Rule 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing states: “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone.”

Sailing is by its nature an unpredictable sport and therefore inherently involves an element of risk. By taking part in the event, each competitor agrees and acknowledges that:

(a) They are aware of the inherent element of risk involved in the sport and accept responsibility for the exposure of themselves, their crew and their boat to such inherent risk whilst taking part in the event;

(b) They are responsible for the safety of themselves, their crew, their boat and their other property whether afloat or ashore;

(c) They accept responsibility for any injury, damage or loss to the extent caused by their own actions or omissions;

(d) Their boat is in good order, equipped to sail in the event and they are fit to participate;

(e) The provision of a race management team, support boats and other officials and volunteers by the event organiser does not relieve them of their own responsibilities;

(f) The provision of support boat cover is limited to such assistance, particularly in extreme weather conditions, as can be practically provided in the circumstances.

(g) All non CBYC member skippers and crew will be deemed to be temporary members for the duration of a race and, as such, shall abide by all the Club’s rules.


Members of the Club, their guests and visitors, use the Club premises and any other facilities of the Club entirely at their own risk and accept that:

(1) The Club will not accept any liability for any damage to or loss of property belonging to Members, their guests or visitors to the Club.

(2) The Club will not accept any liability for personal injury arising out of the use of the Club premises, or any other facilities of the Club, or out of participation in any races or other activities organised by the Club, whether sustained by Members, their guests or visitors, or caused by the said Members guests or visitors, whether or not such damage or injury could have been attributed or contributed to or was occasioned by neglect, default or negligence of any of them, the officers, committee, members or servants of the Club.


Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £3,000,000


Entering the Shanghai and Nimrod Cup will results in your email address being added to a mailing list to receive event notices, including notifications of changes to NoR and SI’s. You can unsubscribe from these emails at any time, they will only be used for the purpose of this event and will not be shared with any third party.