Sailor & Parent Code of Conduct
SAILING PARTICIPANT CODE OF CONDUCT
Competitors are expected to comply with the Basic Principle outlined in the Racing Rules of Sailing. As a competitor you shall:
- Be tolerant of other users of the waterways and surrounding environs.
- Never argue with an official.
- Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other sailors/boating participant, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviour.
- Not abuse other crew members.
- Abide by the Yachting Australia Anti-Doping Code.
- Work equally hard for yourself and/or your crew. Your boat’s performance will benefit and so will you
- Be a good sport. Applaud your opponents when they get one up on you.
- Treat all participants as you like to be treated. Do not bully or try to take an unfair advantage of another competitor.
- Cooperate with your fellow sailors/boating participants, without them there would be no competition.
- Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit not just to please others.
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
PARENT/GUARDIAN CODE OF CONDUCT
A Parent/ Guardian should:
- Remember that children participate in sailing for their enjoyment, not yours.
- Encourage children to participate, not force them.
- Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
- Encourage children to sail according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility, violence or abuse.
- Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a race.
- Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skills displayed by all participants.
- Support all efforts to eliminate verbal and physical abuse from sport.
- Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.
- Show appreciation of the efforts of volunteer coaches, officials, administrators and other helpers as without them there would be no sport for your children to participate in.
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.