Cody Sailing Club Code of Conduct

It is the policy of Cody Sailing Club that all participants, officials, parents and volunteers show respect and understanding for each other, treat everyone equally within the context of the sport and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the club.  The aim is for all participants to enjoy their sport and to improve performance.

Abusive language, swearing, intimidation, aggressive behaviour or lack of respect for others and their property will not be tolerated and may lead to disciplinary action.

Participants – young sailors, windsurfers and powerboaters

• Listen to and accept what you are asked to do to improve your performance and keep you safe

• Respect other people

• Abide by any rules that are set, and play fairly

• Do your best at all times

• Never bully others either in person, by phone, by text or online

• Take care of all property belonging to other participants, the club/class or its members


• Support your child’s involvement and help them enjoy their sport

• Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results

• Never force your child to take part in sport

• Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes

• Encourage and guide your child to accept responsibility for their own conduct and performance

• Respect and support other club members

• Accept officials’ judgements and recognise good performance by all participants

• Use established procedures where there is a genuine concern or dispute

• Inform the club or event organisers of relevant medical information

• Ensure that your child wears suitable clothing and has appropriate food and drink

• Provide contact details and be available when required

• Take responsibility for your child’s safety and conduct in and around the event venue

Officials and Volunteers

• Consider the welfare and safety of participants above the objective of the sailing session

• Encourage participants to value their performance and not just results

• Promote fair play and never condone cheating

• Ensure that all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part

• Build relationships based on mutual trust and respect

• Work in an open environment

• Avoid unnecessary physical contact with young people

• Be an excellent role model and display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance

• Do not drink alcohol or smoke when working directly with young people

• Communicate clearly with parents and participants

• Be aware of any relevant medical information

If you are concerned that someone is not following the Code of Conduct, you should inform Cody Sailing Club Welfare Officer or the person in charge of the activity.

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Chichester Harbour Daysail – Sunday 18th July

The forecast was for glorious sunny and hot weather, but light winds. With the prospect of a nice sea breeze due to the warm weather, six Cody sailors headed down to Chichester harbour for a sail from Itchenor to see where the wind took us. The one thing that was predictable was the tide. A late morning low allowed for a sail (or a possible drift) out to towards the harbour entrance and back with the tide.

David Gradwell and new member James fresh from the Level 1&2 training course at Frensham sailed in the Clubs shiny White Trio. Keith and Louis in a Sport 14 and Anna and Simon in Simons not quite so shiny Brown trio (was originally red once before it got a sun tan!)

Due to the hot weather the road to east head was packed and so was the carpark at Itchenor but we just got the last few car park spaces, phew! It was a relief to finally get on the water after a very hot time setting up. The sea breeze kicked in nicely on cue and it was a lovely sail. We stopped at the Hayling sailing club for lunch which was very pleasant and then sailed out of the harbour not quite making it to the bar with the wind dropping and tide turning, before returning on a broad reach back to Itchenor. It was a nice day out, Chichester harbour is lovely, and it was good to see the Club white trio have an outing and enjoy the sunny weather. Itchenor is a good place to launch but best to get there early on a weekend in summer with good weather.