The Virginia Paddling Meetup Pages

Welcome to the Virginia Paddling Meetup!!!!

As you know the Virginia Paddling Meetup is all about paddling great waterways, however we are so much more than just a paddling club! Our organization is about all types of paddling from flat-water rivers to estuaries and coastal areas to raging whitewater river rafting trips. If there is water you will find us there! In addition to our water based events which encompass the novice to advanced levels we are also reaching out to other venues such as social and outdoor related events. Some of our recent events include a week in the Florida Keys, adventure films and lectures, museums, whale watching, and even hiking and backpacking along Virginia’s rivers.

Virginia Paddlers is NOT to be confused with an organization of tour guides, outfitters or professional instructors but we are a group of recreational paddlers and common adventurers who thrive upon the water. As a group of recreational paddlers we have some of the best organizers who are not only friendly and willing to offer a hand but they are extremely knowledgeable and as such they are among our group’s best resource. As you will soon discover we have some who prefer the shorter paddles (under 5 miles), we have those who prefer lakes and other flat-water areas, we have those who enjoy estuaries and longer (15 to 20 mile) coastal paddle trips and we have those who prefer the weekend and week long excursions, so there truly is something for everyone.

To join the Virginia Paddling Meetup your profile must meet the following requirements…

1> All members must Read, Understand and APPROVE of the following statements, please see the Virginia Paddling Handbook for details on these statements…

-- Safety Guidelines
-- Statement on Personal Flotation Devices
-- Statement on Safety Equipment
-- Statement on What to Wear When Kayaking
-- Statement on Carpooling
-- Statement on Paddler Classification Levels
-- Statement on Float Plans
-- Statement on Rules and Regulations
-- Release and Waiver of Liability

To review all of our Statements please send me an email ( and I will email you a copy of the Virginia Paddlers Handbook. If you have any questions concerning any of these statements please feel free to send me an email by clicking on the “email me” button which is located below my picture on the “Organized By…” sidebar.

2> All members must post at least one photo in their likeness to their profile.
3> All members must completely answer all of the profile questions.

Virginia paddlers we look forward to meeting you and making this your site!!!

VA Paddling Meetup

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About The Virginia Paddling Meetup March 11, 2010 10:30 PM anonymous

Richmond, VA

Founded Apr 7, 2008

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