1. Paddle activities can be inherently dangerous and physically demanding. The member is exposed to certain risks during paddling activities including but not limited to changing weather and tide conditions, dangers of backwash and currents, fishing lines and ferry and boating movements. The member must accept and assume the inherent risks in participating in paddling activities.
2. Kayak Share Club Inc 1801229 (KSC) accepts no responsibility or liability for any damage, injury or death caused to a user of a share-kayak, or property of the user of the kayak.
3. A KSC member must also be a financial member of Paddle NSW as membership provides personal accident and third-party public liability insurance while paddling.
4. Only a KSC member can use the club’s nominated share-kayaks and NO liability is given to any other user of the share-kayaks.
5. A member must always wear an approved personal flotation device (PFD). The PFD needs to be of the correct size for the wearer and Level 50S or greater as required by Maritime safety regulations for NSW and by Paddle Australia insurance cover. Members must also have adequate swimming ability in order to use a kayak in a safe manner.
6. KSC will carry out the general maintenance of each kayak to ensure its seaworthiness but it the responsibility of the member to check the seaworthiness of a kayak before each use.
7. A member must take care that kayaks are securely locked after each use. Kayaks are not insured by KSC nor by Paddle Australia.
8. It is the responsibility of the member to follow carefully the KSC guidelines and be honest with their own paddling ability and know their own limitations.
1. If a member does not adhere to the above Terms and Conditions and Guidelines for Using and Booking a Kayak, and General Safety, the member cannot hold the Kayak Share Club responsible in any way.
2. If a paddler is knowingly negligent or using alcohol or mind-altering drugs, any insurance cover for damages to self, others and property is null and void.
3. A paddler cannot hold the owner of the kayak responsible in any way. Every paddler chooses and uses a craft at their own risk.