The purpose of this policy is to clearly define our expectations for all youth sailors, coaches, and parents, and to ensure the health,safety, and rights of all participants in the program. You are ambassadors for your sailing team, your high school, and your community.As such, we expect you to conduct yourself with dignity and respect at all times, to practice fair and ethical behavior on and off the race course, and to represent Whatcom Community Sailing in a way that will make us all proud. By accepting the privilege andresponsibility of participating in this program, all participants agree to comply with the following Code of Conduct:Youth Sailors will:
This code of conduct shall apply to all participants at all times from beginning to conclusion of the event and any related travel.Participants are expected to comply with both the letter and the spirit of these rules, and violation of any rule will result in seriousconsequences. Disciplinary action for failure to comply will be at the discretion of the supervising coach or chaperone, and may include one or more of the following:
In consideration of my child participating in Whatcom Community Sailing, I agree to accept the risks and injury to my child, to hold the officers, directors, employees, coaches, and members harmless from any claims of any nature whatsoever arising out of the activities of the High School Sailing Program.
Should my child be in need of medical treatment, my signature below confirms my permission for this to be done in the event that I cannot be reached promptly.
I recognize sailing can be a hazardous sport which can result in serious injury or death. I accept the risks inherent in sailing and its environment, and I accept full responsibility for all medical expenses and claims incurred as a result of my participation in any activity of Whatcom Community Sailing (WCS) the Bellingham School District (BSD), and the Bellingham Yacht Club (BYC). I also agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify WCS, BSD, & BYC, its officers, shareholders, directors, agents, employees, coaches, and insurers for any claims for personal injury or property damage resulting from any cause including negligence, which arise out of participation in WCS, BSD, & BYC activities. This release is binding on me and all other persons, including family members, heirs and executors. This release does not apply to gross negligence or intentional acts of WCS, BSD, & BYC. All rights and responsibilities of the parties will be governed by Washington law, and any claims between the parties may be filed only in Whatcom County District Court. My signature below means that I have read, understood, and agree to the above terms and conditions.