DISCOVER BUFFALO SAILING
WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY AGREEMENT
1.) I understand that sailing is an activity that has inherent risks of property damage and personal injury. Each crew member and participant in the Discover Buffalo Sailing program is participating entirely at his or her own risk.
2.) I understand that my participation in Discover Buffalo Sailing, its associated activities, and all activities inherent in sailing are instructional in nature.
3.) The Discover Buffalo Sailing organizers, sponsoring club named as Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club, and individual boat owners operating as program representatives will not be responsible for damage to property or personal injury including death, sustained as a result of participation in the program and associated activities.
4.) By signing this agreement I am indicating that I am fully aware of the dangers inherent in sailing, specifically that serious injury, amputation, or death may result. I accept the risks inherent in sailing, activities related to sailing, and its environment.
5.) I accept full responsibility for any and all medical expenses and potential claims incurred as a result of participation in or travel to and from any activity of Discover Buffalo Sailing, including all Discover Buffalo sailing activities.
6.) I agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify Discover Buffalo Sailing, Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club, each individual boat owner, instructor, mentor, representative, and insurers for any claim that may arise as a result of personal injury and/or property damage.
7.) I agree to release Discover Buffalo Sailing, Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club, each individual boat owner, instructor, mentor, and representative from NEGLIGENCE whether active or passive, whether or not such negligence arises from risks or activities inherent in sailing. I am releasing Discover Buffalo Sailing, Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club, each individual boat owner, instructor, mentor, and representative from NEGLIGENCE above and beyond those risks inherent in sailing. This release does not apply to gross negligence or intentional acts.
8.) It is my intent to release Discover Buffalo Sailing, Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club, each individual boat owner, instructor, mentor, and representative from any NEGLIGENCE.
9.) I understand that this release is binding to any other persons, including family members, heirs, and executors.
10.) I authorize program organizers to sanction emergency treatment if no named emergency contact can be reached in the event of an emergency.
11.) I permit Discover Buffalo Sailing, Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club, boat owners, instructors, and mentors to use photos of me and/or quotes of mine in their publications without prior notice or permission.
12.) This waiver and release of liability agreement shall be in effect from May 18th 2013 through June 15th 2013, the length of the Discover Buffalo Sailing Program.
This agreement does not pertain and/or apply to any activities whether recreational or instructional in nature that occur outside the scope and/or time frame of the Discover Buffalo Sailing Program.