916KayakAllGuy
Nicole Lenna917SUP (All)AllGirl
Irene Lenna918KayakAllGirl
Julie Lefkowitz, Keith Ostrander919Sea Kayak DoubleAllMixed
Andrea Anton920SUP (All)AllGirl
Claudia Jablonski921KayakAllGirl
Mary Sullivan922SUP (All)AllGirl
Richard Krulik923KayakAllGuy
Eldon Smith924SUP (All)AllMixed
Eldon Smith925KayakAllMixed
Mercy Smith926KayakAllMixed
Joanne Leschen927SUP (All)AllGirl
Karen Kohler928SUP (All)AllGirl
Barbara Barry929SUP (All)AllGirl
Greg Hodges930KayakAllGuy
Liz Parrett931KayakAllMixed
Joe Fodera932KayakAllMixed
Moira Troiano933KayakAllGirl
Jeannine Giangrande934SUP (All)AllGirl
Erin Robilotta935SUP (All)AllGirl
Brian Robilotta936KayakAllMixed
Susan Grosso937KayakAllMixed
Kerrin Blieka938SUP (All)AllGirl
Craig Fels939SUP (All)AllGuy
Donna Vaccaro940SUP (All)AllGirl
John Scott941SUP (All)AllGuy
John Trama942SUP (All)AllMixed
Melissa Fels943SUP (All)AllGirl
Brenda Mayo944SUP (All)AllGirl
Tina Hopkins945SUP (All)AllGirl
Matthew Baker949KayakAllGuy
Brian Cocchi953KayakAllGuy
Katelyn Murray954KayakAllGirl
Caitlin Fitzgerald955KayakAllGirl
Molly Mchale101SUP (All)12 and underAll
Kayleigh Malone102SUP (All)12 and underAll
Celeste Pezzano951SUP (All)12 and underAll
Aidan Robilotta952SUP (All)12 and underAll
Isabel Pezzano999SUP (All)12 and underAll
John Lee301Kayak18-49All
John Accardo302Kayak50+All
Russel Mitard303KayakU18Guy
Vincent Mulhern304Kayak18-49Guy
David Grabovetsky305SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
Melissa Seib306SUP 14'18-49Girl
Margie Blieka307SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
Nancy Holloway308SUP Under 12'6"50+Girl
Kathryn Bittner309SUP Under 12'6"50+Girl
Charlotte Crowley310SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
Kim Gibbons311SUP 14'18-49Girl
Kirsten Wasarhaley312SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
Kevin Finnegan313SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
Sean Houlihan314SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
Paul Robinson315Kayak50+Guy
Maureen Pfeiffer316SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
Jessica Smith317Kayak18-49Girl
Sarah Di Russo318Kayak18-49Girl
Wendell Mangibin319SUP 14'18-49Guy
Rob Fioresi320SUP 14'18-49Guy
Robert Fioresi321SUP Under 12'6"U18Guy
Sheila Malone322SUP 14'18-49Girl
Annmarie Burns323SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
Joey Fede324Kayak18-49Guy
Christina Cona948SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
John Lonigro950SUP 14'50+Guy
Sarah Thompson957SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl

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 20, 2016


Northport, NY