Terms, Conditions & Liability
Registration for all Programs is through the online registration system on the Safe Boating Solutions’ website. For all programs, full payment must be received to hold your spot in the course. The exception is for private trainings.
REGISTRATION CHANGES, REFUNDS & CANCELLATION
Safe Boating Solutions, LLC reserves the right to cancel a program at any time, for any reason. If a program must be cancelled, you will be notified via the email you provided upon registration. Your registration fee will be transferred to another program or refunded. Under no circumstances will a refund be issued once a program has begun. If you must change your registration to another available session, please contact Safe Boating Solutions, LLC directly. If you must cancel your registration, your registration cost will only be refunded if Safe Boating Solutions, LLC is able to find a replacement for your seat in the course.
CONDUCT & BEHAVIOR
Safe Boating Solutions, LLC staff reserves the right to dismiss, without refund, any participant whose behavior, including but not limited to bullying, foul language and reckless or irresponsible actions, affects the well-being, enjoyment and/or safety of others.
Programs occur rain or shine and we plan to be on the water in a variety of weather conditions. Safe Boating Solutions, LLC staff will take into consideration any weather threats and determine if it is safe to be on the water. Your SBS instructor has full capability to halt or cancel instruction based on weather conditions. We will make every attempt to reschedule private lessons and courses should we need to cancel based on weather. Keep in mind that the weather on the water is changeable; as such, please dress and be prepared for a variety of weather conditions.
Our programs are built on safety, fun and learning. Participants shall follow instructions given by instructors and use their own best judgement to maintain their personal safety. Participants shall not engage in any behavior that puts themselves or others at a safety risk. All participants must wear a USCG approved lifejacket at all times while on the dock, in boats, and on or in the water.
Lifejackets are not provided by SBS. You must bring your own USCG approved life jacket.
All participants must wear closed-toe shoes, preferably with non-marking soles, at all times. This includes while in class, on docks and on boats.
LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS
Safe Boating Solutions, LLC is not liable for any lost or stolen items.
Safe Boating Solutions, LLC may make any changes to these policies at any time pending approval by Captain Markus Johnson.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY, PROMISE NOT TO SUE, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND AGREEMENT TO PAY CLAIMS
By participating in Safe Boating Solutions, LLC programs, trainings, activities or events, you agree to the following:
I understand and acknowledge:
a. that these activities, by their very nature, pose the potential risk of serious injury/illness to individuals who participate and damage to vessels.
b. (b) that in order to participate in these activities, I agree to assume liability and responsibility for any and all potential risks which may be associated with participation by me or my dependents in such activities,
c. (c) that Safe Boating Solutions, LLC, its employees, officers, agents, or volunteers shall not be liable for any injury/illness suffered by me which is incident to and/or associated with preparing for and/or participating in the activity (ies), Nor shall Safe Boating Solutions LLC, its employees, officers, agents, or volunteers be liable for damage to vessels.
d. (d) that photos and/or videos of me and/or my child/ren participation in these activities may be taken for the purpose of assisting in the instruction and/or promotion of future programs
e. (e) I or my dependent/s have no known medical condition which may pose a risk to the health and safety of me, my dependent/s or others by participating in the registered activity(ies)
In consideration for being allowed to participate in this Activity, on behalf of myself and my next of kin, heirs and representatives, I release from all liability and promise not to sue Safe Boating Solutions, LLC and its employees, officers, directors, volunteers and agents (collectively “Safe Boating Solutions, LLC”) from any and all claims, including claims of the Safe Boating Solutions LLC negligence, resulting in any physical or psychological injury (including paralysis and death), illness, damages, or economic or emotional loss I may suffer because of my participation in this Activity, including travel to, from and during the Activity.
I am voluntarily participating in this Activity. I am aware of the risks associated with traveling to/from and participating in this Activity, which include but are not limited to physical or psychological injury, pain, suffering, illness, disfigurement, temporary or permanent disability (including paralysis), economic or emotional loss, and/or death. I understand that these injuries or outcomes may arise from my own or other’s actions, inaction, or negligence; conditions related to travel; or the condition of the Activity location(s). Nonetheless, I assume all related risks, both known or unknown to me, of my participation in this Activity, including travel to, from and during the Activity. I agree to hold Safe Boating Solutions, LLC harmless from any and all claims, including attorney’s fees or damage to my personal property, that may occur as a result of my participation in this Activity, including travel to, from and during the Activity. If the University incurs any of these types of expenses, I agree to reimburse Safe Boating Solutions LLC. If I need medical treatment, I agree to be financially responsible for any costs incurred as a result of such treatment. I am aware and understand that I should carry my own health insurance.
I am 18 years or older. I understand the legal consequences of agreeing to this document, including (a) releasing Safe Boating Solutions LLC from all liability, (b) promising not to sue Safe Boating Solutions LLC, (c) and assuming all risks of participating in this Activity, including travel to, from and during the Activity. I understand that this document is written to be as broad and inclusive as legally permitted by the State of Virginia. I agree that if any portion is held invalid or unenforceable, I will continue to be bound by the remaining terms. I have read this document, and I am agreeing to it freely. No other representations concerning the legal effect of this document have been made to me.
IF PARTICIPANT IS Under 18 YEARS OF AGE:
I am the parent or legal guardian of the Participant. I understand the legal consequences of signing this document, including (a) releasing the University from all liability on my and the Participant’s behalf, (b) promising not to sue on my and the Participant’s behalf, (c) and assuming all risks of the Participant’s participation in this Activity, including travel to, from and during the Activity. I allow Participant to participate in this Activity. I understand that I am responsible for the obligations and acts of Participant as described in this document. I agree to be bound by the terms of this document.
By partaking in any Safe Boating Solutions LCC program or activity, you are agreeing that you have read these documents in their entirety, and you are agreeing to them freely. No other representations concerning the legal effect of this document have been made to you.