DBMS Terms & Conditions

DBMS is not equipped to supervise students before or after class times. Children are to be dropped off and picked up on time. All students are assigned to an instructor who keeps daily attendance.  Any questions regarding a student’s progress should be directed to the instructor or Program Director.

Many of DBMS’ course descriptions include a requirement that the participant is a “Competent Swimmer”. DBMS defines a “Competent Swimmer” as someone who is able to readily jump into deep water and swim 25 yards unassisted. I hereby attest that my/my dependent’s swimming ability meets or exceeds the level required in DBMS’s course description. I agree I/my dependent will properly wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life vest at all times while participating in DBMS on-the-water programs, except when rowing in a crew shell.  Except for Jr Competitive Rowing classes, DBMS does not require participants to take a formal swim test.

All classes meet rain or shine. Only DBMS staff may cancel or reschedule Private and Semi-Private lessons due to poor weather conditions. In some instances, this may be done with very short notice or after the lesson has already started. After the decision is made, the participant will be notified as soon as possible and DBMS will attempt to reschedule the lesson if there is availability. For Private and Semi-Private lessons that are unable to be rescheduled, DBMS will issue a refund or credit.

Bookings may be canceled at any time on our website by logging in to your DBMS Customer Account, or by contacting the registrar. Registration is forfeited after the start of the class.

The following cancellation fees apply to all Summer Junior Programs:

– Classes cancelled on/after Feb 15th: $25 + 10% of the class fee
– Classes cancelled on/after May 1st: 100% of the class fee

The following cancellation fees apply for all other junior and adult programs remains unchanged:

– Classes Cancelled >=30 days before class starts: $25 per student per class
– Classes Cancelled <30 days before class starts: $25 or 25% of the class fee, whichever is greater, per student per class
– Class Cancelled <48hrs before class starts: 100% of the class fee
– Private & Semi-Private lessons canceled <48 hours before class starts: 100% of the lesson fee
– If the customer account holder/participant has a balance due, the refund amount is first applied to the balance due and the remaining amount is refunded.

To secure a seat in a class and be placed on the roster, all classes must be paid IN FULL at the time of registration. Class participation is not allowed unless you are on the roster.

I hereby agree/my dependent hereby agrees to participate in all programs and activities of the Duxbury Bay Maritime School, including transportation to and from events, if needed.  I understand that there are risks inherent in sailing, sailboat racing, rowing, kayaking and other water-based and land-based programs and that accidents can occur on the water as well as on land during any DBMS program.  Such accidents can result in serious injury and death.  I do for myself, my personal representatives, family, heirs and assigns, knowingly and freely waive all claims against and release and discharge DBMS and its officers, directors, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, loss, damage, and expense which may result from participation in DBMS programs.  I agree I/my dependent will properly wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life vest at all times, while participating in DBMS on-the-water programs, except when rowing a crew shell.  DBMS reserves the right to photograph participants for publicity purposes.

I attest to the fact that I am/my dependent is in good health and that there is no medical condition that precludes my/my dependent’s involvement in any of the programs of the Duxbury Bay Maritime School (DBMS). I will notify DBMS staff of any pre-existing medical conditions that may affect my/my dependent’s participation and will bring with me any medications such as inhalers or epi-pens I/my dependent will need during participation. I grant permission to DBMS and its employees to administer a medical treatment that may be deemed necessary in event of injury or illness.

The goal of DBMS programs is to develop students’ individual strengths, to improve their skills, and to have fun while doing so. Programs require a high standard of commitment, effort, and personal conduct. Decent, self-respecting behavior and true sportsmanship are expected of everyone (students as well as parents) while participating in the school’s program, while on the school’s property, and while representing DBMS off-campus. Failure to adhere to the code of conduct could result in disciplinary action, including suspension or expulsion without refund of program fees.

Financial Aid is limited to One Class per Season per Student and Limited to Youth through age 18. Anyone seeking information about financial assistance should visit the website, under Outreach for more information. Please send in your completed scholarship applications (along with copies of W2s) to hr@dbms.org.  For additional help, contact HR at the DBMS office 781-934-7555 x107.  Applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to program start date.

  • Disinfect your hands upon arrival at the boathouse or dock.
  • Key card access is tracked and we ask that you NOT let any other participants into the building. For contact tracing purposes we need to have a log of every person that enters the building.
  • The Rowing Center is continually monitored by video surveillance. Please let us know if you have any issues with other users not following the guidelines and we will follow up with them.
  • Do not store personal belongings, including jackets and other clothing, on campus. Leave it in your car or take it on the water with you.
  • All equipment must be disinfected prior to, and after use.
  • Do not rearrange bikes or ergs.
  • Tanks are off limits without a DBMS coach.

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization (“WHO”). COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people.It is well-publicized and documented that the best practice to contain the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home, limit visits to public places, and practice social distancing when in public places. As the Duxbury Bay Maritime School (“DBMS”) prepared for the 2021 season, we have watched carefully the progress of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and we have monitored closely the recommendation and precautionary measures of the WHO, the Center for Disease Control, and federal, state, and local governments. Based on these recommendations and precautionary measures, DBMS has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. A full list of DBMS’s preventative measures can be found on our website at [insert link]. We ask that you please review this list before signing below. HOWEVER, DBMS cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, participating in DBMS programs could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.By signing this Waiver, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by participating in DBMS programs and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at DBMS may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, DBMS employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families. In consideration of my child(ren)’s participation in DBMS activities, I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind and nature, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my child(ren)’s, or my, attendance at DBMS or participation in DBMS programming (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless DBMS, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of DBMS, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any DBMS program. 

I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless DBMS, its employees, agents, and representatives for and from any and all claims arising from my or my child(ren)’s involvement in DBMS activities or otherwise or incidental thereto wherever, whenever, and however such claims may arise.Finally, I am fully aware and understand that DBMS does not employ or contract with any medical service providers for ordinary or emergency medical services, including but not limited to COVID-19 screening or testing.

To my knowledge I/ my child do/does not have any limiting physical condition or disability that would preclude participation in yoga, erging or any other exercise program.  I for myself /my child acknowledge and accept the risks and responsibility of engaging in such a program.  I for myself/my child hereby release the instructor, the Duxbury Bay Maritime School, and any other instructors, employees, or agents of the school from any claims, demands or causes of action that arise out of my attendance or participation in this or these activities.

 Note:  An examination by your physician is recommended before beginning any exercise program.  Those currently under a physician’s care should consult with their health care provider and obtain a release before participating in any DBMS Yoga and Erging programs.  Thank you for your cooperation.