Code of Conduct Policy
The Code of Conduct has been developed to assist Burlington Catamaran Club Inc. (“BCCI” or “Club”) members to understand the standards of conduct and behavior that are expected of them. For the purposes of this bylaw, Members include all Members, Guests, Volunteers and Employees. Employees include any person hired, working for and paid by the Club and any contractor hired by the Club or by any member.
Members have a duty to promote and support the key principles of the Club and to maintain and strengthen the integrity of BCCI. This means acting ethically and in a respectful manner both on and off the water, acting in a way which considers all other boaters, observing the rights of other people, and treating people with courtesy.
Members have a duty to avoid behavior that could constitute an act of disorder, misbehavior, law breaking, discrimination, harassment or any behavior which could bring the club or themselves into disrepute. Above all, members must always act in a courteous and respectful manner to each other.
On Water Participation
Members participating in on-water events whether they are a club event, representing the club or privately are expected to do so in a way that the actions of the skipper or any one of the crew display respects for all others participating in the event. Members participating in racing will accept handicapping, protest, and racing outcomes in accordance with the racing rules of sailing. Members must display sportsmanship, respect, and act in such a manner as to hold the club and themselves above reproach.
Club Property and Equipment
Members have the responsibility to ensure all Club equipment and property is used properly, safely, and with respect by themselves or anyone else.
Members Guests and Children
Members will be always responsible for their guests and children and ensure that their guest/s and or children’s conduct is in keeping with the Club's Code of Conduct and the Club’s rules and regulations.
Any breach of the Club’s Code of Conduct will be reviewed by the Directors and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. Members agree to the consequences of any breach of the Code of Conduct. These disciplinary actions may include suspension or termination from the Club.