Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Hood River Ban Lifted (Please continue to be careful)

Expand Messages
  • kiteboard@aol.com
    In Canadian Kiteboard Magazine (not to be confused with American KiteboardING Magazine!) from the publishers of WindSport: Bye-Bye Ban The Port of Hood River
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 1, 2000
    • 0 Attachment
      In Canadian Kiteboard Magazine (not to be confused with American KiteboardING
      Magazine!) from the publishers of WindSport:

      "Bye-Bye Ban

      The Port of Hood River Board recently lifted the temporary ban on
      kiteboarding from Port property in the Gorge. The ban revolved around safety
      and liability concerns brought forth by the Port's insurance specialist. An
      educational forum was held prior to the commission's decision to allow
      kiteboarding on the Hook and from a sandbar notheast of the event site.
      Insurance concerns were laid to rest when it was learned that U.S. Sailing
      Insurance covers kiteboarding and that almost all homeowner insurance
      policies cover kite operators. The Port of Hood River has recently funded
      the repair of two lauch ramps for kiteboarders at the Hook. In order to
      retain access to Port property, members of the Gorge Kite Boarding
      Association have committed to a program of self-enforcement and education."

      Let's see how long we can go without incidents which could be used to change
      the minds of those insurance carriers.

      Mel
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.