Rallies, Rendezvous, Sail-in Company, Gatherings Afloat
Whether you are orgainsing or attending, PLEASE READ THIS:
a. Official FOA rallies and other events are either organised by the Committee, the Vice
Commodore or Rear Commodores and details are posted on the Rallies & Socials tab of the
b. Unofficial, informal events may be organised by FOA members themselves, such as
rendezvous, sailing in company or other gatherings afloat. Such unofficial events are
undertaken at the members ’own risk and, to the extent permitted by law, the FOA and its
officers can accept no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage or expense of any kind
c. All skippers take full responsibility for the seaworthiness of their vessel; for ensuring their
vessel has at least £2 million third party liability insurance, or, for members outside the
United Kingdom, at least the equivalent in local currency; for adhering to relevant national
and local regulations and bye-laws; and for the safety and behaviour of his/her crew/guests.
In addition, skippers assume the responsibility for briefing his/her crew/guests on the
potential risks associated with sailing, whatever the nature of the event, and the appropriate
safety precautions to be taken.