RE: Waivers and safety guidelines
- Regarding the discussion we had a couple meetings ago, this seems to
be the outcome of a similar disagreement among members of the Tarheel
paddlers. They seem to be carrying on an ongoing online discussion.
Interestingly, Charlene's original message has been removed from the
club page (which did alot of good since it's still on the page in the
responses to it).
>Charlene and Friends" is forming their own club
>because they do not adhere to TPA safety rules. They
>will no longer be posting trips on this webpage.
>--- Charlene <acharlen@b...> wrote:
> I've had inquiries about rules and requirements when
> paddling with me and my
> As opposed to an official TPA trip: No, you do not
> have to bring a signed
> waiver. You are free to paddle without rules from
> me or anyone in my group.
> Although everyone looks out for everyone else, you
> will be paddling at your
> own risk and no one is responsible for you or under
> any obligation to risk
> their lives for you. We will have safety
> discussions before each trip.
> Here is a quote from the CCC which is currently in
> discussion on the
> subject. "What we need in this country is more
> freedom to relax and enjoy
> and less of frustrated and inhibited people
> demanding regulatory
> restrictions against personal freedoms."
> We have another nice group forming to paddle the Dan
> tomorrow, including
> some new folks. We will meet at right side of
> Moratock Park at 10 for a
> gentle trip down the river. This is a novice river
> but great fun for
> intermediate paddlers and just anyone who wants to
> have a good time,
> including tubers.
> For those who are unfamiliar with the location, you
> may want to meet me @
> Brueggers on Battleground (Hwy 220), Greensboro. We
> will depart promptly at
> 8:50am. I'll be in a black pickup with a couple of
> boats on top.
> See ya'll on the water <big grin>
> CHARLENE COLLINS