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I release and indemnify
4. HEREBY RELEASE, discharge, and covenant not to sue the Club, Crosswinds Boating Center LLC, host organization, North American Rowing Association, LLC (NOARA), their administrators, directors, agents, officers, members, volunteers, and employees, other participants, regatta organizers, any sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises on which the rowing activities 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 Releasees 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 HOLD HARMLESS each of the Releasees from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss, liability, damage, or cost which any may incur as the result of such claim to the fullest extent permitted by law.
I will follow instructions by CHaOS club leadership and the designated boat captains (=the person steering the boat or another person so designated at the beginning of the outing).
I will not row when I cannot see or distinguish the arches of the bridge from the dock (exception: club organized night rows).
US Rowing recommends no rowing if wind speeds exceed 11mph. I will not row if the wind prevents safe launching, rowing, or docking. What is considered safe depends on wind direction and wind strength as well as boat size. White caps and water splashing over the dock are good indicators of unsafe conditions. I am aware that winds increase during the morning. When in doubt, I will exercise common sense and not row.
I will check the weather station at Crosswinds (https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KNCAPEX37) and the weather forecast for Pittsboro (27312) NC, before launching. If there are thunderstorms in the forecast, I will not row. If thunder is heard while rowing, I will immediately return to the dock if possible. If I’m unable to make row back to the dock, I will attempt to beach the boat and seek immediate shelter.
I understand the dangers of high and low temperatures with regard to rowing. If heat indexes exceed 95F I will either go to the next bar for a cold drink or substantially limit the intensity of the training (The common sense rule applies).
If wind chill conditions are at or below freezing I will only row after taking extra precautions (e.g. dress appropriately, use a personal flotation device, stay within 100 yards of the shore) and only if my spouse, partner, significant other agrees. I will not row if I cannot close the oarlock with my bare hands.
I acknowledge that rowing a single in winter is extremely dangerous. If I row in winter, I do so at my own risk and am solely responsible for my actions. I am aware of additional safety measures such as – but not limited to – Personal Flotation devices (PFD), personal locator beacons, carrying a cell phone with me, rowing with a buddy, taking capsizing classes to become proficient in reentering my boat – or staying at home and do an erg session.
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Name of Parent/ Guardian (if applicable)
I release and indemnify on my child's behalf
6. PARENTAL CONSENT 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 the rowing activities and to understand and abide by the Safety Rules for Participants. I hereby release, discharge, covenant not to sue, and AGREE TO INDEMNIFY 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 in 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 Releasees, I WILL INDEMNIFY, SAVE, AND HOLD HARMLESS each of the Releasees from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss liability, damage, or cost which any Releasee may incur as the result of any such claim to the fullest extent permitted by law.
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