These are guidelines to assist members with conduct matters that may be encountered during the course or at competitions.

The club policy is to develop acceptable behaviour to which all sailors conform.

Acceptable Behaviour is not designed to limit your enjoyment of sailing, but it is important that everyone has an equal chance to participate in a safe and well-organized course.

Remember that your actions both on and off the water reflect you and your sailing club.

“You haven’t won the race, if in winning, you have lost the respect of your competitors.”

Paul Elvstrom, 4-time Olympic Gold Medallist




All Sailors are expected to always treat their instructors and other sailors and club officials with respect. All sailors are expected to treat club property with respect.


Bullying of others on the course will not be accepted. All course participants are expected to try to get on with each other. Nobody should be excluded by others. Try to encourage others to be part of the group and involve them in conversations etc.


If others are misbehaving, do not join in.


All sailors are expected to arrive on time. For Levels 1 to 4 the course will start at 9.30 am and finish at 4.30 pm. Lunch is from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm. For Taste of Sailing (Cara) Morning sessions will start at 9:30am and finish at 12:30pm. Afternoon will start 1:30pm at and finish at 4:30pm. Sailors are not allowed home or to the park at lunchtime except with a permission note from their parents.


Parents/guardians are responsible for their child/children in the dressing room, club house and all outside areas before the course commences and once the course has ended for the day.


Phones are not allowed out on the water with sailors. Phones are to be left in the clubhouse during course times. We would rather smartphones were not used at lunchtime – but use is permitted with parents’ approval.


Sailors are to avoid collision at all costs (see MBSC Boat Policy).



Serious breaches include violence, theft, actions that result in accident or injury, damage to property, serious disrespect of Instructors and Club Officials will necessitate the completion of a critical incident form which will be submitted to the Junior Organiser and Senior Instructor and may result in exclusion from the sailing course.