Racing Rules of Sailing (Rule 4) explains that it is the skipper’s responsibility to decide on whether, or not, to race; BMYC Safety Regulations requires that the Person-in-Charge must assess prevailing conditions and experience of the crew.

It is stressed that Competing owners and crews are expected to observe and embrace the provisions of BMYC Safety Regulations.

The only circumstance in which a race will be postponed or abandoned by the Race Officer is when the Race Officer feels they cannot safely organise a race. Generally, such a decision is made on the day of the race; but, if, for instance, weather conditions render it unsafe to attempt to travel to the Clubhouse, or other, major, circumstances outside of the club’s control dictate it unsafe, or not possible, to run a race the race may be postponed or abandoned before the scheduled day of the race.