Sailor’s Code of Conduct
The CYC Sailor’s Code of Conduct has been developed to let you, a CYC sailor, know how you are expected to act during your time in the CYC Learn to Sail Program. Appropriate behaviour will allow you to become a well-rounded, self-confident sailor and CYC member. All sailors must respect CYC Rules and Regulations, Sail Canada’s Code of Conduct and the NCCP Code of Ethics.
We expect the highest level of sportsmanship, teamwork, fair play, and good behaviour from you. The use of alcohol, drugs, or tobacco of any kind, by any participant, at any time, is strictly prohibited. As a member of this team, you represent CYC, the Junior Sailing program, and your family. Your behaviour, on and off the water, should be to maintain this level of sportsmanship and conduct, and make other sailors proud to be a part of this organization.
In order to achieve this, we ask you to:
- Sail for fun and the love of the sport – enjoy yourself!
- Listen, ask questions and watch others to see how you can better your skills
- Learn sportsmanship, discipline, confidence and self-control
- Be a team player – learn the rules and play by them
- Appreciate the contribution each person makes
- Always be a good sport and set a positive example for others, particularly younger sailors
CYC does not tolerate any form of bullying, be it based on ability, age, race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion or socio-economic status. Non-compliance of this regulation will result in a revision of your registration, possible suspension, and the possibility that you will be asked to leave the program.
As a CYC sailor, you must respect your coaches, your peers, and the members of the Club. Fun and safe learning environments are essential to the CANSail curriculum. Sailing is a difficult sport to master and having a respectful and supportive environment is crucial.
You must respect the CYC Sailing Program’s equipment and facility. Like hockey, skiing, and cycling, sailing requires equipment that is not inexpensive. CYC is fortunate enough to have an extremely supportive senior club that strives to provide its junior sailors with the best gear and boats so that all sailors have the opportunity to learn the joy of sailing. Similarly, the program’s instructors put in significant effort to maintain equipment so that it will last and provide the best sailing available. We ask that you respect the equipment, caring for it as best that you can.