SWSA Race Entry Form
The entry fee for entrants from Member Clubs is £25 for the whole season or £5 per race. No yacht may race without having previously submitted a signed Entry Form. (Owners who are not members of an SWSA Club are required to pay double entry fees). For those entering SWSA events for the first time, there will be no entry fee for the first days event i.e. one Passage Race, or one Evening Race.
Please send payment for entry fees to the address below (cheques payable SWSA) Or by BACS Transfer to 30.93.97, 21477568, SWSA. Please add Surname and Boat name as Reference.
NOTE Boats with no certificate may be given an arbitrary handicap by SWSA Sailing Committee.
I confirm that I have read and understood the Risk Statement on Page 2, and I undertake to make all crew members aware of this before embarking. I agree to abide by the S.W.S.A. Cruiser Sailing Instructions 2017, and I undertake to sail in compliance with the RYA Racing Charter.
The yacht is insured as required by the S.W.S.A. (See SI 5), and will continue to be so during every race entered. (Third Party £2,000,000 minimum)(note check you are still insured if competing in the Single Handed Race) The above details of my boat are correct to the best of my belief.
I agree to my name address and boat details being stored in a computer. I am happy for my email address to appear on emails to SWSA competitors and officers.
Rule 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing states: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone,”
Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:
a. They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event;
b. They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore;
c. They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss, to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions;
d. Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;
e. The provision of a race management team, patrol boats and other officials and volunteers by the event organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;
f. The SWSA does not provide patrol boat cover.
g. They are responsible for ensuring that their boat is equipped and seaworthy so as to be able to face extremes of weather; that there is a crew sufficient in number, experience and fitness to withstand such weather; and that the safety equipment is properly maintained, stowed and in date and is familiar to the crew; and
h. Their boat is adequately insured, with cover of at least £2,000,000 sterling against third party claims.
j. There is a need for extra care and prudent decisions when navigating in the main channel. Note SI 5.