Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Sailboat on East River Passing Roosevelt Island

I have often passed Roosevelt Island on a Ferry Boat but never a sail boat. The video above illustrates what a great experience it must be. As a waterfront community it is a shame that Roosevelt Island does not take more advantage of being surrounded by the East River. For example, it would be great for a boat house and kayak launch to be established on Roosevelt island as it has been right across the river in Queens at the Long Island City Community Boat House. and at East River Crew on East 96th Street. Several years ago I inquired of RIOC about the possibility of a Kayak launch here and was told that the currents were much too strong to safely permit. But others with practical experience of such matters advised that with proper guidance a kayak launch could readily be created on Roosevelt Island.


Anonymous said...

there are many areas where eddies would permit a kayak landing. for that matter, just land at southpoint and climb over the short fence. just be prepared for a ticket, as cops have claimed it to be illegal to climb on the seawall rocks.