Welcome to the RSYC Crew Register

The Royal Southampton Yacht Club's Crew Register is aimed at matching Yacht owners with crew members interested in participating in RSYC racing and cruising, and is provided as a free service to members and non members with an interest in sailing.

Information posted on the Crew Register will be kept on the Register for six months unless you ask for it to be removed sooner. Please note that new messages are moderated before being published and so will not appear immediately after they are submitted. Crews and owners/skippers are welcome to re-enter their details once their post has been removed from the register. The RSYC reserves the right to remove any post from the register without warning at any time.

Important Notice - Please Read

The RSYC in no way accepts responsibility for the accuracy of any information posted on this Crew Register.

Yacht racing can be dangerous. It is a condition of acceptance by the RSYC of any information for posting on the Crew Register that crews and owners/skippers understand that they voluntarily accept all risks associated with participation on any vessel or with any owner or skipper or crew to whom they may be introduced through the Crew Register. By submitting their details each crew and owner/skipper (as the case may be).

(1) acknowledges and agrees that neither the RSYC nor any other organising club nor any servant, employee, officer or agent thereof makes any representation about or otherwise warrants the condition or suitability of any vessel or the competence or suitability of any skipper or crew, or accepts any liability for loss of life or injury to any person or loss or damage to any vessel, equipment or other property, and

(2) confirms that he / she has read and understands RSYC Notice of Racing, Item 7 (which applies to all RSYC races) and which states as follows:-

A boat owner/skipper is entirely responsible for her own safety, whether afloat or ashore, and nothing, whether in the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions or anywhere else, reduces this responsibility.

It is for the boat owner/skipper to decide whether the boat is fit to sail in the conditions in which she will find herself. By launching or going to sea, the boat owner/skipper confirms that the craft is fit for those conditions and her crew is competent to sail and compete in them.

The boat is required to hold adequate insurance and in particular to hold insurance against third party claims in the sum of at least £2 million per event.

Nothing done by the organisers can reduce the responsibility of the boat owner/skipper nor will it make the organisers responsible for any loss, damage, death or injury, however it may have occurred, as a result of the boat taking part in the racing. The organisers encompass everyone helping to run the race and the event, and include the organising authority, the race committee, committee boat(s), the race officers and others.

The boat is responsible to ensure that she is equipped and seaworthy so as to be able to face extremes of weather; that there is a crew sufficient in number, experience and fitness to withstand such weather; and that the safety equipment is properly maintained, stowed and in date and that the crew know how to use it.

The fact that the race committee may conduct inspections of a boat does not reduce the responsibilities of the boat set out above.

In submitting details for the Crew Register both boat owners/skippers and crew applicants, acknowledge that they have read and understand the Club's safety policy, and agree to their personal details being listed on this register.