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Mermaid Sailing




Please accept my entry for racing in Club-owned Seaview Mermaid class boats in SVYC racing and/or

EWCC Regatta racing.

I agree to be bound by the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 and all other rules that govern these events

including the Mermaid Class Rules. In particular I confirm that I have read and understood the Disclaimer

of Liability in the SVYC Notice of Race (repeated below) and in the SVYC Sailing Instructions or, for EWCC

events, the Disclaimer of Liability in the EWCC Programme. I confirm that I agree to be bound by these

provisions and that my boat will conform to these requirements throughout the events. I undertake to sail in

compliance with the RYA Racing Charter. I further confirm that I have declared any relevant medical

condition to the Club.

Sea View Yacht Club Ltd. holds insurance for the Club-owned Seaview Mermaid class boats which includes

cover for third party claims for £2 million. I acknowledge that I am required to pay the first £400 of any

claim or uninsured damages for which I am responsible while I am in charge of a boat, and I undertake to

settle this promptly with Sea View Yacht Club Ltd..

Signature: …………………….. ………….….……. Name in Blocks:…………………………………………

Organisation:(Charterers)…………………………………………………………..Date: ………………….

If the entrant is under 18 this form is to be counter-signed by the entrant’s parent or guardian -

The above-named entrant is my dependant. I agree that the entrant will be bound by the terms above and

by the Disclaimer of Liability. I have read the Disclaimer of Liability and accept its provisions.

I confirm that my dependant is competent to take part and that I am responsible for my dependant

throughout the event. During the time my dependant is afloat I will be in or around Sea View Yacht Club

or I will inform SVYC in writing of who is acting in loco parentis.

Signature: Name in Blocks: Date:

Disclaimer of Liability

A boat (defined as including its helm and crew) participates in the racing entirely at its 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.

A boat is entirely responsible for its own safety, whether afloat or ashore, and nothing, whether in the Notice

of Race or Sailing Instructions or anywhere else, reduces this responsibility. It is for the boat to decide

whether it is fit to sail in the conditions in which it will find itself. By launching or going to sea, the boat

confirms that it is fit for these conditions and that its crew is competent to sail and compete in them.

Nothing done or omitted to be done by the organisers can reduce the responsibility of the boat nor will it

make the organisers responsible for any loss, damage, death or personal injury, however it may have

occurred, as a result of the boat taking part in the racing. The organisers encompass everyone helping to run

the race and the event, and include the organising authority, the race committee, the race officer, patrol boats

and beachmasters. The provision of patrol boats does not relieve the boat of her responsibilities. The fact

that the race committee may conduct inspections of the boat does not reduce the responsibilities of the boat. Additional Guidelines

Sailing takes place in an environment that is potentially dangerous. It is the responsibility of all sailors at

Sea View Yacht Club to act at all times with the safety of themselves and of all other sailors foremost in

their minds.

All sailors should wear appropriate clothing and footwear when racing.

All sailors in the Mermaid Class boats must wear adequate personal buoyancy at all times when on the

boats. All passengers in SVYC RIBs and launches are strongly recommended to wear adequate personal

buoyancy when in the boats and on the slipway.

All Cadets should wear adequate personal buoyancy at all times whenever they are afloat, on the staging or


Any injury must be reported to the Club Secretary as soon as possible. This includes bangs on the head or


Any Cadet who intends to race must not go afloat without the permission of his or her parents or guardians.

Boats retiring shall report their retirement to the organising club at the earliest opportunity.

In the event that the Race Officer has to abandon the race competitors are to sail toward the closest Safety

Boat to receive instructions or towards their mooring whichever is the closest and most appropriate.

Last updated 13:13 on 27 October 2017

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