Release of Claims and Indemnification Agreements

Sailors are often required to sign release of claims agreements when they register for regattas. The following analysis is designed to clarify what language is acceptable and what is not. Indemnification and hold harmless agreements are prohibited in The Racing Rules of Sailing. For a more detailed discussion, please refer to the Indemnification section of…Read More

US Sailing Remembers Pat Seidenspinner

A Note from Tom Farquhar, Past Chairman of the US Sailing Race Management Committee Our dear friend, Pat Seidenspinner, died last week, after a long series of illnesses. I met Pat in the summer of 1993 in Savannah, at an ISAF seminar in preparation to become International Race Officers. When I was later asked to…Read More