Event Booking Terms & Conditions

Competitors are bound by the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing, RYA Prescriptions and Event Sailing Instructions. Note that Grafham Water Sailing Club endorses the RYA Racing Charter.

GWSC – RULE 20 (Liability) (Abridged)

Neither the Club nor the Association, nor any servant, Officer or Council members of the Club or Association, shall be liable to any member in any category, or to any guest or other person entering the Club premises or using Club property or making use of the amenities of the Club or Grafham Water under the auspices of the Club, for any loss or damage whatsoever [other than loss or damage arising out of death or personal injury of any person], and howsoever caused unless such loss or damage is caused by the wilful act or default of a servant, Officer or Council member of the Club or the Association. All members of every category undertake not to sue the Club or the Association or any of the servants, Officers or Council members of the Club or the Association for any loss or damage whatsoever and howsoever caused. Neither the Club nor the Association nor any servant, Officer or Council member of the club or the Association shall be liable for any loss or damage to property on Club premises [whether such property be in the possession of the Club or the Association or not] and howsoever caused, unless such a loss or damage is caused by the wilful act or default of any Servant, Officer or Council member of the Club or the Association.

Licensing Laws

Please note that GWSC bar staff will refuse to sell alcohol to under 18s and may refuse to sell to persons not belonging to an RYA affiliated club.

I/we agree to be bound by the Rules of Grafham Water Sailing Club and to abide by those rules and note that failure to do so may lead to DISQUALIFICATION. A full copy of Grafham Water Sailing Club rules is available from the Secretary.

I/we agree that the helm (and crew) will wear personal buoyancy at ALL TIMES WHEN AFLOAT and understand that failure to do so will lead to DISQUALIFICATION.

I/we hold valid insurance cover for a MINIMUM of £2 million in any one incident

I/we hold and agree to produce a valid measurement certificate in order to qualify as a competitor if required.

Medical conditions

Please ensure that you notify us of any relevant medical conditions in a sealed envelope labelled with your name and boat details. This will only be opened if circumstances make it necessary.

Biosecurity

To prevent the spread of non-native species, we are required to ensure that competitors follow the principles of Check Clean Dry to ensure their boats are clean before they visit the site. If you have previously sailed at a location where non-native species are known to be present, make sure that you follow any procedures that are in place to prevent cross-contamination. Similarly, before leaving Grafham Water SC, you will be required to hose down your boat.

Photography

A photographer may be present at this event. If you do NOT wish the photographer to have access to your name and address for sales purposes, please inform the Grafham Water Sailing Club office.