2012 Liberty Challenge Booked

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Aloha Fellow Paddlers,

Each year, New York Outrigger is thrilled to host paddlers from across the globe who are eager to take on the challenging conditions of one of the busiest urban harbors in the world. Since its inception 16 years ago, the Liberty Challenge has been one of the largest outrigger regattas on the East Coast.

This year has proven to be no different and, in fact, interest has paced far above the recent average. Due to unprecedented popularity, registration is now fully booked for all women’s, mens and mixed divisions.  Any additional teams who are interested in participating are welcome to provide their registration information to be placed on a waiting list pending available space.

We regret having to make this announcement but are extremely pleased and honored by your interest. We look forward to a successful 2012 event and hope you will be able to join in on many of the festivities we have planned.

Carol Choi
Liberty Challenge Registration Director

Why is registration fully booked?
Registration has been so popular this year that the event has reached the physical capacity of the race site. We want to ensure a safe, competitive, and exciting environment for all participants and managing site capacity is critical to that success. We also want to ensure that international teams who long ago indicated that they had plans to participate have the opportunity to make good on their intent.

I previously submitted an intent to register a team, but have not yet done so. What can I do?
A waiting list exists consisting of teams who have submitted an intent to register. Please contact Carol Choi with further questions.

I still want to come to the race. Are there other ways I can get involved?
We are seriously excited about plans for the 16th Annual Liberty Challenge and we can’t wait to announce them. Please continue to check our website for updates on additional activities scheduled over the June 21-24 weekend. If you would like to volunteer to help with the event, please let us know at liberty@newyorkoutrigger.org. View our Schedule and our Spectator section for more information on what we have planned and where you can experience this year’s race.

How do I guarantee a place in next year’s event?
We want to make sure that athletes who want to paddle have a fair and equitable chance of participating in the event. We are investigating options for additional site capacity and are open to ideas from you. And if you are already planning ahead to 2013, we definitely want to know. Please contact Carol Choi with your intent to paddle in 2013.

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