Race Entry Skipper Waiver and Release
In consideration of Corinthian Yacht Club of Portland (“CYC”) accepting my entry: I hereby warrant that this Sailboat (defined to include the sailing vessel, skipper, owner, and crew) will be outfitted, equipped, and handled in accordance with all relevant domestic and international regulations, including but not limited to the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020, International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS), PIYA guidelines as modified by CYC Portland for the Oregon Offshore race, and other requirements listed in the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, and Supplemental Sailing Instructions; that she will have all the required equipment aboard; that she is seaworthy in hull, rig, and gear; and that she will be competently crewed. I certify that I am carrying a minimum of US $500,000 per occurrence liability insurance that does not contain an exclusion from sailboat racing, and which covers property damage, personal injury, and death. I agree that the PHRF-NW handicap rating and/or ORC handicap rating to be filed with CYC will be the applicable rating for the Sailboat at the time she starts the race.
By my signature, I agree to accept and abide by the regulations and the sailing instructions of the race. I certify that I am a member in good standing of a US Sailing or CYA Yacht Club. I agree that I, as skipper, accept responsibility for my crew without limitation in relation to the Oregon Offshore race. In consideration of being permitted to enter the race, being fully knowledgeable of the risks of sailing as a competitive sport, and recognizing that it shall be the sole responsibility of each skipper to decide whether to start or to continue the race, I, on behalf of the skipper, owner, and crew, voluntarily assume the risk of participating in the race.
I, on behalf of the skipper, owner, and crew, and each of our executors, administrators and assigns, waive and release any and all claims, demands, cause of action and judgments that we each may have against CYC, its officers, directors, members, employees, volunteers and agents, and any one or more of them, their successors, executors, administrators, heirs and assigns related in any way to the participation of this Sailboat in this race, and all related activities, together with any costs including reasonable attorney’s fees that may be incurred as a result of any such claims in any way related to this sailboat’s participation in the race.
I certify that I have informed the skipper and/or owner and crew of this waiver and release against CYC as described herein.
CYC recommends that you advise your insurance underwriter of the execution of this document.