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CRYC Sailing Program

Policies and Procedures

Personal Equipment

We recommend the following personal equipment for all participants:

  • A complete change of clothes (shorts, t-shirts, etc.)
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Sailing gloves (optional)
  • Suntan lotion and sunglasses w/strap (polarized recommended)
  • Type III US Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (*required)
  • Cap or visor
  • Gear bag
  • Closed toed shoes (recommended) or strap-on Tevas. Absolutely no bare feet or flip-flops.
  • Reusable water bottle and snack

Note: Please label your child's equipment. Put child’s name in black permanent marker on the outside of any valuable (ex. PFD)

General Rules, Regulations, and Safety


  1. Role is taken at the beginning of each class session.
  2. No child should be later than 15 minutes for any class session.
  3. Notify the Sailing Director or Instructor in advance if a student must miss class. All attempts will be made to make up the class.
  4. If a student misses a class, a written excuse from a parent or guardian must be presented to the Head Instructor before the student is permitted to makeup the class.
  5. All participants must wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD) while on the docks and in boats. (Type III recommended).
  6. All conduct will be governed by the normal rules and regulations of any educational facility.
  7. Participants shall follow the directions of the Director, Instructors, Management, and CRYC Adult Members.


The following behavior will not be tolerated:

  • Disruptive behavior
  • Profanity
  • Disrespectful gestures or actions
  • Improper dress
  • Deliberate abuse of equipment
  • Use of alcohol or any controlled substance

Disciplinary Procedures

  1. If there are any problems, the Student will notify the parent of his/her behavior with a written letter to be signed by the parent or have a discussion with the Sailing Director. This will constitute the student's first and only warning that his/her behavior will not be tolerated. The parent is welcome to discuss the behavior problem with the Sailing Director at any time.
  2. All disciplinary actions will be documented.
  3. A second offense will result in a disciplinary hearing with parental involvement and possible expulsion from the Program.


Procedures are in place to deal with any injury. Staff is trained to react to different situations and who to contact.

  1. A Medical Form for every student and staff member is kept on file with appropriate emergency phone numbers, and includes allergy information.
  2. Staff is certified to administer to minor cuts and bruises. If the injury is more serious, staff will call 911 immediately. All injuries treated or attended to, but that do not require immediately contacting emergency personnel and/or parents will be reported to the sailor’s parent(s) at the end of the day and will be recorded in the incident Log book in the Sailing Office.
  3. Any injury to a sailor or instructor and any damage to the Coral Ridge Yacht Club powerboats and/or sailboats and other property or equipment will be reported in writing on the appropriate Accident Report Form. This form is completed by the instructor involved in the incident. Copies are filed in the Sailing Director’s office on the day of the occurrence. Depending upon the severity of the accident or incident, the Sailing Director will immediately be contacted at the time of the occurrence. The Accident Report will record the facts as they occurred and the actions taken by the staff while dealing with the accident.


  1. All students in programs, regardless of age or number of years in a program, are required to take a swim check on the first day of class so that sailors become accustomed to being in the water with their life jackets, and instructors can get an idea of the individual sailor’s swimming ability.


  1. Personal flotation devices (PFDs or life jackets) MUST be worn and zipped AT ALL TIMES when the student is on a boat or in the water. Instructors will enforce additional PFD use for beginning sailors – and will require the use of PFDs when participating in any activity that takes a person into a boat, on a dock, ramp, sea wall or launch area. PFDs must be U.S. Coast Guard approved and must be properly fitted to an individual’s size and weight.
  2. The life jacket needs to be properly identified with the owner’s name and should be inspected regularly to ensure that it is in good functioning condition (no missing straps, torn zippers, exposed or waterlogged flotation). A whistle on a lanyard (string) is recommended to be attached to the lifejacket. If a lifejacket is unsafe it must be discarded and replaced immediately. CRYC does not maintain any “loaner” or extra lifejackets for sailors.


  1. Closed-toe shoes are to be worn by sailors at all times while at CRYC. Shoes may be either; boat shoes, dinghy boots, sneakers, or strap on sandals that can get wet. Open-toe shoes or sandals are not recommended.


  1. Students should have sun block (at least SPF 50), and sunglasses with a lanyard. Students are responsible for providing and applying their own sun block. Instructors will remind sailors to reapply throughout the day, but it is each sailor’s responsibility to ensure they are properly protected from the sun. Hats and/or bandanas can offer further protection from the sun.
  2. It is also necessary to drink adequate water to prevent dehydration. Sailors should bring a refillable water bottle to use during their class. Coaches/instructors will monitor sailors for signs of dehydration, sunburn, and heat exhaustion.


  1. When possible, parents or sailors should notify CRYC about missing class and/or late arrivals, early dismissals. Each coach and instructor is responsible for keeping daily attendance.
  2. During summer programs, parents or guardians must sign their child in at the beginning of camp and sign their child out at the end of the day.
  3. CRYC will follow up with parents whenever a sailor does not attend class and no notification has been made. It is the responsibility of CRYC to follow up if a child/student does not show for summer class.


  1. The staff monitors the weather throughout the day and is aware of visual storm signs. On rainy days, if the wind is not too strong, sailing classes will still be held. In the case of foul weather due to fog, wind, or heavy rain and thunderstorms, the final decision on whether or not the students sail will be made by the Sailing Director and/or Head Instructor.
  2. Classes on land will be held if it is decided that it is unsafe to go out on the water.

Thank you for your consideration in being involved with the CRYC Watersports Sailing program