July 21, 2009
As a beginning kayaker, I wish to join a group because it is safer kayaking with a group of people vs. alone. I want to learn from more experienced kayakers. Cheryl Coggins
The Worcester Paddling Meeting Group members are very friendly and helpful. There are varied kayaking ability levels and ages. As a fairly beginning paddler, I felt very comfortable with the group. Joining this group gives the members the ability to go kayaking to different areas with a group of experienced paddlers in a safer environment. The experienced paddlers offer helpful tips and kayaking rules which are necessary for the new paddler to know for a safe and enjoyable trip. All the members of this group want to ensure each paddler has a good time. The trip planners monitor weather conditions, ability levels of the members, paddling conditions and safety hazards of the chosen location, and rules for safe paddling, when they consider a trip for the Meetup Members.