Great Peconic Race

A Paddle for Ted | Saturday, September 10th, 2016

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. Please check back from time to time for updated information.

RACE DESCRIPTION

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, and new this year, an approximately 9 mile race course which goes halfway around the island in addition to a 3 mile race course. Recreational paddlers are welcome to compete in all races, although we recommend that advanced paddlers compete in the 19 mile race. While all races are eligible for trophies, only the 19 mile course is eligible for cash prizes.

This will be the first year also offering a 9-mile half course, for those looking for longer sprint, and a 3-mile untimed recreational course, so everyone can join in on the fun.

This is an open water, paddle race, circumnavigating Shelter Island, NY.  Participants can expect open bay conditions, which may include strong currents, and a variety of wind and wave conditions.

GPR was created to let paddlers experience the beauty of the Peconic Bays and to challenge your will to withstand whatever Mother Nature throws at you. Through this race, we honor Ted Baldwin’s love for these waters and his enduring spirit. This year we will be holding a beach party to support Cornell’s work of local marine habitat restoration. There will be interactive, group sea grass planting for all racers and guests who wish to participate in giving back to our waters. Proceeds from the beach party will be donated to Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program, which helps to save our waters.

Train hard and get ready for an unforgettable race and a truly memorable day on the beach.  Bring your support crew to cheer you on!  Spectators are welcome for the beach party and are encouraged to cheer on all the racers as they cross the finish line!

HISTORY

A Paddle for Ted

My brother, Ted Baldwin, grew up in North Sea on Little Peconic Bay, where he lived for the water. Ted loved to test the limits of his abilities, imagination and Mother Nature’s patience. He always dared us to have as much fun as possible and more often than not, that meant doing something on the water.

Ted was a true water lover. There wasn’t a sport or activity on the water that he had not tried while growing up on the bay. To name just a few, they included designing a slalom course in Scallop Pond, our favorite ski hangout, to sailing around Robin’s Island, to jet skiing, and parasailing.

Ted had very little fear and was always confident when it came to his abilities or whatever Mother Nature could throw at him. Ted was put to the greatest test as he battled a disease that eventually took Ted away from us physically, but his spirit survives.

This race is to honor Ted’s love for these water where he had many adventures and so much fun, and is a tribute to his enduring spirit in the face of his greatest challenge. Supporting the Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program and its mission of helping to save our waters, honors Ted’s love of these waters.

GPR 2016 RESULTS

Stand Up Paddleboards 12'6'' 
Place Name Bib No Age Total Time Gender Gender Finish Place
1 JULIETA GISMONDI 80 31 4:17:03.69 F 1
2 STEPHANIE SHIDELER 45 41 4:25:37.13 F 2
3 YUVAL LAVY 24 39 4:31:05.86 M 1
4 MARY SCHEERER 33 57 4:41:56.60 F 3
5 ALEXA SUESS 28 22 4:42:25.28 F 4
6 MARK PREECE 55 59 5:15:37.61 M 2
7 ANDREW LANES 121 56 5:27:52.15 M 3
8 RICHARD BYRNE 81 55 5:39:12.58 M 4
9 CHERRYL BRADLEY 21 52 5:42:11.18 F 5
10 GULLY SIEGEL 137 18 6:07:56.87 M 5
11 CARLOS HERNANDEZ 100 29 6:08:00.49 M 6
Stand Up Paddleboards 14'
Place Name Bib No Age Total Time Gender Gender Finish Place
1 BILLY SWEZEY JR 93 27 3:37:48.60 M 1
2 ANDREW DIMA 131 18 3:41:57.19 M 2
3 CARL-HENRIK BENGTSSON 113 44 3:59:59.25 M 3
4 TERENCE OMALLEY 116 28 4:13:41.57 M 4
5 ALEXANDER JACKSON 89 50 4:22:13.10 M 5
6 KEITH ATTISANO 96 40 4:23:56.98 M 6
7 BEN SMITH 109 41 4:28:01.65 M 7
8 TIM WOOD 59 43 4:28:29.64 M 8
9 EDMONDS BAFFORD 26 46 4:31:46.49 M 9
10 CROMWELL COULSON 22 50 4:34:54.55 M 10
11 ORION MIMS 119 44 4:40:01.16 M 11
12 CHRIS CZARTOSIESKI 23 32 4:41:01.82 M 12
13 JAMES PRESTON 139 18 4:42:09.39 M 13
14 PAULO KAISER 18 45 4:55:23.93 M 14
15 STEPHAN PETROV 42 31 5:00:09.95 M 15
16 THOMAS KEMPNER 12 63 5:06:04.09 M 16
17 JOSETTE LATA 31 46 5:10:34.13 F 1
18 GARY RANCOURT 51 71 5:20:36.68 M 17
19 PETER JOHNSON 78 44 5:29:09.90 M 18
20 MAUREEN ROEBER 102 50 5:34:27.88 F 2
21 JOHN JUDGE 15 44 5:36:36.17 M 19
22 SHAWNA MACNAMARA 29 41 5:43:12.82 F 3
23 ROXANE ROBINSON 37 59 5:43:13.86 F 4
Surfski Single
Place Name Bib No Age Total Time Gender Gender Finish Place
1 JESSE LISHCHUK 77 21 2:44:13.20 M 1
2 JEFF COWLEY 110 49 2:53:16.84 M 2
3 BOB CAPELLINI 39 65 3:16:50.42 M 3
4 GEORGE BUCHHOLZ 36 62 4:32:22.98 M 4
Surfski Double
Place Name Bib No Age Total Time Gender Gender Finish Place
1 JIM HOFFMAN 70 57 2:47:41.07 M 1
2 TIMOTHY DWYER 76 56 2:55:18.32 M 2
OC-1
Place Name Bib No Age Total Time Gender Gender Finish Place
1 BOGDAN KORDULSKI 56 47 3:13:35.20 M 1
2 WILLIAM BALDWIN 5 53 3:42:45.07 M 2
3 CURTIS PARKER 35 60 3:46:28.56 M 3
4 COLIN SAVAGE 30 43 4:08:53.27 M 4
Open
Place Name Bib No Age Total Time Gender Gender Finish Place
1 RACHAEL SWEENEY 108 54 4:04:15.33 F 1
2 ELIZABETH CONDREN 104 43 4:04:16.21 F 2
Sea Kayak
Place Name Bib No Age Total Time Gender Gender Finish Place
1 MARK WEBBER 83 61 3:17:16.52 M 1
2 PETER FARRAR 49 71 3:32:44.25 M 2
3 JAMES PERRY 105 43 3:59:34.24 M 3
4 SHARI HYMES 34 54 4:00:20.20 F 1
5 KEVIN STIEGELMAIER 14 40 4:00:50.29 M 4
6 EDDIE BRENNAN 32 62 4:05:05.93 M 5
7 ELIZA GATFIELD 38 49 4:17:39.11 F 2
8 ANTHONY RUBANO 67 49 4:19:35.30 M 6
9 DONALD D'AMATO 1 72 4:20:11.35 M 7
10 COLIN MULLEN 8 60 4:22:24.17 M 8
11 HOWARD BERGESEN 43 71 4:32:46.66 M 9
12 JOSE FERNANDEZ 10 60 4:46:38.39 M 10
13 DARA MULLEN 11 55 4:59:55.58 F 3
14 RON HERRMANN 74 54 4:59:59.85 M 11
15 DAVID HOFFMAN 7 56 5:35:46.83 M 12
16 JEAN CAWLEY 71 49 5:45:28.01 F 4
17 DOMINIC STILLER 72 52 5:45:30.10 M 13
18 ERIN HEISEL 85 38 5:45:58.62 F 5
SUP Unlimited
Place Name Bib No Age Total Time Gender Gender Finish Place
1 BOB ARNOT 95 68 4:40:20.14 M 1
2 JONATHAN MEYER 17 44 4:50:13.32 M 2
Prone (All)
Place Name Bib No Age Total Time Gender Gender Finish Place
1 SAMMY CROOKE 138 36 3:49:19.08 M 1
OC-1 Short
Place Name Bib No Age Total Time Gender Gender Finish Place
1 KENNETH T WALLS 9 70 1:31:40.19 M 1
Prone All Short
Place Name Bib No Age Total Time Gender Gender Finish Place
1 FERGUS SLOAN 2 45 2:08:29.26 M 1
Sea Kayak Short
Place Name Bib No Age Total Time Gender Gender Finish Place
1 EDWIN MANGUAL 60 54 1:46:26.97 M 1
2 ALFRED BALDWIN 73 58 1:46:38.12 M 2
3 DENIS HARRINGTON 58 74 1:48:00.87 M 3
4 JIM HARMON 48 73 1:55:08.15 M 4
5 BRENT HANEY 66 62 1:58:50.36 M 5
6 CHRISTOPHER ALEXANDER 90 53 2:07:43.26 M 5
7 KATHLEEN KING 40 57 2:20:36.19 F 1
8 JEFF THAYER 57 42 2:25:41.45 M 6
9 MARILYN DELUCA 52 67 2:41:04.03 F 2
10 JOHN ROTROSEN 53 69 2:50:56.72 M 7
11 BRIAN OLEARY 50 70 2:53:39.07 M 8
SUP 12'6" Short
Place Name Bib No Age Total Time Gender Gender Finish Place
1 JESSICA OSBORNE 82 32 2:06:56.22 F 1
2 KATHERINE MALLOY 84 37 2:22:48.72 F 2
3 SCOTT FEIERSTEIN 20 40 2:28:02.88 M 1
4 GUS GOBLE 135 18 2:29:30.00 M 2
5 KIM NALEPINSKI 65 46 2:38:50.31 F 3
6 ELOISE BARNUM 122 33 2:45:39.73 F 4
7 GAIL KOTOWSKI 99 66 2:46:13.36 F 5
8 NICOLE ESKANDAR 103 42 3:00:04.22 F 6
9 BRIGID FLANAGAN 123 46 3:00:15.32 F 7
SUP Unlimited Short
Place Name Bib No Age Total Time Gender Gender Finish Place
1 JENNIFER HUNG 133 18 2:02:17.40 F 1
2 KAITY WONG 134 18 2:20:38.20 F 2
SUP 14' Short
Place Name Bib No Age Total Time Gender Gender Finish Place
1 VAL FLORIO 124 54 1:50:32.64 M 1
2 WILL YANDELL 126 46 1:51:39.55 M 2
3 GASTON GALINANES 129 18 1:52:00.03 M 3
4 CODY WILLIAMS 140 18 1:58:37.91 M 4
5 NORIKO OKAYA 101 45 2:02:25.42 F 1
6 BEN YETMAN 98 37 2:05:01.86 M 6
7 MIKE NAVARRA 112 52 2:05:55.20 M 7
8 JEFF REGIS 127 40 2:10:00.34 M 8
9 TIM MOREY 68 65 2:13:20.99 M 9
10 PAUL GRIFFIN 94 43 2:13:50.63 M 10
11 CARL GROTH 87 55 2:23:41.19 M 11
12 ANN WELKER 117 53 2:26:43.58 F 2
Rowing Single
Place Name Bib No Age Total Time Gender Gender Finish Place
1 BEN BOOTH 106 39 2:53:03.30 M 1
2 JAMES DIETZ 97 30 3:04:41.76 M 2
3 SINEAD FITZGIBBON 91 46 3:12:30.46 F 1
4 DENNIS LOEBS 69 54 3:20:25.09 M 3
5 KAI STURMANN 13 61 3:59:30.54 M 4
6 WILLIAM COSTELLO 92 55 4:00:38.43 M 5
3 Mile Rec Race - All
Place Name Bib No Age Total Time Gender Gender Finish Place
1 ANTHONY TRAMONTANO 61 45 35:31.28 M 1
2 JACKSON RUNG-WILE 64 14 38:17.29 M 2
3 WILLIAM LEEDS 86 62 39:11.11 M 3
4 JAC CITERA 63 64 39:16.10 M 4
5 JESSICA BELLOFATTO 151 18 40:40.03 F 1
6 JESSY NEES 152 18 40:41.42 F 2
7 ZAHRA SHERZAD 132 18 45:01.29 F 3
8 RICHARD SUESS 88 57 45:34.37 M 5
9 JOAN FIDEN 118 56 49:19.83 F 4
10 MAUREEN PFEIFFER 130 18 52:06.00 F 5
11 RICHARD LEVINE 128 55 52:23.04 M 6
12 LEILA YANDELL 125 41 52:36.05 F 6
13 CATHY COSGROVE 107 49 56:55.29 F 7
14 SHERRI TIESI 136 18 58:38.94 F 8
15 KAREN GOERL 79 49 1:02:14.48 F 9
16 SUSAN PETRIE 111 51 1:02:48.43 F 10

THANK YOU TO THE SPONSORS OF THE 2016 GREAT PECONIC RACE!

Please read the Sponsorship Letter to learn more about becoming a GPR 2016 Sponsor!

CHARITY

Great Peconic Race supports the Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program. 

The Marine Program became a part of Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) in 1985, and is known and respected nationally and internationally. Its mission is to protect our waters, providing a clean environment for our fish, fowl and plants.

The researchers and educators of the Marine Program are busy working to inform Long Islanders how we can each do our part to safeguard our environment. Projects have been designed to bring back our once thriving eelgrass and shell fish populations, ensure our commercial fishing industry continues to thrive while limiting bycatch, provide public education about environmental consequences of storm water runoff, and introduce our young people to marine sciences and marine life on Long Island.

For more information about the Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program, please visit their website.

To donate to Great Peconic Race, a 501(c)(3) organization, please click on the Donate button below. You will be directed to PayPal’s secure checkout page to complete the transaction.

CONTACT

For additional information about Great Peconic Race, please contact:

Billy Baldwin, President
Email: info@GreatPeconicRace.com
Phone: 347-675-2068
Mailing Address:
William Baldwin
Great Peconic Race
PO Box 3238
Sag Habor, NY 11963

Linda Cirigliano, Race Director
Email: sponsorship@GreatPeconicRace.com
Phone: 917-881-1585

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