GPR 2017

Great Peconic Race 2017

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Race Starting Line

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Race Aerial Shot


Great Peconic Race

  • Saturday, September 9, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Great Peconic Race is an advanced recreational and elite paddle race circumnavigating Shelter Island, NY. The race honors Ted Baldwin’s love for the bays and proceeds will be donated in support of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program.

The Hamptons’ third annual Great Peconic Race, “GPR”, is one of the East Coast’s premier paddle races for elite, intermediate and novice paddlers. All paddle crafts are welcome – SUP, Surf Ski, OC1 – OC6, Kayaks, Coastal Rowers, and Prone board. The race includes the premier, 19 mile race course which circumnavigates Shelter Island,  an approximately 9 mile race course which goes halfway around the island, and a recreational course of approximately 3 miles is also available, however the 3-mile participants are not eligible for cash prizes or trophies.

Please visit for more information and to register.

Not a paddler yourself but want to join in on the festivities? Attend the Great Peconic Race Beach BBQ!

Learn More


Kimberly Barbour
Marine Program Outreach Manager
631-727-7850 x 329


Wades Beach, Shelter Island
114 S Midway Rd,
Shelter Island, NY 11964