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Acknowledgement of VCKC Member Responsibility
And Express Assumption of Risk/Waiver

The Villages Canoe and Kayak Club, (VCKC), is made up of Village Residents who have gathered together to pursue the love of exploring the waters of Florida. All officers and committee members are drawn from the Membership, and serve on a voluntary basis. The main purpose of the Club is to facilitate the enjoyment of the rivers by providing information and planning group excursions on a monthly basis. These are not guided trips, and all Members are acting in their own behalf when participating in a Club organized trip. Therefore, I, having read the Club Members Guide and its By-Laws, and desiring to join in a common adventure, banding together and sharing the risks with each person taking full responsibility for the consequences of their actions, do hereby declare that I fully understand and accept the following facts of life on the water: Canoeing and Kayaking expose participants to various hazards; No one but myself is responsible for my safety when I choose to challenge my capabilities by running a particular river or body of water; I expect to assist my fellow paddlers to the best of my own personal skill and ability if they appear to need such assistance, but only if I can do so, in my own judgment without significant danger to myself. I further understand that this does not imply any legal duty for me to do so nor for anyone else to do so for me. I also understand that the club requires the use of personal flotation devices (life savers) at all times while on the water.


NOW THEREFORE, INTENDING TO BE LEGALLY BOUND, I HEREBY WAIVE, for myself and for anyone else claiming through me my right to sue VCKC, its officers, trip organizers, or any of my fellow paddlers for injuries to my person or damage to my equipment which may occur during, in preparation for or in transit to or from a VCKC outing. This waiver applies to any negligent act or omission, and to any intentional act intended to promote safety and well being.


This waiver is given in the interest of permitting the VCKC to exist and to serve the Villages paddling community, and to enable me and my fellow paddlers to feel free to donate their services and to train those less skilled without fear of liability.


THIS WAIVER IS GIVEN IN EXCHANGE FOR AND IN CONSIDERATION OF SIMILAR WAIVERS TO BE GRANTED ON MY BEHALF BY OTHER MEMBERS OF THE VCKC.

 

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