Code of Conduct for Junior Sailors
Monmouth Boat Club (MBC) strives to be among one of the premier Junior Sailing Programs in New Jersey. In order to achieve this goal, all program participants (junior sailors, instructors, program supervisor, parents and other adults) must understand and work to implement the Junior Fleet Mission Statement. MBC expects all program participants to conduct themselves appropriately at all times and to follow the following
Code of Conduct:
Professional Conduct – I will work proactively to achieve my full potential. I will trust that my instructors have my best long‐term interest at heart, and I will willingly comply with their direction.
Personal Conduct – I will conduct myself professionally and accept responsibility for my actions. I will display high standards in my language, manner, punctuality, preparation and presentation. I will display self-control, courtesy, respect, honesty, dignity and professionalism. I will refrain from criticizing others – this includes my interactions with opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, parents and spectators.
Good Sportsmanship/Corinthian Spirit – I will continually strive to demonstrate good sportsmanship, both on and off the water. I will place winning in the context of good sportsmanship and fair play.
Respect For Others – I will respect the rights, dignity and self worth of every individual. I will act honorably and will not lie, cheat or steal (or borrow without permission). I will encourage my fellow junior sailors to display the same qualities, and I will report those who do not respond appropriately to my encouragement to my coach/instructor.
Safety – Safety underpins everything we do. As such, it must be viewed as a philosophy, and NOT simply items on a checklist. Sailing and racing are inherently risky activities, and all instructors will actively manage risk when working with our youngest sailors and will help our older sailors understand appropriate risk management strategies to ensure that the training and/or competitive environment is safe. As a junior sailing program participant, I will ensure that my equipment is ready to support all planned activities. I will immediately inform my instructor if I feel that I am not ready to participate fully in the planned activity (i.e., understand the task, am physically healthy enough, rested and skilled to ensure its successful outcome). I will look out for my fellow junior sailors.
I have read and understand the MBC Junior Program Mission Statement and I agree to abide by the Code of Conduct for Junior Sailors. I recognize that participation in the MBC Junior Program is a privilege, and not a right. I understand that if I do not abide by and promote the Code of Conduct I may be temporarily or permanently suspended from MBC’s Junior Program.