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Declaration of Seaworthiness
----- 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.

.......Alan Asselstine,
MAJAM, W7346  

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 own risk.