NCA Executive committee, after an emergency meeting deemed necessary
due to the shortest canoe trip in it's history in which all supplies
including the canoe itself were lost, levied the following sanctions:
Joyce - banned for life. Though this is a very severe
penalty, the committee felt there was absolutely no chance for any
future trip finishes, and there was an excellent chance for bodily
injury to himself and anyone crazy enough to be his partner. Mr.
Joyce is forbidden to ever go near another canoe or a body of water
while an NCA member. Doing so brings with it the immediate
expulsion of his membership.
Al Gaguski - one year probation. This is also a
severe penalty, but the committee had no choice but to assume that Mr.
Gaguski's regular partner must have been the reason for past
successful trips. The shortness of his trip
(approximately 90 seconds) and loss of all supplies, including the
canoe itself, warrant a very close look for the next calendar year
at Mr. Gaguski's water abilities.