Meet at the Beach: A gathering of kayak builders

Meet at the Beach: A gathering of kayak builders. Photo: Guillemot Kayaks.
Saturday, June 1, 2019

An annual gathering of kayak builders and like-minded individuals at Bluff Point State Park. This is a fun gathering which gives us all 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.

The gathering is free and open to all. It is held in sheltered waters which are 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 a.m. and stay until they are tired. You do not need to bring a boat. The event happens rain or shine.

If you have any questions please post them to the Kayak Forum.

Bluff Point State Park, Groton, Connecticut

Questions can be posted to the Kayak Forum.