Re: [ksurf] Re: Lifejacket Ticket in Keswick, Ontario
- In a message dated 11/13/2004 6:43:28 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> dropped the charge. What a waste of time. I was prepared todefend the
> charge to set a precedent. For those who are interested, theycharged me
> with being in violation of section 16.01 of the "Small VesselRegulations"
> which is part on the Canada Shipping Act.We have a few lakes in US that require a PFD, still.
The history of PFD harrassement goes back to the '70's with
windsurfing. Fortunately, Windsurfing International Inc. approached the
US Coast Guard back then and secured a 'ruling' that the windsurfer
is a TOY like a surfboard & not a VESSEL, and therefore should not
be under the same restrictions. US Coast Guard agreed and made a
ruling that many US Lifeguard Depts and policing agencies recognize.
It's amazing they are caring this over to kiteboarding, so far. (or they
Because its' not the same, windsurfers have a floation device
under their feet. My kiteboards can't even float my pet.
But you are in Canada, they are NOT SNL's 'America Junior'.
Some great advantages living in the Red White & Blue.
Scott in LA
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