Do you agree to hold all organizers of this meetup group blameless for any injuries or missing and/or damaged items at any meetups with this Meetup Group? ( you must agree to remain a member of this group )
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What level of paddler are you? What is your experience? Please be aware that some meetups are only for certain skill levels. But some meetups are for all skill levels.
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Do you have any experience as, or aspirations to be, a Meetup organizer? This is where you can organize meetups anywhere or time you like. You don't have to have any experience or equipment. Contact the organizer of this group if you are interested
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Been kayaking for a year now, mostly in the pool, fairly solid on the rolls, just need some practice on the paddling part. :)
Welcome to our adventurous group of paddlers. We enjoy hitting the lakes, rivers, ponds, and oceans (ok... the nearest ocean may be a little far). We enjoy meeting other local kayakers, canoeists, and rafters and after a good time getting wet grabbing some grub and a beverage.
We are a diverse group of people with a variety of skill levels from the novice to the web-footed obsessed and everyone in between. We want you to have a good time. Invites will list difficulty level and boat type. Safety first, if you are a novice please don't start with a class 5 (unless you are aquaboy or aquagirl, we may make some exceptions in that case). Class 5 white water rafting in an 8 man blow up is very different than in a canoe or a single 18 ft fiber glass kayak. If you want to learn a new skill suggest a meet up. ...again safety first.
A few things to know about this ducky-crew.
We enjoy a spending time together. For the safety of all attending our events they are generally for grown ups (18 and older).
We appreciate the importance of family, so, time to time have family friendly events. The organizer will identify that in the invite so your little muffins can come splash in the water with us. All parental Units (PUs) are responsible for their offspring units (ou's) and any attached friends of ou's.
Many of us don't have our own people powered water vehicles. We will have events where there are some available for rent. If the event is not where rentals are at the location, then, please acquire (rent/borrow) or arrange your paddle vehicle and all needed equipment to arrive with you. This will take some preplanning. You will have a great time if you are prepared.
In the unlikely event something unforeseeable happens we will make every attempt to rescue a paddler who comes with us and ends up in trouble. However, we are all here to have fun. Please be considerate take care of yourself by having and wearing your safety equipment. Remember you are paddling at your own risk.
Regarding risk: By participating in any event, outing or pickup game, organized or communicated through this site or not, you and your heirs agree to indemnify and hold harmless any and all participants, organizers, co-organizers, hosts any any other person or persons affiliated with or attending any such group or event, including any party at cause or at fault or not, against any and all claims of damages or injury to property, body or health, including death, of any person, from any and all claims, demands, actions, suits, or proceedings of any kind or nature. By participation you and your heirs assume all risk of injury to your person and property that may be sustained in connection with any activity in and about any location or by any party affiliated with this meetup group, event sponsor, organizer, co-organizer, host or attendee. By your participation, you agree fully to these terms, fully understand its terms, conditions, and meaning. You further agree to practice and display good sportsmanship at all times.