KSSA Code of Conduct for Sailors

Please also see separate Code of Conduct for Parents, Volunteers and Coaches

Sailing with KSSA should offer a positive experience for young people where they can gain knowledge and sail in a safe and positive environment.  The following are expectations young people have of other young people involved in sailing.

KSSA sailors are expected to:

  • Work as a team, (including assisting with trolleys etc)
  • Be friendly and welcoming to new members
  • Be supportive and committed to other team members, offer support when required
  • Not get involved in inappropriate peer pressure and push others into something they do not want to do
  • Keep within the defined boundary of the coaching area and briefing rooms
  • Behave and listen to all instructions from the coach
  • Be respectful to club premises and equipment
  • When racing follow the rules
  • Sail with due care and attention to the safety of others and their boats on the water
  • Refrain from the use of bad language or racial/sectarian references. This includes bullying using technologies, such as the internet, texting or social media
  • Refrain from bullying or persistent use of rough and dangerous play
  • Keep themselves safe
  • Report inappropriate behaviour or risky situations for youth members
  • Play fairly and be trustworthy
  • Not cheat or be violent/aggressive
  • Not use violence
  • Make a KSSA event a FUN place to be

KSSA sailors have the right to:

  • Be safe and happy when attending a KSSA event
  • Be listened to
  • Be respected and treated fairly
  • Privacy
  • Enjoy their sport in a protective environment
  • Be protected from abuse by other member or outside sources
  • Participate on an equal basis, appropriate to their ability
  • Experience competition and the desire to win
  • Ask for help

Any misdemeanours and general misbehaviour will be addressed by the coach and reported verbally to the designated person.  Persistent misbehaviour will result in the removal of membership.  Parents will be informed at all stages.

If you are concerned about your safety speak to the KSSA’s Welfare Officer, Brian Mumford, Commodore, Sarah White. 

Revised: June 2019