DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
The Race Committee will be in charge of all scheduled races. The Race Committee Chairman or his designate will have final decision over management issues of the race, including, but not limited to whether a yacht will be allowed to compete, penalties (except protest – which will be over-seen by the Protest Committee), scoring, eligibility of yachts to race and time limits.
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 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.
Despite the schedule to race and despite the Race Committee’s decision to race, it is ALWAYS the skipper’s decision whether he, his vessel and/or his crew should participate in any race. The responsibility of the decision to race and any and all consequences lies SOLELY with the skipper, captain or owner/operator of the vessel. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELFARE OF YOUR VESSEL AND ANYONE ABOARD! YOU ARE FURTHER RESPONSIBLE FOR ACTIONS TAKEN BY YOUR CREW AND DAMAGE TO, OR CAUSED BY, YOUR VESSEL. THIS SHOULD ALWAYS GUIDE YOUR DECISION TO RACE AND YOUR ACTIONS WHILE RACING. The Race Committee accepts NO responsibility for your decision to race and the consequences that accompany it.
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