PENOBSCOT PADDLE & CHOWDER SOCIETY

Liability Waiver


I/We __________________________________________________________________ 
(print names of all members over 18), desiring to join/renew membership in the 
Penobscot Paddle & Chowder Society ("the Club"), declare that I fully understand and voluntarily accept the following risks of river running and other Club activities:

Boating on any whitewater river exposes me to various life-threatening hazards, known and unknown. For example: boulders and other obstacles, strainers, undercut or entrapping formations, souse holes & hydraulics, high water, cold conditions, and changing conditions, mostly in remote locations.
 I am solely responsible for judging my qualifications and for my safety when  choosing to boat on a particular river or a particular rapid under the circumstances existing at the time.
I may choose to assist a fellow paddler when necessary, but at my own risk. I am under no legal duty to assist anyone on the river, and no one is under any legal duty to assist me.
Now therefore, intending to be legally bound, I hereby waive, for myself and for anyone else claiming through me, my right to claim against or sue the Club, its members or trip coordinators (leaders), for death or injuries to my person or my equipment which may occur during, or in preparation for, any club outing. This waiver applies to any negligent act or omission, and to any intentional act meant to promote my safety or well-being by the Club, its members or trip coordinators (leaders).
This waiver is given in the interest of permitting the Club to exist and to serve the paddling community, and to enable myself and my fellow paddlers to feel free to donate our services and to help each other without fear of liability. This waiver is given in exchange for similar waivers to be granted on my behalf by other members of the Club. My waiver is terminated only upon termination of my membership in the Club and has no expiration date while I remain a member.

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Read, print and sign the membership form and return both forms with your dues.