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Regatta Waiver and Release of Liability

For  and  in  consideration  of the Arizona Yacht Club allowing me to participate in an Organization sanctioned,  licensed  or approved  event  or  activity 2020 Fall Racing Series;  I,  for  myself,  and  on behalf  of  my  spouse,  children,  heirs  and  next  of  kin,  and  any  legal and  personal  representatives,  executors,  administrators,  successors,  and assigns,  hereby  agree  to  and  make  the  following  contractual Representations  pursuant  to  this  Agreement  (the  “Agreement”):

A.   RULES  AND  REGULATIONS:  I  hereby  agree  to  abide  by  the  rules,  regulations,  and  policies  of  the  Organization,  including  any  and  all  COVID-­‐19  related  safety  measures  required  by  the  Organization.

B.   ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RISK:  I  knowingly,  willingly,  and  voluntarily  acknowledge  the  inherent  risks  associated  with  the  sport  of  sailing,  and  that  participation  in  any  Organization  involves  risks  and  dangers  including,  without  limitation,  the  potential  for  serious  bodily  injury  (including  broken  bones,  head  or  neck  injuries),  sickness  and  disease  (including  communicable  diseases),  trauma,  pain  &  suffering,  permanent  disability,  paralysis  and  death;  loss  of  or  damage  to  personal  property;  exposure  to  extreme  conditions  and  circumstances;  accidents  involving  other  participants,  event  staff,  volunteers  or  spectators;  contact  or  collision  with  other  participants  or  natural  or  manmade  objects;  adverse  weather  conditions;  facilities  issues  and  premises  conditions;  failure  of  protective  equipment;  inadequate  safety  measures;  participants  of  varying  skill  levels;  situations  beyond  the  immediate  control  of  the  Event  organizers  and  competition  management;  and  other  undefined,  not  readily  foreseeable  and  presently  unknown  risks  and  dangers  (“Risks”).

C.   ASSUMPTION OF RISK:  I understand  that  the  aforementioned  Risks  may  be  caused  in  whole  or  in  part  or  result  directly  or  indirectly  from  the  negligence  of  my  own  actions  or  inactions,  the  actions  or  inactions  of  others  participating  in  the  Events,  or  the  negligent  acts  or  omissions  of  the  Released  Parties  defined  below,  and  I  hereby  voluntarily  and  knowingly  assume  all  such  Risks  and  responsibility  for  any  damages,  liabilities,  losses,  or  expenses  that  I  incur  as  a  result  of  my  participation  in  any  Events.    I  also  agree  to  be  responsible  for  any  injury  or  damage  caused  by  me  or  any  agents  under  my  direction  and  control  at  any  Event.

 D.   RELEASE:  In  consideration  of  my  participation  in  any  Event,  I  hereby  release  from  liability  and  waive  any  claims  against  the  owner  or  organizer  of  the  Event,  its  licensees,  competition  managers,  promoters,  sponsors,  advertisers,  beneficiaries,  venue  providers,  and  supporting  organizations,  together  with  the  officers,  directors,  employees,  volunteers  and  contractors  of  them  (the  “Released  Parties”  or  “Event  Organizers”),  with  respect  to  any  liability,  claim(s),  demand(s),  cause(s)  of  action,  damage(s),  loss,  or  expense  (including  court  costs  and  reasonable  attorney  fees)  of  any  kind  or  nature  (“Liability”)  which  may  arise  out  of,  result  from,  or  relate  in  any  way  to  my  participation  in  the  Events,  including  claims  for  Liability  caused  in  whole  or  in  part  by  the  negligent  acts  or  omissions  of  the  Released  Parties.  

 E.   COMPLETE AGREEMENT AND  SEVERABILITY  CLAUSE:  This  Agreement  represents  the  complete  understanding  between  the  parties  regarding  these  issues  and  no  oral  representations,  statements  or  inducements  have  been  made  apart  from  this  Agreement.    If  any  provision  of  this  Agreement  is  held  to  be  unlawful,  void,  or  for  any  reason  unenforceable,  then  that  provision  shall  be  deemed  severable  from  this  Agreement  and  shall  not  affect  the  validity  and  enforceability  of  any  remaining  provisions.  

 I  HAVE  CAREFULLY  READ  THIS  DOCUMENT  IN  ITS  ENTIRETY,  UNDERSTAND  ALL  OF  ITS  TERMS  AND  CONDITIONS,  AND  KNOW  IT  CONTAINS  AN  ASSUMPTION  OF  RISK,  RELEASE,  AND  WAIVER  FROM  LIABILITY.

By registering for the event, I (as the participant or as the Parent/Legal Guardian of the minor I am registering, hereby accept and agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement in connection with my (or the minor’s) participation.