Competitors agree to be bound by the World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017/2020, by the Sailing Instructions and the Notice of Race. Competitors agree to take any and all responsibility for the nautical qualities of their boat, the rigging, the crew’s ability and the safety equipment. Competitors also agree to take any and all responsibility for damages caused to third persons or their belongings, to themselves or to their belongings, ashore and at sea as a consequence of their participation in the regatta, relieving of any responsibility Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and all persons or sponsors involved in the organization under whatever qualification and to accept full responsibility for the behaviour and dress of the boat’s crew, representatives and guests. Competitors are reminded of RRS Fundamental Rule 4: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone”. In any case, competitors agree that Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, the Sponsors and their agents, the Race Officials which shall include everyone involved in the management of the racing, the Race Officer, the International Jury and their assistants have no responsibility for loss of life or injury to members or others, or for the loss or damage to any vessel or property. As part of the registration process, each individual participating crew member will be required to sign a declaration accepting this disclaimer of liability.
2. Media rights
Each entrant accepts and agrees, for and on behalf of the participating yacht, the captain, the crew and all guests on the yacht at any time during the event YCCS and their respective nominees or licensees (including, without limitation, appointed broadcasters and other media) may film and photograph each of them and use footage and photographs as well as their name, image, likeness and voice in any and all media to be published or broadcast in any media whatsoever, for editorial, promotional and/or commercial purposes in perpetuity on a royalty-free basis; provided always that the yacht owner’s name and any biographical material regarding the owner shall not be published without obtaining permission from the yacht owner (and if permission is not granted, the owner shall be referred to as “the owner of [yacht name]”. As part of the registration process, each individual participating crew member will be required to sign a declaration agreeing to these media rights provisions.
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third party liability insurance with adequate cover taking into account the value of the boats racing and the measure of damages likely to arise in the event of an accident.
A competitor shall be responsible for any and all property damage and personal injury (including death) incurred by yacht, its owner, its captain, its crew members, its guests and/or any third party while the yacht is participating in the event which arises from the actions or inactions of the yacht, the owner, the captain or crew or guests of the yacht or which arises from the yacht’s presence at the event, and the competitor shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless YCCS and each of their respective affiliates, sponsors, agents, employees, officers, directors and contractors (the “Indemnified Parties”) from any and all claims, losses, damages and liabilities suffered or incurred by one or more of the Indemnified Parties in respect of the same.”