This document affects your legal rights.
You must read and thoroughly understand it before you sign it.
I understand the state guidelines prohibit staff from helping me in and out of a boat and I am prepared to do this myself or with the help of my party.
I agree to wear a facemask and follow the instructions from staff on where to stand while at the rental location to allow for maximum physical distance.
I agree to wear my life jacket the entire time I am on the water.
I acknowledge that I can comfortably float or swim in the water. I understand that if I am not comfortable in the water I should not go boating. I understand that this is at my discretion.
I understand that no alcohol or substances that impair my judgment such as marijuana or narcotics are permitted while on the water or at our rental site.
STATEMENT OF RISKS: There are significant elements of risk in any adventure, sport, or activity associated with watersports, the outdoors, the presence or use of motorized watercraft, and activities incidental thereto (referred to herein as “the Activity”). Although we have taken reasonable steps to provide you with appropriate equipment, the Activity is not without risk. Certain risks cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of the Activity. The same elements that contribute to the unique character of the Activity can be causes of loss or damage to equipment, cause accidental injury, illness, or in extreme cases, permanent trauma or death. We do not want to frighten you or reduce your enthusiasm for the Activity. We do think it is important for you to know in advance what to expect and to be informed of the inherent risks.
Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist; and, I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and, I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation as regards protection against infectious diseases. If, however, I observe and any unusual or significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest staff member immediately.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISKS: I acknowledge that the following describes some, but not all, of the risks of participating in the Activity: 1) Changing water flow, currents, wave action and boat wakes; 2) Collision with any of the following: other participants, the interior of the watercraft in which I am riding or any other portion of said craft, other watercraft, and man-made or natural objects; 3) Inclement weather, lightning, variances and extremes of wind, weather and temperature; 4) Collision or capsizing, or other hazard which results in wetness, injury, exposure to the elements, hypothermia, or drowning; 5) Getting in or out of the craft; 6) Equipment failure or operator error; 7) Heat- or sun-related injuries or illnesses including sunburn, sunstroke or dehydration; 8) Fatigue, chill, and dizziness, which may diminish my reaction time and increase the risk of an accident.
I am aware that the Activity entails risks of injury or death. I understand the description of these risks is not complete and that unknown or unanticipated risks may result in injury, illness, or death as a result of participation in the Activity.
EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY: I hereby knowingly and freely assume all such risks, both known and unknown, including full responsibility for and risk of bodily injury, death or property damage as a result of my participation in the Activity and/or my use of the rented equipment, even if the injury, death or property damage is caused, in whole or in part, by the negligence of Regatta Point Community Sailing, Inc. (hereinafter “RPCS”), the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and any or all of their owners, officers, members, directors, agents, subsidiaries, committees, boards, and employees (hereinafter “the releasees”).
I verify that I am physically fit and sufficiently qualified, trained and capable to participate in the Activity. I assume full responsibility, for myself and any minor children for whom I am responsible, for any bodily injury, concussion, accident, illness, death, loss of personal property and expenses related thereto as a result of any accident which may occur while I participate in the Activity. I assume the risks of personal injury, accidents and/or illness, including but not limited to sprains, torn muscles and/or ligaments, fractured or broken bones, eye damage, cuts, wounds, scrapes, abrasions, contusions, dehydration, drowning, oxygen shortage (anoxia), exposure, head, neck, and spinal injuries, bite or attack by an animal or insect, allergic reaction, shock, paralysis or death.
I agree to refrain from using alcohol or drugs prior to and during my participation in the Activity. I agree to wear a Coast-Guard-approved personal flotation device (PFD or life jacket) during the entire time that I am participating in the Activity. I agree that the rented boat will not be removed from the body of water on which the rental facility is located, including portaging around any dams.
If I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation in the activity, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest staff member immediately.
RELEASE & WAIVER OF LIABILITY: I, the undersigned, for myself, my heirs, representatives, assigns, and next of kin, in consideration of the rental of equipment to me, do fully and forever release, waive, discharge, hold harmless, and covenant not to sue the releasees from all liability to the undersigned, his personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin for death, personal injury, or property damage and from any and all claims, demands, suits, loss, and causes of action asserting or on account of death, personal injury, or property damage suffered or sustained by me or any person or property as a result of or arising out of my participation in the Activity, whether arising from the negligence of the releasees or otherwise, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
I agree that any and all disputes between myself and the releasees arising from my participation in the Activity and/or use of this equipment, and including any claims for personal injury and/or death will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and exclusive jurisdiction thereof will be in the state court residing in the county where the alleged tort occurred or the federal courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
I, the undersigned, acknowledge that I have read this release of liability and assumption of risk agreement, fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing it, and sign it freely and voluntarily without any inducement. I agree that no oral statements or representations, apart from the language of the above agreement, have been made. I will be responsible for the full replacement cost of any equipment I have rented from Regatta Point Community Sailing, Inc. and agree to pay for damages to or replace such equipment in the event of any damages other than reasonable wear and tear.
August 8, 2020