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Potomac Paddle XXXII

  • 08/31/2019
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Thompson's Boat Center, 2900 Virginia Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20037
Note - There is no online registration for this event.

Please RSVP directly to Clint as indicated below.

 Join newly arrived Cornell in Washington students, Cornell alumni and family, and friends for a one-hour long kayak or canoe paddle on the Potomac River, followed by early lunch on the beautiful Georgetown waterfront. Come alone or with a friend; it is not necessary to come with a boat-mate. For our first hour, we’ll paddle upstream from Thompson Boat Center (TBC) in Georgetown to the northwest and then reverse course back to TBC. For the second hour, we will lunch at the adjacent Potomac waterfront. We will hang out at the harbor or sit on the grass at Georgetown Waterfront Park. You can bring your own picnic food or buy food from shops at the Washington Harbour.

 For the time on the water, bring your own sunscreen, hat, etc. Swimmers only.

 For lunch afterwards, also bring picnic food/fluids or money to purchase food/fluids at shops at Washington Harbour. Also bring a blanket to sit on and frisbee for lunchtime picnicking, playing, and lounging at the park.

 Please note the time and location. We start promptly at 9:05 a.m. renting boats at Thompson Boat Center. Please arrive on time (or before) to ensure availability of boats. The Cornell students and event organizer (Clint Brass) will be on the water no longer than one hour, but alumni and friends may separate from the group to stay on the water for a longer time if you wish.

Dress: Sports/Outdoor

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Neighborhood: DC-Georgetown

Metro: Foggy Bottom (Orange/Blue)


Thompson Boat Center is located at the intersection of Rock Creek Parkway and Virginia Ave on the edge of Georgetown, on the Rock Creek Parkway bicycle path.

Thompson's is about 6 blocks west of the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro, or about 3 blocks south of M Street Circulator and Metrobus stops.

Driving directions to TBC’s parking lot are available under the “Directions” heading at

Limited metered parking is available (bring quarters).

Washington Harbour (includes shop directory):

Georgetown Waterfront Park:


At Thompson Boat Center, you must bring a credit card or an ID in order to rent a boat. The credit card serves as a deposit. Afterward, you may pay via credit card or cash. Canoe rental is $25 per hour (2 or 3 people), single kayak is $16 per hour (1 person), and double kayak is $22 per hour (2 people), paid at TBC.  TBC does not take reservations, so we may not be able to guarantee you get your preferred kind of boat, especially if you want a canoe, of which they have only a few. Bring extra money for food/drink to purchase at Washington Harbour shops, or bring food/drink along with you.

RSVP by Wednesday, August 28th to Clint Brass '90 (ctb14 *at*  Please provide name, e-mail address, a telephone number where you can be reached shortly before the event in case of bad weather, and number of people coming (friends are welcome). To comply with University policy, participants will be asked to sign a standard release form.

Contact: Clint Brass ctb14 *at* (703-216-2035)

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