The undersigned hereby freely assumes all risk of accident and voluntarily waves any cause of action arising from Regatta activities, and agrees that neither the organizing authorities, Race Committee, Jury, or Sponsors nor any of their members, officers, board of directors, employees or representatives shall be liable, under any circumstances, nor bear any responsibility for any loss of life or injury to persons or property which may occur, however caused, before, during or after the Regatta/Clinic.
Furthermore, I understand that sailing can be a dangerous and unpredictable activity by nature, and it is the skipper’s sole inescapable responsibility to assure that his/her yacht is fully sound, seaworthy, that he/she is physically fit and that all of his/her equipment is property maintained and stowed. I understand that the final decision whether to sail or continue sailing is that of the skipper. I agree that the decision of the Race Committee concerning whether to race, continue racing or when to abandon racing, if at all, shall not relieve the skipper from his/her ultimate responsibility to care for himself/herself. I agree to be bound by the Racing Rules of Sailing and all rules that govern this event.
I agree that neither the establishment of any equipment regulations, nor the inspection of a yacht, in any way limits or reduces the complete and unlimited responsibility of the skipper of the yacht to decide whether or not to start or continue in a race.
I further agree that if a controversy, claim, arbitration or litigation arises out of this event or occurs related to this event, the laws of the U.S. Virgin Islands shall govern and jurisdiction and venue shall be exclusive in the U.S. Virgin Islands.