OCEAN CITY YACHT CLUB

SAILORS' AND PARENTS' CODE OF CONDUCT

All sailors, coaches, parents, and others in a position of influence agree to honor the spirit of Corinthian sailing and the fundamental rules of fair sailing. They pledge honesty and integrity, on and off the water, and adherence to the truth, which includes not breaking the rules that govern the sport of sailing or tolerating such behavior in others.

For the Sailor:

Each sailor agrees that he or she shall be governed by this Code of Conduct at all times, not just on site at OCYC /or MAYRA events/ but any US Sailing function where they may be representing the Ocean City Yacht Club.   Each Jr. Member also agrees:

  • To maintain a positive attitude and to be responsible for his or her conduct by following these rules and any others given by the coaches/instructors, hosts, or others in charge of a practice or regatta
  • To respect club property, and to follow all house rules (found in yearbook) regarding acceptable conduct
  • To treat members, coaches/instructors, competitors, regatta officials, parents and all others with respect
  • To follow all safety procedures given by coaches/instructors and other responsible adults, understanding the paramount importance of safety and to notify a coach/instructor or other responsible adult immediately if another sailor is in danger
  • To maintain appropriate behavior towards other sailors and to notify a coach/instructor  about rude or offensive conduct by any other sailor, including excessive swearing, abuse of sailors, whether verbal, physical, or emotional
  • To respect the property of others and not steal, damage, move, destroy or borrow club or another's property without permission, nor tolerate such behavior by other members

My signature shows that I have read and understand the Sailor's Code of Conduct.

NOTE: Sailors will sign on the first day of lessons.

For the Parent:

Each parent of a Jr. Member agrees that he or she shall be governed by this Code of Conduct at all times, not just at OCYC /or MAYRA events/ but any US Sailing function where they may be representing the Ocean City Yacht Club.   Each parent of a Jr. Member also agrees:

  • To follow the guidance of coaches/instructors at a practice or regatta in enabling personal development and independence in your sailor including: never rigging or de-rigging your sailor's boat, never interfering in coaches'/instructors’ briefings, staying out of the rigging area from “report time" until sailor dismissal by coaches/instructors so that the coaches/instructors can focus on their work with the sailors. These rules will only be waived in cases of emergency, impending inclement weather, or other unforeseen circumstances
  • To maintain a positive attitude and to be responsible for your conduct as well as the conduct of your child by these rules and any others given by the coaches/instructors, hosts, or others in charge of a practice or regatta
  • To treat all sailors, members, coaches/instructors, competitors, regatta officials, parents and all others with respect and to show the sailors, by example, what it means to have a Corinthian spirit
  • Never to tolerate rude or offensive conduct by your sailor and to notify the coaches/instructors if you observe offensive conduct by any other Jr. sailor
  • To follow all safety procedures given by coaches/instructors and other responsible adults, understanding the paramount importance of safety
  • To lead by example and follow all club rules as outlined in the OCYC “House Rules”

Parents who choose to disregard the Parent’s Code of Conduct will be asked to meet with the Flag Officers and/or a committee of their choosing, where suspension/expulsion from the club may be determined as well as any discipline as outlined in the “Explanation of Discipline”.

My signature shows that I/we have read and understand the Parent's Code of Conduct. 

NOTE: Parents are required to accept this policy during registration, which serves as acceptance for both parents when / if applicable.

Parent's signature                                                                                 Date

Explanation of Discipline:

Coaches/instructors and parents associated with the practices of OCYC are responsible for ensuring that exemplary behavior is exhibited by all members at all times, for enforcing the appropriate rules, and for applying discipline when appropriate. The following are guidelines that the OCYC and its designees, the Sailing Advisory Committee , the OCYC Coaches/Instructors/Staff, Program Chairperson and Committee, parents and hosts associated with the practices, lessons, onsite activities and regattas reserve the right and have the discretion to impose the discipline determined appropriate for the circumstances.  Parents will be notified in writing of all infractions.

Level I Infractions

Disciplined at coach/instructor/staff discretion and may include limiting practice/lesson or racing time.

Example: Failure to obey instruction of coach/instructor or any adult associated with practices.

Level 2 Infractions

Disciplined by limiting practice/lesson or racing time

Example: Failure to obey coach's/instructor’s or host's directions after multiple warnings.

Level 3 Infractions

Disciplined by suspension from one or more future practices/lessons or racing day.

Examples:

  • Purposely damaging or destroying property of others
  • Repeated incidents of behavior unbecoming a member of the club
  • Behavior or conduct which reflects poorly on the OCYC and or the OCYC Jr. Sailors at practices, lessons,  regattas, or elsewhere, including, but not limited to: unsportsmanlike behavior or “smack/trash talk” during awards, rude treatment of or talking back to judges, coaches/instructors, regattas officials, hosts, team members, or other competitors.

Level 4 Infractions

Disciplined by expulsion
Examples:

  • Stealing or multiple infractions from above

My signature shows that I/we have read and understand the Parent's Code of Conduct. NOTE: Parents are required to accept this policy during registration, which will serves as acceptance for both parents when / if applicable.

Sailor's Signature                                                                                              Date

 

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