Consent to Participate/Assumption of Risk

By clicking “I Agree” below, I agree as follows:

As parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of the participating youth (the “Participant”), a minor child, I consent to the Participant’s participation in the sailing program of the Northport Youth Sailing School (“NYSS”), a not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Michigan. I understand and agree that, even though NYSS sailing classes and related activities are supervised by certified sailing instructors, and despite reasonable precautions, there are still dangers and risks inherent to sailing and the NYSS sailing program, including injury to or death of participants. I, both individually and as parent(s) and/or guardian(s) of the above named minor, do release, discharge and indemnify NYSS, its employees, officers, teachers, volunteers, sponsors, donors, assistants and agents from any and all damages, claims, liabilities, demands, and causes of action, known or unknown, because of injury to or death of the above minor as a result of the above Participant’s participation in the NYSS sailing program, whether or not caused by the negligence of NYSS or its employees, assistants or other participants.

In light of significantly changed circumstances, including the wide availability of vaccinations for adults and children, NYSS has determined that the Covid 19-related policies, procedures, and restrictions that were in place for the summer 2021 season are no longer necessary. Masks may be worn on land at the participant’s option, but like last summer will not be permitted on the water. Little Puff, Beginner, and Advanced Double-Hand courses will be taught with two students per boat. All participants (and/or their parents/guardians) are strongly encouraged to follow CDC, state, and local guidelines regarding vaccination. Persons and/or households with particular Covid 19-related risks or concerns should consult with their pediatricians/physicians regarding the advisability of participating in the NYSS sailing program. NYSS reserves the right to change and/or reinstitute Covid 19-related policies, procedures, and practices as and when warranted due to changed circumstances.

I have carefully reviewed and understand the risks described in the CDC’s two-page “CDC Heads Up Parent Athlete Information Sheet.”

Media Release.  I understand that participants are sometimes photographed and/or videotaped while attending NYSS, and that these images may appear on the NYSS website, and may also be reprinted by other groups (typically organizations / companies such as the Leelanau Township Community Foundation that provide financial support to NYSS).