SafeSport & US Sailing
The safety of our sailors is of paramount importance to US Sailing. US Sailing has a ZERO TOLERANCE for abuse and misconduct. This includes not only on-water safety, but also safety ashore in any part of US Sailing’s programs. US Sailing is committed to creating safe and fun environments for all of our athletes, youth and adult.
US Sailing SafeSport is our program policies related to on shore safety. Everyone has a role to play in creating a healthy setting in our sport of sailing. SafeSport helps raise awareness about misconduct in sport, promote open dialogue, and provide training and resources for our individual members, member organizations, athletes, coaches, parents, and volunteers. US Sailing has long had systems in place to protect participants from physical abuse, sexual abuse and other types of misconduct that can be harmful to sailors and other participants. These include policies without limitation with regard to Physical Misconduct, Sexual Misconduct, Bullying and Harassment, Hazing, Electronic and Social Media Communication, and Travel Policies. In addition, we have Codes of Conduct applicable to administrators, coaches, officials, parents, players and spectators. The US Sailing SafeSport Handbook is intended to inform and provide guidance to our sailing constituents about SafeSport policies to protect our sailors from all types of misconduct and abuse.
When we work as a team, we can foster and environment to make our sport safe ― for everyone.
US Center for SafeSport Website
The US Center for SafeSport website provides a wide range of resources which are available to US Sailing member clubs, sailing organizations, instructors, coaches and sailors.
SafeSport Webinar Series for Parents of Athletes, Coaches, and Sport Administrators
Among other issues, Michelle will address the coach’s role in championing athlete well-being by providing facts and best practices related to:
– Forms of misconduct
– Risk factors and statistics
– Behaviors to look for
– Reporting and responsiveness
– Implementing SafeSport programs locally
– Engaging constituents (including athletes and coaches)
Webinars will be held in two parts, each lasting 90 minutes. Please find specific dates and times along with registration links below. Please note all times are listed in Mountain Time. For those who cannot attend live, the Center will record the trainings and will circulate playback links in late October.