Waiver: Agreement of Release and Waiver and Covenant Not to Sue. The undersigned acknowledges that in consideration of the efforts of the host organization, for being allowed to participate in the regatta/races/event(s) and the acceptance of this agreement, he or she does hereby WAIVE AND RELEASE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS THE UNDERSIGNED MAY HAVE AGAINST THE HOSTS, the Asheville Sailing Club, its officers, members of the board of directors of the Asheville Sailing Club, its committee chairs and committee members, and officials, and representatives arising out of the activities required for the races, events, and activities related to the Asheville Sailing Club, and does further covenant not to sue or to bring any claim or claims of any nature whatsoever against the Asheville Sailing Club and its committee chairs and committee members, and officials, and representatives named or unnamed who may be acting on behalf of the host or its/their behalf. Further I agree that I am responsible for the safety of myself, my family members and guests. I know that
there are inherent risks in sailing and racing and will not hold the Asheville Sailing Club, its committee chairs, officials, or board members liable for any injury or damage incurred during Club activities.
Further, I confirm that I have read and agree with the terms and conditions of the Asheville Sailing Club Code of Conduct following:
Asheville Sailing Club Code of Conduct and Waiver
Each member in an Asheville Sailing Club (ASC) event hereby pledges that he or she agrees to uphold the spirit of this Asheville Sailing Club Code of Conduct (Code). This Code is not intended to establish a set of rules that will, by inclusion or exclusion, prescribe the appropriate behavior for members in every aspect of their participation of club activity. Rather, the Code offers general principles to guide the conduct of members in situations that have ethical implications.
The member commits to familiarization with this Code and understands that acceptance of its provisions is a condition of participation in an Asheville Sailing Club event. Members who do not conform to this Code will be subject to the consequences of their actions, as specified below. The member has a right to a hearing if charged with a violation of this Code.
Elements of the Code
Each member in an Asheville Sailing Club event pledges to abide by the policies of the US Sailing SafeSport Handbook. (These policies can be found at: http://www.ussailing.org/wpcontent/uploads/daroot/safesport/USSailing- SafeSport-Handbook.pdf.)
Guests of the ASC are also expected to abide by the same for an event, defined as running from on‐site registration to departure from ASC at the conclusion of the event.
If the member elects to race with the Asheville Sailing Club they will abide by both The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) and the US Sailing SafeSport Handbook. If the member does not elect to race the member will still abide by the US Sailing SafeSport Handbook.
Fair Play and Conduct Will abide by RRS 2 and 69, and the US Sailing SafeSport Handbook.
Use of Personal Flotation
For all activity, each Youth or Junior member shall wear a USCG approved life jacket that is 100% dependent on foam for flotation and the appropriate size for the sailor, at all times while in the boat, except for brief periods while adding or removing clothing.
Drugs & Alcohol
Prohibited Substances as defined below:
No member shall use or possess, either on or off the water: marijuana or any other substance if possession is illegal under state or federal law
No Junior and Youth members or their guests shall use or possess, either on or off the water,
a). marijuana or any other substance if possession is illegal under state or federal law; or
b). any alcoholic beverages; or
c). tobacco products, e-cig, vaping.
Sexual Abuse & Harassment
(a).Asheville Sailing Club supports and implements the policies and procedures contained in the US Sailing SafeSport Handbook regarding sexual misconduct or sexual harassment.
(b). Within ASC, a “Covered Individual” includes any member or volunteer
(c). Sexual misconduct and sexual harassment are defined within the US Sailing SafeSport Handbook (d). Asheville Sailing Club shall report any allegation of sexual misconduct to US Sailing and the U.S. Center for SafeSport Response and Resolution Office which has responsibility and authority to investigate any such allegation.
Physical Abuse & Assault & Bullying & Hazing (a). Asheville Sailing Club supports and implements the policies and procedures contained in the US Sailing SafeSport Handbook
(b). Physical misconduct, bullying, hazing, harassment, and emotional misconduct are defined within the US Sailing SafeSport Handbook.
Enforcement of the Code
Compliance with this Code depends primarily upon understanding the Code and voluntary compliance, secondarily upon reinforcement by peers, and, when necessary, upon enforcement through disciplinary action as outlined by the RRS, and the US Sailing SafeSport Handbook
If an incident is brought to the attention of the Organizing Authority, Host and/or the Protest Committee for the event alleging that a member has violated this Code, the Protest Committee shall protest the member and conduct a hearing that meets the requirements of Part 5, Section B of the RRS. The member has the right and option to voluntarily withdraw from the event rather than proceeding with a hearing. If the Protest Committee decides that the member has violated the Code and is not exonerated, it may
(a) remove some or all of the member’s event
Asheville Sailing Club Code of Conduct and Waiver privileges or benefits,
(b) disqualify the member’s boat from the race or scoring races sailed nearest in time to that of the incident.
When a member withdraws from part of an activity pursuant to the Code, the scores of all completed races shall stand. However, that member’s boat/team will no longer be eligible to compete in the event, shall be removed from the final activity scores, and each boat/team with a worse finishing place in the activity shall be moved up one place. The same scoring applies if a boat is disqualified from the remaining races in an activity.
Approval signified by agreement box.