New York Outrigger and
Manu`iwa Outrigger Canoe Club
are proud to present
New York City - June 26-27 1998

From: Roger Meyer

Four years ago outrigging was virtually unkown on the East Coast. Last year 14 teams raced around the Statue of Liberty attracting nationwide coverage from CNN and Associated Press. For our second year Liberty World Challenge will host as many as 40 teams, with competition coming as far as Hawai`i. In addition, "Team Hawaii" will graciously host an Outrigging Symposium for the public, clubs and members of the media. With this remarkable nationwide participation and support, Liberty World Challenge is fast becoming a phenomenal sports event and singular tradition for New York City.

If you are not familiar with the venue, Liberty World Challenge is urban outrigging. It is paddling around the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, in the shadow of the World Trade Center, under the Brooklyn Bridge, and surfing the wakes of oceanliners and ferries listing with cheering spectators. It's as bizarre as it sounds as well as fun and challenging. Needless to say we will pump-up the publicity and coverage, to bring the sport of outrigging even more visibilty than last year. We thank you all in advance for your interest and participation. See you downtown!


Roger Meyer
Event Organizer
Liberty World Challenge

WHERE: Pier # 25, North Moore Street, New York City

WHEN: June 26th - 27th 1998

RACE: 15-mile ironman race encircling the Financial District of New York, the Statue of Liberty and other key landmarks.

Mens: Open, Masters [35-44]
Senior Masters [45 +]
Womens: Open, Masters

Approximately 40 teams, including teams from Canada, Oregon, California, and "Team Hawaii"

Hudson River Park Conservancy
Manhattan Youth Recreation Inc.
Manhattan Beach Inc.

U.S. Canoe and Kayak Team
East Coast Outrigger Racing Association

PR recipients include:
CNN World News
ABC News *
NBC News
CBS News
Fox News
Associated Press
New York Times
* already expressed feature story interest

ENTERTAINMENT: The Hawaiian Cultural Foundation will bring dance and music.

RACE FEE: $25 per person. Please make checks payable to New York Outrigger.

Send to:
Attn. Roger Meyer
New York Outrigger
175 West 88th Street Suite #3
New York, NY 10024

ENTRY DEADLINE: May 7th 1998

Friday June 26th
1:00 PM teams arrive
2:00 - 3:00 PM 5.6-mile 1-man race
3:15 - 6:00 PM "Team Hawaii" Outrigging Symposium for athletes and press

Saturday June 27th
8:00 - 8:45AM pre-race course briefing
9:00 - 11:00 AM womenís race
12:00 - 2:00 PM menís race
2:00 - 3:00 PM food with Hawaiian music and dance
3:00 - 4:00 PM awards ceremony

If you want more information please email us with your address and we will get out a race packet this week.

Roger Meyer
President, New York Outrigger
H/O 212.580.0442

Blake Conant
President, ECORA
H 203.877.4130
W 203.877.4778

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Last Modified: Sunday - 03/29/98 - 12:05:36