Old Sigh Race Series
Waiver and Release of Liability
Sailing is an activity that has an inherent risk of damage and injury. Competitors in this event are participating entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race.
Old Sigh Race Series, Buzzards Yacht Club, The Buzzards Sailing School, Kingman Yacht Center, Kingman Yacht Club, the race organizers, the race committee, protest committee, host club, sponsors, or any other organization or official (hereafter referred to as the “race organizers”), will not be responsible for damage to any boat or other property or the injury to any competitor, including death, sustained as a result of participation in this event. By participating in this event, each competitor agrees to release the race organizers from any and all liability associated with such competitor’s participation in this event to the fullest extent permitted by law.
In consideration for permission to participate in Old Sigh Race Series events the competitor agrees to the following:
1. To the fullest extent permitted by law, I hereby waive any rights I may have to sue the race organizers involved with the event with respect to personal injury or property damage suffered by myself or my crew as a result of our participation in this event and hereby release the race organizers from any liability for such injury or damage.
2. My crew and I recognize that sailing is an activity that has an inherent risk of damage and injury associated with it. We have read RRS 4, Decision to Race and hereby acknowledge and agree that we are participating in this event entirely at our own risk.
3. I acknowledge and agree that neither the race organizers nor the race committee, nor their members, will be responsible for (a) any damage to the entered boat or my other property, or any injury to myself or my crew, including death, sustained as a result of the participation of myself, my crew and the boat in this event.
4. I have taken all necessary steps to ensure that myself, my crew and the entered boat are adequately prepared for all possible contingencies, including appropriate safety equipment as may be required by law or that a prudent seaman would consider advisable.
5. I agree to indemnify the Old Sigh Race Series, Buzzards Yacht Club, The Buzzards Sailing School, and the race organizers, for any costs or liabilities for any personal injury or property damage suffered by my crew which they may incur as a result of their or my participation in this event.
6. I understand this document has important legal consequences and have consulted such legal and other advisors as I deem appropriate before signing.