Liability Waiver

You must agree to the following to sign up for the Hoofer Outing Club:

Assumption of Risk and Liability Release


I desire to participate voluntarily in recreational activities of the Hoofer Outing Club.

I UNDERSTAND THAT I AM BEING ASKED TO READ EACH OF THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPHS CAREFULLY. I UNDERSTAND THAT IF I WISH TO DISCUSS ANY OF THE TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT, I MAY CONTACT THE UW’S RISK MANAGEMENT OFFICE AT (608) 262-0375. IN CONSIDERATION FOR ANY AND ALL PRIVELEGES MADE AVAILABLE TO ME BY THE HOOFER SAILING CLUB, I AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

Assumption of Risks:

I understand that the HOOFER OUTING CLUB ACTIVITIES ARE INHERENTLY DANGEROUS. I affirm that I am voluntarily participating in the Hoofer Outing Club, and I know, understand and appreciate that top rope climbing, canoeing, kayaking, , cross country and telemark skiing, biking, caving, hiking, and camping are hazardous action sports and that there are inherent risks which can cause death by falling from a rock wall, drowning in a body of water, or other causes not limited by this listing and I acknowledge that permanent disfigurement and disability can result from the activities listed above due to broken bones, lacerations, contusions, illness, skin puncture, or other medical problems which may result from participation. I further attest and verify that I am physically fit to withstand the rigors of the activities I will participate in and will only participate in activities that are within my ability. I understand that I need to dress accordingly for the activities. I also understand that the Wisconsin Hoofers does NOT provide any kind of medical coverage or liability insurance for me.

Hold Harmless, Indemnity and Release:

In consideration for any and all privileges made available to me by the Hoofer Sailing Club, I, for myself, my family, my heirs or assigns, do hereby agree to hold harmless and indemnify the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, the Memorial Union Building Association, the Wisconsin Union Hoofers, their employees, officers or members, from any and all liability for damages to or loss of personal property, loss of money, sickness, injury, and even death, which might occur while participating in Hoofer Sailing Club activities, (including travel to and from the various trip and program destinations), using the facilities or in engaging in any activities incidental thereto, in present or future participation, wherever or however the same may occur, which result from the ordinary negligence of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin system, the Wisconsin Union, the Wisconsin Hoofers or a subgroup thereof, its employees, officers or members.