Tuesday, November 8, 2011

DockDogs Looking to Jump Into the Festivities


Clayton, New York – Have you ever seen a dog jump more than 20-feet through the air and splash down into a pool of water? Coming this June to Clayton as part of the second annual Sailing Seaway Clayton festivities, visitors will experience the excitement of BIG AIR, EXTREME VERTICAL, IRON DOG competitions and more, as competitive jumping dogs and their owners take to the pool in Frink Park.

DockDogs (www.dockdogs.com), which first debuted in 2001 in Lake Placid, New York, has become a hit among sportsmen and has made its way onto national television networks, including ABC and ESPN. In the past ten years, the sport of dog jumping has grown across North America, resulting in hundreds of competitions each year and nearly 30 organized affiliated clubs, while spanning across 4 countries.

“This is an exciting opportunity, not only to enhance our Sailing Seaway Clayton event, but to also draw a large crowd to Clayton to see this remarkable show and competition,” explained Michael Folsom, event organizer. “DockDogs is something that will have people talking for quite some time.”

The scene at Frink Park will include a 40-foot long by 20-foot wide pool, as well as a 40-foot long by 8-foot wide dock platform. Dogs will compete in various competitions such as furthest long jump, vertical jump and timed swimming. The 1000 Islands DockDogs Club (www.1000islandsdockdogs.com) based out of nearby Ontario, Canada will likely be the host club of the event.

The DockDogs competition in Clayton will be known as Seaway Splash and is tentatively scheduled to take place during Sailing Seaway Clayton this coming June 14-17, 2012.

“Seaway Splash is currently a tentative event. We are in the process of securing sponsors in order to ensure that the event will be able to take place.”

Those interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact Michael Folsom at 315-374-5273 or via email at theshipwatcher@yahoo.com.

Sailing Seaway Clayton enters its second summer in 2012 and is set to feature the Canadian sail training tall ship Fair Jeanne at the Thousand Islands Regional Dock. This past June, more than 5,000 visitors made their way to Frink Park for the inaugural event to see America’s Privateer, tall ship Lynx.

For more information on Sailing Seaway Clayton, visit www.sailingseawayclayton.com.

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