A boat or competitor shall give all possible help to any person or vessel in danger.
1.2. Life-Saving Equipment and Personal Flotation Devices
A boat shall carry adequate life-saving equipment for all persons on board, including one item ready for immediate use, unless her class rules make some other provision. Each competitor is individually responsible for wearing a personal flotation device adequate for the conditions.
2. FAIR SAILING
A boat and her owner shall compete in compliance with recognized principles of sportsmanship and fair play. A boat may be penalized under this rule only if it is clearly established that these principles have been violated. The penalty shall be either disqualification or disqualification that is not excludable.
3. ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES
By participating or intending to participate in a race conducted under these rules, each competitor and boat owner agrees to accept these rules.
A support person by providing support, or a parent or guardian by permitting their child to enter a race, agrees to accept the rules.
The person in charge of each boat shall ensure that all competitors in the crew and the boat’s owner are aware of their responsibilities under this rule.
This rule may be changed by a prescription of the national authority of the venue.
4. DECISION TO RACE
The responsibility for a boat's decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone.
A competitor shall comply with the World Anti-Doping Code, the rules of the World Anti-Doping Agency, and World Sailing Regulation 21, Anti-Doping Code. An alleged or actual breach of this rule shall be dealt with under Regulation 21. It shall not be grounds for a protest and rule 63.1 does not apply.
6. BETTING AND ANTI-CORRUPTION
Each competitor, boat owner and support person shall comply with World Sailing Regulation 37, Betting and Anti-Corruption Code. An alleged or actual breach of this rule shall be dealt with under Regulation 37. It shall not be grounds for a protest and rule 63.1 does not apply.
7. DISCIPLINARY CODE
Each competitor, boat owner and support person shall comply with World Sailing Regulation 35, Disciplinary, Appeals and Review Code (referred to as ‘Disciplinary Code’ elsewhere). An alleged or actual breach of this rule shall be dealt with under Regulation 35. It shall not be grounds for a protest and rule 63.1 does not apply.
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