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KITSILANO YACHT CLUB YOUTH PROGRAMS

INFORMED CONSENT AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK

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This Consent and Acknowledgment of Risk form is an agreement between you, being the Participant or the Guardian (including a parent, other than a parent who is not a guardian due to a court order, an agreement, or otherwise under the Family Law Act (British Columbia)) of the Participant, as named below, and Kitsilano Yacht Club and MacSailing Inc. The choice to participate in any program provided by Kitsilano Yacht Club, including any such program where the services, staff, or equipment of such pro­­gram are provided by MacSailing Inc., is made freely and with understanding of the associated benefits, risks, and responsibilities. This form is not a waiver and you, being the Participant or the Participant’s Guardian, are not waiving any rights of the Participant at law.

Please check the two boxes below once you have read and understood, and if you are the Guardian explained to the Participant, the contents of each section of this agreement to indicate having so read, understood, and if applicable explained.
Please check below to confirm that you, being the Participant or Guardian of the Participant, understand and agree to the terms of this agreement.


The activities offered at Kitsilano Yacht Club, including those where services, staff, and/or equipment are provided by MacSailing Inc., are designed to pose appropriate challenges to participants. The enjoyments and educational benefit derived from outdoor activities is, in part, a result of risks inherent in these activities. The benefits of participation include developing self- confidence, leadership, teamwork and interpersonal skills, exposure to outdoor recreation activities, and nature education. While Kitsilano Yacht Club and MacSailing Inc. strive to manage risk, it is neither possible nor desirable to eliminate all risk.

In consideration of allowing the Participant to participate in any Kitsilano Yacht Club program, event, or activity, including those where services, staff, and/or equipment are provided by MacSailing Inc., I understand that:

  • Kitsilano Yacht Club offers outdoor activities with services, staff, and/or equipment provided by 
MacSailing Inc., which include but are not limited to: instructional courses in sailing, stand up pad- 
dle boarding, kayaking, cruising, and other related activities.
  • Outdoor activities include inherent risks that may be different or greater than those risks normally 
assumed at home, work, or school. These risks include but are not limited to: slipping, insect or animal bites, immersion in cold water, hypothermia (cold exposure), hyperthermia (heat expo- sure), uneven terrain, unpredictability of weather and ocean conditions and the consequences therefrom, psychological and physical reaction to extreme natural forces and conditions, collision with exposed or unexposed hazards including vessels, loss or damage of personal property, injury, permanent disability, and death.
  • Communication and emergency response times may be significantly longer than in urban settings.
  • I may contact Kitsilano Yacht Club or MacSailing Inc. if I have questions about the risks described above or pertaining to 
any other aspect of the program.
  • I may contact MacSailing in advance if I have questions about the risks described above or pertaining to any other aspect of the program.

I agree that participating in Kitsilano Yacht Club programs with services, staff, and/or equipment provided by MacSailing Inc. requires the Participant to:

  1. Share the responsibility for the safety of their self and others during all activities;
  2. Follow all instructions and directions of MacSailing Inc. instructors and guides and of Kitsilano 
Yacht Club staff and rules, failure to do any of which may result in removal from the program; 
and
  3. Assume all the above risks and accept responsibility and costs for all damages and loss result- 
ing from their participation, including any evacuation costs.

I, as the Participant or Guardian of the Participant, am not relying on any oral, written or visual representation or statement by Kitsilano Yacht Club or MacSailing Inc., or any other inducement or coercion to participate in the program named and de- scribed above, and I want to attend or as Guardian I want the Participant to attend the program. 
If I am entering this agreement as the Guardian of the Participant, by signing below I am representing to Kitsilano Yacht Club and to MacSailing Inc. that I am the Guardian of the Participant, and if I am the parent of the Participant, that I have not had my guardianship terminated by agreement, court order, or otherwise, and that I have either resided with the Participant or am otherwise the Participant’s guardian under the Family Law Act (B.C.). 
I agree that this agreement is governed by and interpreted exclusively in accordance with the laws of the Province of British Columbia.


Consent to Display Photographs and Images

I give my consent to MacSailing to use photographs or other images of the Participant for educational or promotional purposes.