Desiring to join my fellow paddlers in the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association, Inc., (TSRA), do hereby declare that I fully understand and accept that there are inherent dangers involved with canoeing and kayaking. These dangers are significantly increased on rivers where there are rapids and/or in adverse weather conditions. Further, there are frequently encountered unplanned or uncontrolled situations that might require immediate actions in order to protect the best interests of all participants.
I will assist my fellow paddlers to the best of my own personal skill and ability, but only so long as I can do so, in my own opinion, without significant danger to myself. I further understand that I have no legal duty to assist others, nor does anyone else have a legal duty to render such assistance to me. No one but myself is responsible for my safety when I choose to participate in a TSRA activity.
I, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns relieve, release, forever and fully discharge, and hold harmless the TSRA, its officers, instructors, instructor trainers, trip coordinators, trip leaders, representatives, members and volunteers, and any landowner or governmental agency which may allow TSRA to use its property, for any and all loss, damage, medical expense, or other liability on account of injury, loss, damage to my person or property or on account of my death, which may occur during, in preparation for, or in transit to or from a TSRA outing, school or other event.
This release and waiver of liability applies to any negligent act or omission and any intentional act intended to protect my safety and well-being.
This waiver is signed by me in consideration of being permitted to participate in TSRA activities. I am signing this waiver and consenting not to litigate in the interest of permitting TSRA to exist and to serve the paddling and conservation community, and to support my fellow paddlers and me in feeling free to donate our services to improving the sport and to help in training those less skilled without fear of liability.