The Branford Kayaking Group organizers, and assistant organizers are not responsible for any incidents and/or accidents as a result of members who, by using this forum, locate, contact, and/or "meet up" with other members and/or non-members.
All Branford Kayaking Group members engaging in any activity during either a group event or privately planned event via the message board are responsible for their own safety and acquiring your own safety gear should such gear be necessary. When borrowing gear from other people including members of the group you are accepting the same responsibilities as if it was your own gear. All Branford Kayaking Group members engaging in any activity are responsible for knowing the risk and responsibilities of that activity prior to engaging in the activity.
Your personal responsibility also includes your choice of individuals you associate with. The Branford Kayaking Group does not screen members, perform back ground checks or verify kayaking skill levels or training. Please use the same discretion when meeting members via the group as you would elsewhere.
The use of alcohol is a personal choice for those of legal age. Alcohol consumption greatly increased the risk of any activity. The Branford Kayaking Group members are individually and personally responsible for there own actions, including choosing or continue to engage in an activity were other participants are consuming alcohol, drugs, and/or other substances that may impair an individuals coordination, judgment, or response.
Kayaking is a water activity and has inherent risks. Branford Kayaking Group members when engaging in any activity are doing so at their own risk even if it was planned by a Branford Kayaking Group organizers or using the message board or personal messaging functions of this forum.
It is highly recommended that kayakers take a kayak safety training clinic and know the basics of safe boating and navigation. Member of the Branford Kayaking Group may from time to time offer advice and opinions, but reliance on such information is at your own risk.