Paddle from Montauk to Block Island
Paddlers for Humanity, a local not-for-profit organization that donates to projects and programs dedicated to children, will host Block Challenge 2013 on Saturday, August 3 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 18-mile open ocean paddle, which takes approximately six hours to complete, will begin on the north side of the Montauk Lighthouse and end at Champlin’s Marina on Block Island.
There will be a return ferry ride to Montauk courtesy of the Montauk-Block Island Ferry from Viking Fleet at 5 p.m.
Paddlers must raise or contribute a minimum of $1,500 to participate or $750 for paddlers under 18 years-old. All paddlers in kayaks and outrigger canoes must wear a life preserver and all paddleboarders must use a paddle leash attached to their board. At least four support boats will be in the waters along with three jet skis manned by certified lifeguards from Hamptons Lifesaving Association.
Paddlers must register by Thursday, August 1. For further information about Paddlers for Humanity and this event, visit www.p4h.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact (917) 834-3888.
Registration Still Open for Antigua Barbuda Race
The largest amateur sailing prize on the East Coast will be claimed by the winning captain and crew of the Antigua Barbuda Hamptons Challenge in Sag Harbor on Saturday, August 17.
The winner will receive round-trip tickets on American Airlines for seven to Antigua for the island’s world famous Sailing Week, to be held April 26-May 2 in 2014. They will be put up in a 4-star hotel and get the use of a sailboat to race for the week that would normally rent for $10,000 for the week.
The entry fee is $100 if you pay online by today, August 1. After that it will $150, with registration closing on Saturday, August 10.
For more information or to register visit AntiguaBarbudaHamptonsChallenge.com. For more information on Antigua and Barbuda go to VisitAntiguaBarbuda.com.
Benefit Tennis for Fighting Chance
Hamptons Racquet, located on Buckskill Road in East Hampton, will host the First Annual Hampton’s Cup tennis tournament for 10 year-olds and under on Saturday, August 17. The friendly community event will benefit Fighting Chance, the free cancer counseling center located in Sag Harbor.
For more information contact John Graham at 631-324-0297.