Sailing can be a dangerous activity. If you are not careful you may get hurt. The boats have moving parts that can jam parts of your limbs and body. The boom may hit your head. If you stand on a rope you can roll your ankle and hurt yourself. The boats can and do capsize. You are expected to and must wear your PFD at all times on the sailing boat. If two boats come together you can easily get crushed if part of your body is in between the boats.
The areas around the sailing club and the club can be dangerous. The ramp can be very slippery especially at low tide when the angle is steep. Do not run around. Always watch where you are going. The rocks are sharp. There can be dangerous sea creatures in the training areas, near the club, the shore and onshore, and also on the ladders and piers.
Always obey the instructions of the instructors and coaches. Always respect each other, the coaching staff, members of the sailing club and the equipment. There will be zero tolerance of harassment or bullying. All students must do their fair share of setting up and packing up all of the equipment.
Do not participate in horseplay. No diving or jumping into the harbour from the wharf, deck or the ramp, you may be seriously injured. Always be aware that there are sailing and powerboats, including ferries, water taxis and other large vessels operating in and around the area. No shoes then you cannot go sailing. No smoking, don’t pick and throw sand.
The sun in Sydney is powerful and you can quickly get sunburnt if you do not have adequate sun protection creams and clothing including a cap or hat. If you get too sun or wind burnt your sailing program may be terminated and you will be returned to the shore and sent home.
You must always be mindful of safety and look out for yourself and others.