This website and mailing list serve only as a bulletin board for members to communicate with each other regarding kayak related events and issues. Paddles and events announced thereon are for informational purposes only and in no way indicate sponsorship by the SDKC or any other organization. We will have experienced paddlers on trips, but they will not be responsible for telling you what is or is not safe for you to do. We watch out for one another and assist one another, but all individuals are responsible for and manage their own safety. This responsibility includes assessing your gear, skill level, and physical conditioning relative to the conditions and location, as well as making decisions about what you will or will not do. Participants acknowledge that kayaking on the open sea is inherently dangerous and can lead to physical injury including death as well as property damage. Participants, on their behalf and on behalf of their heirs and assignees, agree to hold the announcers and other participants blameless in the event of such injury, damage or death. Please use your judgment in assessing your ability to participate safely in each activity.