Glassy conditions for paddle race
Paddle to the Point was hosted by Get Up Stand Up

ADV/Meaghan Shannon

Glassy conditions for paddle race

Story By: STAFF WRITER
8/28/2019


Get Up Stand Up Paddleboard in Bellport hosted their fifth annual Paddle to the Point paddleboard race on Sunday, Aug. 18. The race kicked off at 8 a.m., with approximately 40 paddlers competing in a two-mile race to South Howells Point as well as a 200-yard youth race. The race took off from the Bellport Dock in near-ideal glassy conditions. The Bellport Fire Department supplied a safety boat and all the proceeds went directly to the South Country Education Foundation.

The top overall winner was John O’Brien of East Moriches. Other top category placers were: Eric Schwinn, Bellport; Sarah Rauch, Bellport; Patty Miller, Brookhaven hamlet and Logan Baxter, Bellport — the first-place youth race winner.