PERSON IN CHARGE/OWNER'S RESPONSIBILITIES
A boat shall have on board a person in charge as per the World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 (Rule 46). The safety of a boat and her crew is the sole and inescapable responsibility of the Person in Charge, as per 1.2 of the Safety Equipment Requirements (SERs) for Monohulls for the 2017 Swiftsure International Yacht Race and 1.2 of the Safety Equipment Requirements (SERs) for Multihulls for the 2017 Swiftsure International Yacht Race. The Person in Charge shall do his best to ensure that the boat is fully found, thoroughly seaworthy and manned by an experienced and appropriately trained crew who are physically fit to face bad weather. The person in charge shall also assign a person to take over his responsibilities in the event of his incapacitation.
The Person in Charge must provide a complete crew list, which shall include all persons who will be aboard the yacht during the race. Any changes to this crew list up to the start of the race must be given to the Race Committee prior to starting the race.
The Person in Charge/owner is responsible for having a current, valid rating certificate and ensuring that the yacht is sailed in the race as specified in the rating certificate. Any change to the rating subsequent to submitting this entry form is to be reported to the Organizing Authority prior to 1700 Tuesday, May 19, 2017.
WAIVER AND RELEASE
I have read the Notice of Race for the Four Long Courses issued for the 2017 Swiftsure International Yacht Race, and agree to be bound by the Rules therein and the Sailing Instructions or any Addenda to either document. I recognize the inherent and other risks in yacht racing activities and freely accept these risks. I have read and intend to comply with the Safety Equipment Requirements for the 2017 Swiftsure International Yacht Race as spelled out in the Notice of Race for the Four Long Courses. In consideration for participating in this event, I represent to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club that my vessel currently has and will continue to have during the Swiftsure International Yacht Race third-party liability insurance covering property damage, personal injury and death in an amount not less than $500,000 (Canadian or U.S.) per occurrence, and that the policy covers yacht racing activities. I agree to waive my rights to take legal action against and release and forever discharge the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, the Swiftsure Committee, and their respective organizers, agents, officials, servants, representatives, and volunteers (collectively the “Organizers”) from and against any and all claims, actions, costs or expenses and demands in respect to death, injury, loss or damage to my person or property howsoever caused arising out of or connected with my participation in the Swiftsure International Yacht Race notwithstanding that the same may have been contributed to, caused or occasioned by the negligence of the Organizers or any of them. I understand that this waiver and release is binding upon myself, my heirs, executors and assigns.
By checking "I agree" and clicking "Continue", I confirm that I have read and understood the PERSON IN CHARGE/OWNER'S RESPONSIBILITIES, and the WAIVER AND RELEASE sections above, that I agree to the conditions stated in them, and I wish to register for the Swiftsure International Yacht Race
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