Strokes on the Water: Fabulous 8th Annual Day on the River & 1st Annual Napa River Paddle Day

PSCC leads the initiative for a more walkable, bikeable, boatable river.

Strokes on the Water: Fabulous 8th Annual Day on the River & 1st Annual Napa River Paddle Day

Napa Valley Yacht Club Google MapThanks one and all for making the 8th Annual Day on the River a fabulous success!  PSCC and Aqus Community hosted Day on the River, from 10-2 on the water and 10-4 on land, with all kinds of human-powered watercraft and music, food, health and wellness activities, and outdoor enjoyment for the whole family. We also thank Foundry Wharf and North Bay Rowing Club for the use of their docks, and the members of Lokahi, O’hana Wa’a and He’e Nalu for their help with the Hawaiian Outrigger Canoeing, Clavey for generous support with kayaks and stand up paddle boards, and our newest river business, Petaluma SUP, for their support as well.

More than 400 people spent the day enjoying our longest park, and we thank them as well, for spreading the word about our new River Access Raffle, which will help fund permitting for the low-profile docks that will spell safe river access for all.

On Sunday June 9th, Ohana Wa’a, one of the area’s Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe clubs, joined Napa Valley Yacht Club at the 1st Annual Napa River Paddle Day. It was a success! Ohana Wa’a gave rides to spectators, and there were at least 50 outrigger canoeists, and 100+ people on the water! Standup paddleboards were another big hit. NVYC’s Paul Thompson secured a lot of local publicity as well. Congratulations, Napa rivergoers, in enticing even more human-powered boaters onto our local waterways.

Who benefits from river access?

Wanderers, voters, birders, swimmers (sometimes unintentionally!) Cyclists, community leaders, water contemplators, kids! Picnickers, collegiate competitors, friends, mud-lovers, tide observers. Rowers, ecologists & biologists, canoeists, businesspeople. Hikers, fishermen and women, homeowners, kayakers, environmental advocates, fitness enthusiasts. Naturalists, coaches, photographers… and what about you?