Stage 5. Bear Mt. – Tappan Zee Bridge

Distance: 19.8 miles

 Thursday June 13

 Timeline

Prior to Stage 5 Kayakers please make arrangements for you kayak to be dropped off near Fort Montgomery the day before Stage 5.

Address: Bear Mountain State Park, 690 US-9W, Fort Montgomery, NY 10922

3:00 AM NYC based swimmers and kayakers, meet outside the subway station at St. Nicholas Ave and West 125th St Manhattan.
3:10 AM Shuttle bus departs 125th Street for Tarrytown Marina.
3:50 AM  People staying near Tarrytown or parking cars at the swim exit point, meet at the parking lot southeast of Tarrytown Metro North Station on Depot Plaza Road.  Leave time to buy a paid parking ticket.

Address: south Depot Plaza Road https://goo.gl/maps/8ywMXiHYFR12

4:00 AM Shuttle bus departs Tarrytown Metro-North Station for Fort Montgomery and Bear Mt Dock
4:45 AM  Shuttle bus drops kayakers and swimmers at Garrison Ferry dock, Garrison Landing
5:00 AM Swimmers load Solaris and depart Garrison Landing for Bear Mt. Bridge
5:15 AM RHIBs and Jet skis depart Garrison Landing for Bear Mt. Dock
5:40 AM Swimmers splash (max flood prior to ebb is 0.59 knots).
4:30 PM Pull remaining swimmers when swimmers can no longer make headway (max flood is 1.78).
4:30 PM Kayakers paddle to Washington Irving Boat Club next to Tappan Zee Bridges and exit water.

Address: 238 Green St, Tarrytown, NY 10591

Swimmers and volunteers unload boats at Tarrytown Marina.

Address: 236 West Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591

 

Stage 6. Tappan Zee – George Washington Bridge

Distance: 15.7 miles

Friday June 14

 Timeline

Prior to Stage 6 Kayakers please make arrangements for you kayaks to be dropped off at Washington Irving Boat Club, Tarrytown prior to the start of Stage 6. Please contact event directors if you need more information.
8:15 AM Swimmers, kayakers and volunteers with vehicles meet at La Marina, Manhattan for shuttle bus transport to Washington Irving Boat Club.

Address: 348 Dyckman Street Manhattan NY 10034. Park in garage on Dyckman Street.

If you DO NOT have a vehicle to park at La Marina, ride the Metro North train to Tarrytown.

http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/planning/schedules/

8:30 AM Shuttle bus departs for Washington Irving Boat Club, Tarrytown.
9:10 AM  All meet at Washington Irving Boat Club, Tarrytown.

Address: 238 Green St, Tarrytown, NY 10591

Swimmers connect with their Kayaker and load gear/feeds into kayaks.

10:00 AM  Swimmers walk (5 minutes) to Tarrytown Marina and load safety boats.

Address: 236 West Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591

10:00 AM  Kayakers depart for south side of Tappan Zee Bridge.
10:42 AM  Swim splash (max flood prior to ebb is 0.96 knots).
4:45 PM  Pull remaining swimmers when flood starts or when swimmers can no longer make headway. (max flood post ebb is 2.37 knots).
5:00 PM  Unload kayaks and swimmers at Inwood Canoe Club.

8 Bridges casual dinner at ICC.

Address: 360 Dyckman Street Manhattan NY 10034.

 

Stage 7. George Washington – Verrazzano Bridge

Distance: 18.1 miles

Saturday June 15

 Timeline

Prior to Stage 7 Kayakers please make arrangements for your kayak to be dropped off at Inwood Canoe Club. Please contact event directors for more information.
6:30 AM All to meet at Inwood Canoe Club Dock.

Address: 360 Dyckman Street Manhattan NY 10034.

7:00 AM Boaters arrive.Swimmers connect with their boater and kayaker and load gear/feeds into kayaks.Swimmers and volunteers load assigned boats.
7:20 AM Kayakers depart for the western (NJ) side of GWB.
7:40 AM  Boaters with swimmers, kayakers and volunteers depart ICC for western (NJ) side of George Washington Bridge.
8:00 AM Swim splash (max flood prior to ebb is 1.75 knots).Wave 1
8:15 AM Swim splash (max flood prior to ebb is 1.75 knots).Wave 2
3:30 PM  Pull remaining swimmers when flood starts or when swimmers can no longer make headway (max flood post ebb is 1.53 knots).
3:30 PM  Swimmers and Kayakers return to safety boats.
4:30 PM  Boaters unload swimmers and volunteers at

6:00 PM  Unload kayak shuttle at Inwood Canoe Club.

Address: 360 Dyckman Street Manhattan NY 10034.