Waiver of Liability
Skipper/Owners Responsibility: The safety of a yacht and her crew is the sole and inescapable responsibility of the skipper and owner who must do his/her best to ensure that the yacht is fully found, thoroughly seaworthy, and manned by an experienced and capable crew who are physically fit and able to face bad weather. He/she must be satisfied with the soundness of the hull, spars, rigging, sails and all gear. She/he must ensure that all safety equipment is properly maintained and stowed and that the crew knows where the equipment is kept and how it is to be used.
Waiver and Release: I/we have read the Notice of Race issued for the Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race and agree to be bound by the rules and regulations therein, and in the Sailing Instructions or in any Addenda or Amendments to either document. In consideration of acceptance of my/our race entry, and my crew members and I being permitted to take part in the race, I/we agree to save harmless and indemnify Blast Performance Sailing Inc., their organizers, directors, officers and their respective agents, officials, employees, servants and representatives from and against all claims, actions, costs, expenses, and demands in respect to death, injury, loss or damage to a person or property, howsoever caused or occasioned by the negligence of the same bodies, or any of them, or their agents officials, servants or representatives. I further understand and agree that this Release is binding upon me, my heirs, executors and assigns. I certify that the yacht described above carries third party insurance in an amount not less than $1,000,000.00 (Canadian or American) per occurrence and that the policy covers yacht-racing activities in the waters surrounding Vancouver Island.
The Skipper shall ensure that each crew member participating in the race, and on each and every leg of the race, has read a copy of the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions and any addenda or Amendments to either document.
Each participant of the race acknowledges that yacht racing is an inherently dangerous sport and that there is always the risk of personal injury, death and property damage. Each participant of the race acknowledges that they are participating in the race voluntarily. Each participant agrees that this agreement shall be governed and interpreted by the laws of British Columbia, and that the Courts of British Columbia shall have exclusive jurisdiction over this agreement.
In WITNESS WHEREOF and agreeing to be bound by the terms and conditions of this skippers/owner’s responsibility, waiver, and release the Skipper and the Owner have executed this release by registering for races organized by Blast Performance Sailing.