Release of Liability
In consideration of being given the opportunity to participate in any Manatee County Youth Rowing activity, including scheduled, supervised club activities and registered regattas, during the policy term 8/1/23 - 7/31/24, I, for myself, my personal representatives, assigns heirs, and next of kin.
- I ACKNOWLEDGE, agree and represent that I understand the nature of Rowing Activities, both on water and land based, and that I am qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such Activity.
- I FULLY UNDERSTAND that: (a.) ROWING ACTIVITIES INVOLVE RISKS AND DANGERS of serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis and death ("Risks"); (b.) these Risks and dangers may be caused by my own actions, or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the Activity, the condition in which the Activity takes place, or the negligence of the Release named below; (c.) there may be other risks and social and economic losses either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time; and I FULLY ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSSES,
COSTS, AND DAMAGES I incur as a result of my participation in the Activity.
- I AGREE AND WARRANT that I will examine and inspect each Activity in which I am a participant in, if I observe any condition which I consider to be unacceptably hazardous or dangerous, I will notify the proper authority in charge of the Activity and will refuse to take part in the Activity until the condition has been corrected to my satisfaction.
- I HEREBY RELEASE, discharge, and covenant not to sue US Rowing, Manatee County Youth Rowing, the Regatta, their administrators, directors, agents, officers, volunteers and employees, other participating regatta organizers, any sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises, on which the Activity takes place, (each considered one of the Releasees herein) from all liability, claims, demands, losses or damages on my account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the Releasee or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations; and I further agree that if, despite this release and waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement, I, or anyone on my behalf, makes a claim against any of the Releasees, I WILL INDEMNIFY, SAVE AND HOLDHARMLESS each of the Releasees from any litigation expenses attorney fees, loss, liability, damage, or cost which any may incur as a result of such claim, to the fullest extent permitted by law. PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE OR ALTER THE WORDING ON THIS WAIVER WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL FROM USROWING
I have read this agreement, fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing it and have signed it freely and without any inducement or assurance of any nature and intend it to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law and agree that if any portion of this agreement is held to be invalid, the balance, notwithstanding, shall continue in full force and effect.
PARENTAL CONSENT (if participant is under the age of 18). AND I, the minor's parent and/ or legal guardian, understand the nature of rowing activities and the minor's experience and capabilities and believe the minor to be qualified to participate in such activity. I hereby release, discharge, covenant not to sue, and AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS each of the Releasees from all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages on the minor's account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or part by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations, and further agree that if, despite this release, I, the minor, or anyone on the minor's behalf makes a claim against any of the above Releasee, I WILL INDEMNIFY, SAVE, AND HOLD HARMLESS each of the Releasees from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss, liability, damage, or cost any may incur as the result of any such claim, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
I hereby authorize MCYR to publish photographs and videos taken during MCYR activities and competitions of myself and/or the minor child or children listed below, and our names and likenesses, for use in print, online and video-based marketing materials, as well as other MCYR publications.
I hereby release and hold harmless MCYR from any reasonable expectation of privacy or confidentiality for myself and for the minor child and children listed below associated with the images specified above. Further, I attest that I am the parent or legal guardian of the child or children listed below and that I have full authority to consent and authorize MCYR to use their likenesses and names.
I further acknowledge that participation is voluntary and that neither I nor the minor child will receive financial compensation of any type associated with the taking or publication of these photographs or participation in company marketing materials or other MCYR publications. I acknowledge and agree that publication of said photos confers no rights of ownership or royalties whatsoever.
I hereby release MCYR, its contractors, its employees and any third parties involved in the creation or publication of MCYR publications, from liability for any claims by me or any third party in connection with my participation or the participation of the minor children listed below.
Release of Liability for Running
I understand that MCYR athletes participate in running as a form of land training. Most running will be done in the area of the Fort Hamer boat ramp, but longer runs may involve running on surrounding roads. By signing below, I agree to allow my child to run on roads surrounding the Fort Hamer boat ramp, such as Fort Hamer Road and nearby subdivision roadways, in accordance with the policies outlined in the MCYR Handbook.
The participant certifies that they are able to tread water for 5 minutes and can swim at least 100 yards.