Risk statement

“The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in an event or to continue is hers alone”.

Sailing and angling is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:

(i) They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event;

(ii) They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore;

(iii) They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions

(iv) Their boat is in good order, equipped to take part in the event and they

are fit to participate;

(v) The provision of a event management team, patrol boats and other officials and volunteers by the organiser does not relieve them of

their own responsibilities;

(vi) The provision of boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances;

(vii) They are responsible for ensuring that their boat is equipped and seaworthy so as to be able to face extremes of weather; that there is a crew sufficient in number, experience and fitness to withstand such weather; and that the safety equipment is properly maintained, stowed and in date and is

familiar to the crew.

(viii) Their boat is adequately insured, with cover of at least £3 million against third party claims.

Parents and guardians are warned that the Club is only able to provide

support boat facilities during the hours of Club racing and training.

Outside these hours, parents and guardians have sole responsibility for their children and wards and must appreciate that the Club cannot be expected to exercise supervision or control.

Even during Club racing the Club cannot accept responsibility for children, or any other persons, not engaged in racing.