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"Once you start designating particular areas for particular craft, where will it stop? The navigation must remain open for ALL users."

Do we not have "designated areas" on the Southern Rivers for water skiing?

I am only making the suggestion of designated areas for the paddle boarder's safety. Rather unstable craft which were basically designed for sea work do not safely mix with large boats sometimes in inexperienced hands on narrow parts of the Broads.

As I said in my previous post, I always give such craft the courtesy of the river and slow down and stop if necessary. Other boaters may not be so courteous and that is where accidents happen.

No doubt paddle boards are not insured (I could be corrected on this point) but I am sure an insurance company would have kittens if they knew that the boarders were mixing it with large powerful boats sometimes in inexperienced hands.

I suppose that is why bicycles are banned from being used on motorways.


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I did not share Paladines two wheel experience mainly because "no motorbikes " was the only rule in our house that my parents insisted on . I reckoned it was a small price to pay for the freedom it gave me to do other things. In hindsight I regret not having the experience and it would have given me a better perception of the needs of two wheelers.

Following the youth theme I did spend about 40 years playing club standard badminton at about ten club's round the country. In each club at AGM time the question of youth players would come up with almost always the majority voting for no as it spoiled the members enjoyment because they thought young players couldn't give them a proper game. The most usual option was to have a youth hour where they could play without interfering with the grown ups. My point is most of those club's folded because of a lack of new blood.

I suggest that youngsters on the Broads is a good thing and we should do all we can to encourage them even if occasionally it does impinge on our enjoyment. As Paladine says that is the way to create responsible boaters of the future  .

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I suggest the reason bicycles and other slow-moving vehicles are prohibited from motorways is more to do with the relative traffic speeds than the capabilities of the rider, or their vulnerability. Is the rider of a 49cc motorcycle any more vulnerable than the rider of a 100cc motorcycle? Yet the former is prohibited from using a motorway.

I have been overtaken by a SUP, while I was travelling along the upper Ant at a leisurely 4mph, so I don't agree with your analogy.

Waterskiing in areas used by other, unregulated, craft is inherently dangerous, which is why it is heavily regulated and has been for decades. The regulation allows the speed and wash limits to be exceeded. The alternative would be a total prohibition.

"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
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Why is the Paddleboard sport called
SUPPING and not PADDING. If they insist on Supping, should they not be holding a glass of beer/?? Smile

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SUPing, not supping. The latter is the perogative of the motorised classes, don't cha know   Cheers

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This thread reminded me of a poem read out by Griff Rhys Jones on "Alas Smith and Jones" on TV many moons ago.  It was entitled "I Hate Windsurfers", but would work just as well for paddleboarders!

I'm delighted that I've just found it again on YouTube.  I hope that it's permissible to share the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=xrgK3wt9Akk

The poem starts at about 4min 15sec in........


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