Competitors participate in YOTS entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.
In participating in the event, a competitor automatically grants to the Organizing authority and the sponsors of the event, the right in perpetuity, to make, use and show, from time to time and at their discretion, any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or film television and other reproductions of him/her during the period of the competition for the said event in which the competitor participates and in all material related to the said event without compensation.
Competitors participating in YOTS must read and agree to the Concussion Code of Conduct (Athlete and Participant)
Concussion Code of Conduct
Athlete and Participant
In recognition of the potential seriousness of a concussion, I, ____________________,
commit to following the concussion protocols and expectations highlighted below
I will help prevent concussions by:
Respecting the rules of my sport
Being committed to fair play and respect for all, including other athletes, coaches, and
I will care for my health and safety by taking concussions seriously, and I understand that:
A concussion is a brain injury that can have both short and long-term effects.
A blow to my head, face, neck, or body that causes the brain to move around inside the
skull may cause a concussion.
I don’t need to lose consciousness to have had a concussion.
I have a commitment to concussion recognition and reporting, including if I think I
might have a concussion I should stop participating in further training, practice or
competition immediately and tell a coach; as well as reporting to my coach if I think
another participant has a concussion.
Continuing to participate in further training, practice or competition with a possible
concussion increases my risk of more severe, longer lasting symptoms, and increases
my risk of other injuries.
I will not hide concussion symptoms. I will speak up for myself and others.
I will not hide my symptoms. I will tell a coach, official, parent or another adult I trust if I
experience any symptoms of concussion.
If someone else tells me about concussion symptoms, or I see signs they might have a
concussion, I will tell a coach, official, parent or another adult I trust so they can help.
I understand that if I have a suspected concussion, I will be removed from sport and
that I will not be able to return to training, practice or competition until I undergo a
medical assessment by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner and have been
medically cleared to return to training, practice or competition.
I have a commitment to sharing any pertinent information regarding incidents of
removal from sport with my school and any other sport organization where I am
I will take the time I need to recover, because it is important for my health.
I understand my commitment to following the return-to-sport process.
I will respect my coaches, parents, health-care professionals, and medical
doctors/nurse practitioners, regarding my health and safety.
By signing here, I acknowledge that I have fully reviewed and commit to this Concussion Code