Code of Conduct
Members Code of Conduct
Wai Nui Outrigger Canoe Club perpetuates and promotes the tradition and sport of Hawaiian outrigger canoe racing and the aloha spirit. We foster paddler development and strive to support all our members in meeting their goals, both competitive and recreational.
Outrigger Paddling builds healthy communities and strengthens volunteerism: it promotes a healthy life-long active lifestyle; enhances physical and mental health; promotes care of and appreciation for an environment blessed by nature; it celebrates Canadian canoe and paddle heritage and excellence.
It is expected that all members will:
- respect the rights, dignity and worth of others
- be co-operative with and respect the coaching staff
- respect the decisions of the Board of Directors
- demonstrate good sportsmanship at all practices and races
- respect and abide by decisions regarding regatta entries and crews for team boats made by the coaching staff
- know their limits and paddle within them
- be respectful of our neighbors on the waterfront
- be respectful of the environment
- follow club rules
- adhere to policies and rules set out by CORA and ECORA
- pay membership fees in a timely manner
- participate in and support club activities and events
- show proper care for boats and equipment
In addition, it is expected that coaches will:
- treat each paddler with respect and dignity
- make crew decisions based on fair and equitable standards
- foster an environment of open communication
- utilize a positive coaching style that fosters teamwork and promotes the values of the club
- lead by example
Safety of our members is paramount both on the water and off. Violence, in any form, will not be tolerated. On-water safety protocols must be followed.
All members are encouraged to voice any concerns to the Director of Membership or any other member of the Board of Directors.
Serious violations of the Code of Conduct may result in sanctions up to and including termination of membership.