In consideration of acceptance of my entry by Santa Barbara Yacht Club (“SBYC”) the undersigned acknowledge and agree as follows:
1. The undersigned acknowledge that there are risks inherent in the sport of yacht racing. The undersigned freely assume any and all risks including personal injury or death, and loss or property damage of all types, including unforeseen risks and including, without limitation, the failure or breakage of the vessel described above or of any equipment thereon, arising from inclement weather, adverse sea conditions or otherwise. To the fullest extent allowed by law, the undersigned hereby waive all claims and causes of action, and discharge and release the Santa Barbara Yacht Club, its officers, directors, representatives, agents, employees, members, volunteers and guests, for any and all claims, demands, actions, right of action, of whatsoever kind or nature, either in law or in equity arising from or by reason of any bodily injury or personal injuries know or unknown, death or property damage, resulting from my participation in the regatta, whether by negligence or not.
2. The undersigned certify that the competitor is a proficient swimmer and will wear their Personal Flotation Device (PFD) at all times while on the water. The undersigned assume all responsibility for complying with laws, rules and regulations governing the use of personal flotation devices.
3. The undersigned agree to abide and be bound by the Racing Rules of Sailing, the Prescriptions of the U. S. Sailing Association, the COLREGS/Inland Rules, as applicable, the ISSA Procedural Rules and the Rules of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club, in force from time to time.
4. The undersigned acknowledge and agree that the terms of this instrument are intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of California and the US Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS). If any portion of this instrument is held invalid, the remaining portions shall continue in full legal force and effect.