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Meet at the Beach!

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

A gathering of kayak builders


at Bluff Point State Park Groton, Connecticut.

Is a fun gathering which gives us a chance to meet other builders and paddlers and talk shop a bit. People generously let others try out their boats. A total of about 50 boats show each year. It is great fun to see the variety of designs and techniques used. There is everything from very traditional skin-on-frame Greenland style kayaks to innovative new skin-on-frame hybrids, as well as strip-built and stitch-and-glue.

This year Rob Macks from Laughing Loon is planning to come down from Maine, Chesapeake Light Craft will be driving up with a trailer from Maryland, and Nick Schade of Guillemot Kayaks will bring his new Noank Pulling Boat prototype from across the river.

The gathering is free and open to all. It is held in the sheltered waters beside the state park suitable for beginners and novice paddlers. A short paddle brings you to the open waters of Long Island Sound. People will start showing up around 10:00 am and stay until they are tired. You do not need to bring a boat. The event happens rain or shine.


We are planning on having another gathering around the same time next year. As plans evolve, the latest information will be posted on this page. If you have any questions please post them to the Kayak Building Bulletin Board.

The gathering is held at Bluff Point State Park Groton CT.


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