Informed Consent/General Release
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND SIGN BELOW TO INDICATE YOUR AGREEMENT.
NOTE: THIS FORM INCLUDES A RELEASE OF LIABILITY.
THIS FORM MUST BE AGREED TO PERSONALLY AND VOLUNTARILY BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OF THE MINOR NAMED ABOVE FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT I am the parent or legal guardian of the above-listed minor and I acknowledge and accept and authorize the following:
MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION Such medical or dental treatment services or care which are necessary or appropriate for my child, including the selection of medical personnel and facilities and transportation or transfer of my child to such facilities and in connection with such treatment, services and/or care, to authorize and consent in my name and on my behalf to such emergency or necessary surgery, diagnostic or corrective, as they may determine to be necessary for the life, health or wellbeing of my child, after reasonable consultation with duly licensed physicians, surgeons and /or dentists. It is understood that reasonable effort shall be made to contact me prior to rendering treatment of my child but that any of the above treatment will not be withheld if I cannot be reached.
PHOTOGRAPHIC WAIVER Furthermore, I understand that by my child participating in a regatta at Sail Newport, I automatically grant to the Organizing Authority and its sponsors the right in perpetuity to make, use and show, from time to time at their discretion, any motion pictures and live, taped or filmed television and other reproductions of him or her or them during the period of the competition or thereafter without compensation.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK I also acknowledge that my child intends to participate as a youth competitor in a Sail Newport Regatta. I specifically assert that the minor competitor will comply with the RRS of Sailing and rules and regulations of the event. I will make certain that my child is provided with a Coast Guard approved life jacket, or home country equivalent and will wear it at all times while on the docks or on the water. I am aware that participation in a sailing event presents the risk of serious injury and even death. I acknowledge that the risks exist and assume said risks for my child with respect to practicing or participating in a Sail Newport sailing event either on the water, on the docks or on shore.
RI GENERAL LAWS OF RI SECTION, 7-6-9 Exemption from Liability A) No person serving without compensation as a volunteer, director, officer or trustee of a non-profit corporation, including a corporation qualified as a tax-exempt corporation under 501(c) of the United States Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C.501(c)], or of an unincorporated nonprofit organization or an unincorporated public charitable institution qualified as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, shall be liable to any person based solely on his or her conduct in the execution of such office or duty unless the conduct of such director, officer, trustee, or volunteer with respect to the person asserting such liability constituted malicious, willful or wanton misconduct. As used in this section, "compensation" does not include a per diem or per meeting allowance, health insurance benefits or reimbursement for out of pocket costs and expenses incurred in such service. Nothing herein shall be construed to exempt a volunteer from liability based upon his or her ownership and/or operation of a motor vehicle. B) Officers, directors, agents, servants, volunteers, and employees of a corporation shall not be liable for bodily injury to any person incurred while such person is practicing for, or participating in, any contest or exhibition of an athletic or sports nature sponsored by the corporation; provided such person has, or in the case of a minor, a parent or guardian of such minor has, signed a written waiver of liability of the corporation and acknowledgment of assumption of risk with respect to such practicing for, or participating in, any contest or exhibition of an athletic or sports nature sponsored by the corporation.
I understand that by completing this form I am creating a legally binding document and agree to be bound by the laws of R.I. where my child will participate in a Sail Newport hosted regatta. Please consult legal advice for further clarification. Do not proceed with this form if you are not in agreement with its terms.