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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 and the Bahamas, 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 click on the link below and you will be re-directed to the handbook.
Click the link below for the Virginia Paddlers Handbook...
Once read, either send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or answer yes to the profile question that asks if you have read, understand and approve the handbook. In addition all members must post at least one photo in their likeness to their profile and lastly all members must completely answer all of the profile questions. Welcome to the Virginia Paddlers and we look forward to meeting you and making this your site!!!
If you have any questions feel free to send me an email…
Scott VanValkenburg and the Leadership Team
Organizer / Founder