It appears that virtually every house in Newport has at least one paddle-craft in the garden or garage: a vast variety of canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards. And visitors often bring their own.

In 2022, NBC ran an inaugural Paddling race at the top of the tide on August 23rd. Download 2022 NBC Paddling Race Results. We plan another Paddle Race in 2023; please see the Sailing & Boating Calendar.

While for some, the whole point of paddling is peace and solitude, others may also wish to enjoy the sociability and security of paddling with others. We are in the process of establishing an interest group for social paddling. Intrested? Then please contact or watch this space.