This document may limit your rights.  Please read carefully.
General Liability Waiver

Sailing is an activity that has an inherent risk of damage and injury. All competitors are participating entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, I hereby waive any rights I may have to sue the race organizers (the Little Traverse Yacht Club (hereafter, ‘LTYC’), the race committee, the protest committee, sponsors, or any other organization, official, or volunteer) involved with the event with respect to personal injury or property damage suffered by myself or my crew as a result of our participation in this event and hereby release the race organizers from any liability for such injury or damage.

COVID-19 Liability Waiver

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. It is believed that an individual can be infected with COVID-19 without their knowledge and be asymptomatic. The Little Traverse Yacht Club has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, the LTYC cannot and does not represent or guarantee that I or anyone else will not become infected with COVID-19. Participation in any LTYC program or related event or activity may increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by participating in an LTYC program, event, or activity, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death to myself or others. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at an LTYC program, event, or activity may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself or others, including, but not limited to, LTYC employees, volunteers, and other participants. I understand and voluntarily accept and assume all the foregoing risks related to COVID-19 and accept sole responsibility for any injury or illness that may occur. Further, I understand and agree that this release includes any and all claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of LTYC, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in an LTYC program, event, or activity.

Media Release

The Little Traverse Yacht Club takes photos and records videos of our programs, members, and participants from time-to-time. We use these photos and videos for our own uses (such as our website, social media efforts, newsletters, brochures, etc.), and in many cases they are also made available to our members and others (via a link on the website).

I hereby authorize the Little Traverse Yacht Club (LTYC) or its designees to photograph or record the image of myself and my crew and give LTYC and all persons or entities acting pursuant to LTYC’s permission or authority, all rights to the use of these photographs, recorded images and voice. I understand that said images/or voice may be used for educational, advertising, and promotional purposes in all conventional and electronic media, including but not limited to the internet, and any future media. I also authorize the use of any printed material in connection therewith. I understand and agree that these images and recordings may be duplicated, distributed with or without future or further compensation or liability, in perpetuity.

If you have questions about the agreements above, please contact Club Manager Daniel DeWindt at or 231-526-7919.