To the best of my knowledge the information I have given is accurate.
I have paid particular attention to and agree to be bound by, the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the Irish Sailing (IS) prescriptions thereto, the World Sailing (WS) Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) and any class rules which may govern the type of boat that I am sailing. See www.sailing.ie/Racing/Racing-Rules
I have read, understand and where appropriate, agree to be bound by the RCYC General Sailing Instructions 2023. See www.royalcork.com
I understand and agree that the information given in this form will be maintained in RCYC records to be used for all aspects of race and Club organisation.
I confirm that my boat is insured with valid third-party liability and agree that it is the duty of each boat owner to have their boat adequately insured against any risk, including civil responsibility to third parties and to ensure that such insurance remains valid for the entirety of all events and leagues sailed in The Royal Cork Yacht Club.
The boat will be available for inspection. If any alteration, likely to affect the handicap or rating, is made (e.g. to sails, rig, mast, ballast, trim, engine, or propeller) I will notify the appropriate Rating Authority and the Race Committee and the Sailing Committee of the RCYC as soon as possible. I will ensure that no crew member races on my boat contrary to the terms of any ban imposed by WS, or any National Authority, or the RCYC.
Before racing I will ensure that my crew and I are aware that:
A. Yacht racing is intended to be a non-contact sport. Understanding and adhering to the rules is an essential part of yacht racing.
B. Yacht racing can be dangerous. The attention of ‘Persons in Charge’ is drawn to ‘RRS Fundamental Rule 3’.. “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone”.
C. Crew members’ attention is drawn to RRS 1.2 (Life-Saving equipment): “A boat shall carry adequate life-saving equipment for all persons on board, including one item ready for immediate use, unless her class rules make some other provision. Each competitor is individually responsible for wearing a personal flotation device adequate for the conditions”.
D. The Person in Charge and Crew will be held jointly responsible for the conduct of the yacht’s crew before, during, and after a race. Misconduct may result in both the Person in Charge and crew being excluded from future races and renders a yacht liable to disqualification.
E. No yacht will be accepted as an entry unless the Person in Charge has, before the start of the race, or at some time previously in that season, signed a Declaration in the terms set out herein.
F. My crew and I are aware of the WS Offshore Special Regulations, especially 1.02 (outlined below).
G. Note RRS 46...Person in Charge. To be eligible to compete in event run by an organisation affiliated to Irish Sailing, the designated Person in Charge shall:.. i) Be an Irish Sailing Personal Member, a member of an Irish Sailing affiliated Category 1 Club or an equivalent club in Northern Ireland or… ii) When the designated Person in Charge is not ordinarily a resident within the jurisdiction of Irish Sailing, the competitor shall comply with the requirements of the National Authority of the country of which they are national or ordinarily a resident.
World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations 1.02 (Responsibility of Person in Charge)
1.02.1 Under RRS 3 the responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or continue racing is hers alone. The safety of a boat and her crew is the sole and inescapable responsibility of the Person in Charge who shall do their best to ensure that the boat is fully found, thoroughly seaworthy and manned by an experienced and appropriately trained crew who are physically fit to face bad weather. The person in charge shall also assign a person to take over their responsibilities in the event of their incapacitation.
1.02.2 Neither the establishment of the Offshore Sailing Regulations (OSR), nor their use by Organising Authorities, nor the inspection of a boat under the OSR, in any way limits or reduces the complete and unlimited responsibility of the Person in Charge.
1.02.3 By participating in a race conducted under the OSR, the person in charge, each competitor and boat owner agrees to reasonably cooperate with the organizing authority and World Sailing in the development of an independent incident report as specified in 2.02
I have read and agree to the terms of this Entry and Declaration. I understand that when I enter a race, I accept the responsibility as the Person in Charge as defined in RRS 46 unless I have informed the RCYC that there will be a different Person in Charge.