A. VOLUNTARY PARTICIPATION
I Recognize that I have voluntarily agreed to participate in an event at the Capital Cove Marina or in other Joint Base Anacostia Bolling (JBAB), Anacostia River, or Potomac River Rooms in the National Capital area sponsored by the PSC involving the use of a sailboat and/or a power boat.
B. THE RISKS
Injuries to participants in small craft programs can occur due to risks inherent in sports or activities; from placing stress on the body for which it is not prepared, of accidents in learning or practicing techniques, from failure to follow training, safety or racing rules; from the use of transportation to and from regattas, races, and other events and from administration of first aid. For example, I might slip and fall; I might be struck by part of a boat, my boat might capsize, or I might be thrown overboard into cold water, it may hit another boat or run into an obstruction or the shore, and the collision may injure me. The severity of the injury can range from minor cuts, scrapes, or muscle strains to catastrophic injury such as paralysis or even death. I will be exposed to the weather, including rain, wind, cold and sun; i might become ill through chill or suffer sunburn and heat exhaustion. In order to avoid injuries I will obey the direction of my instructors and will follow all safety rules. I will tell my instructor about any limitations or medical restrictions on my participation.
C. ASSUMPTION OF RISK
I AM AWARE THAT MOVING, LAUNCHING, HOISTING, LOWERING, SKIPPERING, CREWING, OR BEING A PASSENGER OR STUDENT ABOARD A SAILBOAT OR A POWERBOAT AT JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING CAPITAL COVE MARINA, AND IN THE WATERS OF THE ANACOSTIA OR THE POTOMAC RIVERS IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION ARE HAZARDOUS ACTIVITIES. I AM VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATING IN THESE ACTIVITIES WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE DANGER INVOLVED.
As consideration for being permitted by PSC to participate in this activity and to use the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Capital Cove Marina facility and equipment furnished by PSC or others. I agree that my heirs, assigns, distributees, guardians, and representatives and I release PSC, Joint Base Anacostia- Bolling Capital Cove Marina, and the Department of Defense, all of their affiliated organizations and their officers, directors, employees, members, volunteers, or participants (collectively, the Releasees) from all actions, claims, or demands that I, my heirs, assigns, distributees, guardians, and representative now have or may hereafter have, for injury, death, or damage resulting from my participation in this activity or while traveling to and from or being transported for this activity. I, my heirs, assigns, distributees, guardians and representative will not make any claim against or sue the Releasees or any of them for injury, death, or damage resulting from the negligence or other acts, howsoever caused by any employee, agent or contractor of PSC, the Department of Defense or any of their affiliated organizations as a result of my participation in this activity.
E. KNOWING AND VOLUNTARILY SIGNING AND/OR ACCEPTING THIS DOCUMENT
I hereby acknowledge I have carefully read this agreement and fully understand its content. I am aware that this is a release of liability and a contract between PSC, the Department of Defense, their affiliated organizations, and me. I am signing this document of my own free will.
I also certify that I/my child can swim or tread water for ten minutes and don a personal flotation device/life jacket during the last two minutes.
I agree to abide by the Rules and Regulations, as established by PSC, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Capital Cove Marina and the Department of Defense while participating in this program.
I further certify that all information provided above is true and correct, to the best of my knowledge.
This release is required to be signed annually by PSC club members participating in any river activities as previously defined above.