I understand that participating in the Port Hacking Putters Regatta (the Event) involves boating on waterways used by other people and boats, and I am aware of the hazards involved. The hazards include, but are not limited to, condition of participant’s boat, equipment, moorings, wharves, boat ramps, carparks, and actions of participants, spectators, organiser’s personnel and weather conditions. In my judgement I have sufficient competence and experience to participate safely.
I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, next of kin and assign as follows:
WAIVER RELEASE AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability for death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, and all other foreseeable risks or claims or actions of any kind, whatever and however occurring, which I at any time had or have as a result of or in connection with, directly or directly, my participation in and travelling to and from the Event, the following persons or entities: Event organisers; Event Sponsors; volunteers; community organisations; and all State, Federal and Local Government authorities in which the Event may be staged and their (its) respective officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, representatives, agents and volunteers.
INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the persons or entities mentioned in paragraph above from any and all liabilities, claims or actions whatever or however caused, arising as a result of or in connection with, directly or indirectly, my participation in and travelling to or from this Event.
BOW RIDING was identified as an issue in 2019 and as a skipper entering the event I will ensure Bow Riding will not occur on my vessel.
I agree that I enter my vessel into the ‘Event’ voluntarily, and that I am responsible for the control, safety and insurance of that vessel and also for the safety of all persons aboard for the duration of the ‘Event’. I also agree to adhere to all NSW Maritime requirements for vessels in smooth waters and any safety conditions required by the Organisers and Event Officials.