----- 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.
am satisfied that the buoyancy within my boat meets the
standard for a Wayfarer buoyancy certificate. Further, I
checked, and am satisfied that the boat and all its
seaworthy. My crew and I will be sailing with
weatherproof clothing and personal buoyancy. I
will be fully
insured to cover damage to other craft and personal
Whilst I appreciate that every effort will be made
everyone’s safety, I understand that ultimately, I alone
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
In matters of safety, I will err on the side of
caution, and I
recognize that I will be sailing entirely at my own