Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

Pirate Paddle and Party!

  • October 20, 2018
  • 1:00 PM
  • White River and White River Yacht Club


  • $25 gets you a good pirate paddle, a pirate party, and food!

Registration is closed

Pirate Paddle & Party      Saturday, October 20

Aye Maties, prepare yourself for the Saturday before the Hunters Moon in October!

Callin’ all river rats, pirates and scoundrels!  The pirate paddlers will be gatherin’ for the White River Flotilla and Party on Saturday, October 20th.  We be expectin’ paddlers from the seven seas . . . and perhaps some creatures from davy jones locker and the black lagoon . . .

The event begins in the afternoon with a 9-mile float on White River in Indianapolis, with a flotilla of paddlers dressed as pirates and other marauders of ill repute.  Enjoy the pirate sea shanty band, Red Rum, as they welcome paddlers to the river bank before we launch!

Following the flotilla, the pirates convene for revelry and good cheer at the White River Yacht Club, a grand place for a river gathering.  The WRYC is located just north of Broad Ripple, with a large, covered party deck on the river.   
The Pirate Party will feature HCKC’s very own one-man band Bob Heckler, who hails from our white-water fleet and is quite the motley character himself!  If you were at the very first Pirate Paddle, you’ll remember who Bob is!.

First held in 2008, the Pirate Paddle & Party is a signature event of the Hoosier Canoe and Kayak Club, presented every other year though the support of generous sponsors.  Aye, all paddlers be welcomed!   Please share the good word with friends, fellow paddlers, and paddling clubs!

The $25 registration fee includes the flotilla, a buffet dinner and beer, and two bands.  Where else can you find paddlers gathered as pirates; dinner and beer, and a great dance band?   

I would cut off my claw to swear, the pirate boat decorations on the flotilla and the pirate party make for a memorable gathering . . . Prizes for best boat decor and best costume.  Start workin’ on your riggin’ maties! 

REGISTER NOW!   Don’t be lost at sea . . . join the fun or prepare to walk the plank, matey!

FLOTILLA PUT-IN:  White River at 116th Street
       1:00 Arrival, Registration, Unload Boats, Run Shuttle
       2:30 Launch of Pirate Flotilla on White River

PIRATE PARTY:  White River Yacht Club, Indianapolis, 6:30 pm
1400 E 74th Street, (just upstream from Broad Ripple) Indianapolis 46240


Contact THE BEER WENCH (Natalie) at  nataliehcckayak@gmail.com   or text THREE-ONE-SEVEN-840-4507.  Please put Pirate Paddle in the email subject line or in the text if you text me.

See all you scurvy sea hags and scoundrels on the river!

Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

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