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Lessons From Alcohol's Crippling Effect on Rafting

Rafting is an athletic endeavor and a sport, weather you raft commercially, are a private boater, or race rafts this is true. Our sport and community is filled with opportunities to "let loose" and enjoy a drink. From relaxing after a trip with friends, to entertaining guests on a commercial trip, to beer fines, and even those who chose to drink on the water, there is no end to the prevalence of alcohol in the community. All of that coupled with the fact the bulk of our river community consists of young folks for whom alcohol consumption has not only been normalized, but it is pushed as cool.

How defining your ability level is essential to better boating

Your skill may encompass a wide range, but it is defined by what you can do consistently. Saying you are Class IV or Class V boater is an oversimplification. As an athlete‚Äôs skill increases so too do the degrees of specificity needed to define everything you interact with. Your skill level is a spectrum. That spectrum covers a broad range however there are some things you run consistently and some things you run inconsistently.