Pursuant to the Civil Liability Act this RISK WARNING is
issued to all persons participating in the sailing activities
conducted by Hawkesbury River Yacht Club Inc.?>
Participants are warned that, regardless of the
precautions taken by experienced persons, sailing can be a
potentially dangerous pursuit and participants are exposed to
significant risk of property damage, physical harm and possible
an indication, these risks may include, but are not limited
The extremes of weather and
That control of vessels may be
lost, resulting in collision with objects and other vessels.
Unpredictable vessel movement
at any time can result in equipment impact, falling down or
overboard and possible drowning.
The absence of immediate
medical care and the likelihood that significant delays may occur
before medical assistance becomes available.
Exposure to the elements for
Hawkesbury River Yacht Club also warns participants it
may be unable to render assistance to participants who are in
distress in all situations.
Participants are warned to consider the above risks and
all other risks before deciding to participate in any sailing event
with Hawkesbury River Yacht Club Inc.
Participants are also advised that although Hawkesbury
River Yacht Club is covered by third party liability insurance, this
cover DOES NOT extend to participants in a sailing vessel. Any
participant who considers they have a need for insurance must make
their own private arrangements with an insurer. A personal accident
insurance policy is available with subscription to membership of