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Sailboat racer blames crewmate for racing injuries - Southeast Texas Record
by NewsReader 11-20-2015


Southeast Texas Record


Sailboat racer blames crewmate for racing injuries
Southeast Texas Record
A Harris County man is suing a Corpus Christi resident, alleging negligence for injuries he says he sustained during a sailboat race in. Matt Buvinghausen filed a lawsuit Aug. 24 in Galveston County District Court against Terry Pynckel of Corpus ...




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Waivers are useless. You can't sign away your right to sue someone. I've already discussed this with some experienced racers and skippers.
There's certainly no such thing as a "bombproof" waiver.

I'll just skip the crew, thanks.
First guy I sailed with was an attorney back in Ohio. He had all his crew sign a waiver. Explained it clearly that, as you say, you can't sign away your right to sue, but allows you to put some pretty strong evidence in front of a judge that the plaintiff did know the risks.
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The guy is just trying to get some money for medical bills so he can get healthy and get out racing next season.

"Anyone needing crew for the upcoming season? I have decided to not go back to my previous boat."
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