Redesmere has for some time adopted the RYA Racing Charter.
The following extract from the RYA explains the basics of the Charter. Further information on the Racing Charter is available from the RYA.
The RYA Racing Charter is a set of guidelines designed to make racing more fun, fair and welcoming for all competitors and organisers at all levels. This means:
- Promoting good rule observance
- Encouraging good sportsmanship
- Good communication between competitors and organisers
- Bigger and better racing at the club
Principals and practice
- The sport welcomes all participants; it relies largely on self-compliance and self-policing. Those that deliberately take unfair advantage of this or behave in an inappropriate manner, either on or off the water, can expect to be brought to account.
- Competitors agree to compete and behave in compliance with the rules and in accordance with accepted standards of sailboat racing. When involved in a genuine dispute and those deciding the matter will use the established procedures for achieving resolution.
- Foul or abusive language, intimidation, aggressive behaviour or lack of respect for others and their property will not be tolerated.
- Organisers, officials and other providers of sailboat racing agree to provide the fairest racing possible. This includes encouraging feedback and facilitating the resolution of genuine disputes (including protests) in a timely manner. Coaches and other advisors agree to encourage their charges to compete, officiate or behave only in compliance with the above principals and practices.
The RYA Racing Charter applies equally to those who organise, manage, coach, advise, provide services and compete (including those who support competitors) in sailboat racing.