Rules and Wavier


1.       Life jackets must be worn and secured at all times on docks, piers, boats, or in the water (by students, instructors, and coaches)

2.       Closed toed footwear to be worn at all times

3.       No running

4.       No swimming (except with the specific permission of the instructors or assistants)

5.       No jumping off boats (except with the permission of the instructors or assistants)

6.       Respect one another: no hitting, pushing, or roughhousing

7.       Use respectful language: no swearing, foul, or rude language

8.       No littering on land or water

9.      Stay with the class unless you have explicit permission from an instructor to leave

10.      All students must make an effort to sail out and return to docks together or with a buddy

11.      Prior to drills, all boats must stay within hailing distance of the safety/coach boat

12.      All coach boats and junior sailboats must return to the dock prior to sunset

13.      No damaging or destruction of club or private property

14.      No smoking, drugs or alcohol (grounds for immediate expulsion, no fee refunded)

15.      No playing on or near ramps and hoists

16.      No playing with boom, hoist or crane

17.      Club owned boats must be properly returned and put away after use

18.      Sailors must make every effort to avoid collisions

Discipline Policy:

1.       First Strike: Student warned and incident noted in student’s file.

2.       Second Strike: Student warned and parent/guardian notified and asked to meet with Program Director. The incident and meeting notes noted in student’s file.

3.       Third Strike: Student required to sit out for the rest of the day. Parent/guardian notified and required to meet with the Program Director. Commodore also informed. Student is subject to expulsion. No fee will be refunded.


We, the undersigned being a student applicant for admission to The Lake Manawa Sailing Association’s Junior Sailing School (“Sailing School”) and parent/guardian of student applicant, do hereby acknowledge that participation in the Sailing School Program poses certain inherent risks which cannot be avoided and acknowledge that we are accepting those risks.

In consideration of the acceptance of student’s application, we release and forever discharge the Lake Manawa Sailing Association, its Officers, its Board of Directors, its Sailing School instructors, assistants and staff, its servants, agents, employees and volunteers from any claim for property damage, injury or death arising out of or during the course of any participation in the Sailing School Program.

We parent/guardian represent that we have and will maintain sufficient coverage under our homeowner’s or tenant’s liability insurance policy for any acts of student in pursuance of Sailing School activities, including any negligent acts.

We further certify that, to the best of our knowledge, student is in good physical condition and suffers from no physical, emotional or mental impairment, which could adversely affect student’s ability to safely participate in the Sailing School programs and activities.

In the event of an emergency, I (Parent/Guardian) authorize the Lake Manawa Sailing School Junior Sailing Program instructors, assistants, coaches and volunteers to authorize any medical care and treatment advised by a physician or surgeon if after reasonable efforts, none of the student’s Emergency Contacts identified in the Medical Information section could be reached.

We have read and understand the RULES AND DISCIPLINE POLICY and agree to abide by that policy.

I hereby grant permission to Lake Manawa Sailing Association to use photographs and/or video taken of student during sailing instruction in publications, news releases, online, and in other communications.

WAIVER (Adult)