MEMBER’S MUTUAL AGREEMENT FOR PROTECTION FROM LIABILITY
DESIRING TO JOIN MY FELLOW PADDLERS IN THE BENSCREEK CANOE CLUB (BCC), I HEREBY DECLARE THAT I FULLY UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING FACTS OF LIFE ON THE RIVER:
(1) Canoeing, Kayaking, or Rafting, particularly on whitewater rivers, is inherently hazardous and therein lies some of its appeal for me.
(2) No one but myself is responsible for my safety when I choose to challenge my capabilities by running a particular river.
(3) It is my moral and sporting “duty” to assist my fellow paddlers to the best of my own personal skill and ability if they appear to need such assistance-but only so long as I can do so, and in my own best judgment, without significant danger to myself. I further understand that does not imply a LEGAL duty for me to do so, nor for anyone else to render me such assistance.
NOW THEREFORE, INTENDING TO BE LEGALLY BOUND, I HEREBY DO WAIVE, for myself, my heirs and assigns, and for anyone else whomsoever claiming through me, my right to sue or in any other way to attempt to hold responsible, BCC, its officers or so called “trip leaders”, or any of my fellow paddlers, for any mishaps to my person, or my equipment, other than that which is due to the willful and malicious actions of the individual whom I claim relief. This waiver is given in the interest of permitting the BCC to exist and serve the paddling community, and to enable myself and my fellow paddlers to feel free to donate their services to improving the sport and to help in training those less skilled without fear of liability.
MY WAIVER, THEREFORE, IS GIVEN IN CONSIDERATION FOR SIMILAR WAIVERS TO BE GRANTED ON MY BEHALF BY ALL MEMBERS OF THIS ORGANIZATION.