What we’re about
Savannah Paddles is an organization for sea kayakers to meet paddling friends, build skills, and plan trips together. Our trips are in the open ocean, rivers, and narrow marsh waterways along the spectacular Georgia coast. All open water trips will require a 16' or longer decked kayak with 2 secure bulkheads. Most marsh and river trips will require a 14' or longer kayak though 12' may be enough for some shorter trips.
The organizer is certified as an L4 coastal kayak instructor by the American Canoe Association (http://www.americancanoe.org/?), a great organization that helps promote safety, clean waterways and access, and instructor methodology criteria to help others enjoy paddle sports. If you're not already a member we highly recommend you join.
Assumptions of Risks and Release of Liability
Please read and be certain you understand the implications. Your membership is your signature.
As a participating member of “Savannah Paddles" Meetup, you hereby freely and voluntarily agree to the following representations, waivers and agreements along with Meetup terms and services:
SP’s main focus is adventure sports, personal challenge and individual effort. Adventure sports are often organized in wilderness or non-urban setting. “SP” outdoor events include, but not limited to SUP, surf, kayaking, and camping.
Attendees understand that during their participation in any events they may be exposed to a variety of hazards and risks, foreseen or unforeseen, which are inherent in each event and cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of the event. These inherent risks include, but are not limited to, property loss or damage, getting personally lost, trapped or separated from the group, and the dangers of serious personal injury and death from exposure to the hazards of our activities ( hereinafter “Injuries and Damages”). Attendees know that “Injuries and Damages” can occur by natural causes, equipment failure or activities of other persons, group members, animals, insects, plants, our surroundings.
Attendees understand that risks of such “Injuries and Damages” are involved in outdoor activity such as our meetup events and appreciate that they may have to exercise extra care for their own person and for others around them in the face of such hazards. They further understand that on any event there may not be rescue or medical facilities or expertise necessary to deal with the “Injuries and Damages” to which they may be exposed.
Members represent that they have no physical or medical condition which to their knowledge, would endanger them or others while participating in any event or activity posted within this Meetup.
By signing up for “Savannah Paddles” meetup group, your agreed to “bear all risks” and you agree to release the organizers, event hosts, committee members, volunteers from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, now and in the future, arising out of or in any way connected with your use of the platform. You further waive any and all rights and benefits otherwise conferred by any statutory or non-statutory law of any US jurisdiction that would purport to limit the scope of a release or waiver. Attendees understand and intend that this assumption of risk and release is binding upon their heirs, executors, and includes any minors or guests who are not active members of “SP” accompanying them on the events“.
Savannah Paddles does not guarantee auto insurance, indemnity or safety of passengers who are carpooling, riding jointly for group outings. Participants assume all the risk associated with contributory negligence of a driver or passengers carpooling together.
The event host has the right to refuse admittance, may charge an admission fee, or ask you to leave an event at any time for any reason. All attendees have read this document in its entirety and freely and voluntarily assume all risks of such injuries and damages and notwithstanding such risks, agree to participate in the events they attend under these terms.
You will be required to wear a properly fitted Personal Floatation Device while on the water at all times and comply with USCG rules and regulations.