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Join Date: Jun 2007
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Re: Quick Advice: Donating a boat ride for charity
I'm going to revive this thread, because I stumbled across it by huge accident (looking for a fellow sailnetter who owns an S2 7.9)... anyway
Somehow, this topic passed me by, and it's even MORE interesting as TakeFive and I have met and he knows of exactly where I sail...
So I'm going to assume (and yes I know what that does)... that my puny little inland lake in this good old US of A, also follows under the inland lakes portion of the Coasties Charter.
A little history: EVERY YEAR our sail club "donates" sailboat rides to people attending our lake festival...
FOR THE FIRST TIME, THIS YEAR the sail club asked for donations to a local charity (in this case the Red Cross). It was a small donation of I think $5 (per person), but many of us asked EXACTLY this same question, the result of which was a waiver that was signed (something I didn't personally look at, and probably should have)...
The question we asked is, "isn't that taking money for sailboat rides (a limited 1 hour charter if you will). " Again in years past this was a free event, so no money was exchanged. So the waiver is what they came up with.
I'm thinking we ought to just consider dropping the donation part if we continue this.
Sorry to beat this dead horse but we have a couple OUPV license holders in the club who thought it wasn't a problem, but then I suppose it wasn't, at least for them.
Freedom, a 1983 C&C 32 sailing Smith Mountain Lake, VA