----- Original Message -----
From: Alan Asselstine
To: all Rally participants
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2010 9:59 AM
This declaration was developed after much discussion and has been in use since 2009:
We respect your rights and responsibility for your boat as its Captain. However, we will be sailing as a group to which you will also have a duty. Thus, we need your agreement with the following declaration.
Thank you for your co-operation on this issue.
I AGREE WITH THE DECLARATION; your full name; your boat number; your address.
I am satisfied that the
buoyancy within my boat meets the required standard for
a Wayfarer buoyancy certificate. Further, I have
checked, and am satisfied that the boat and all its
fittings are seaworthy. My crew and I will be
sailing with adequate weatherproof clothing and personal
buoyancy. I will be fully insured to cover damage
to other craft and personal liability. Whilst I
appreciate that every effort will be made to ensure
everyone’s safety, I understand that ultimately, I alone
am responsible for deciding whether or not my abilities
are sufficient to allow me to go out or stay out on the
water at any given time during this rally. In
matters of safety, I will err on the side of caution,
and I recognize that I will be sailing entirely at my