This page lists the major policies of the Club.   The Club Regulations, which we maintain in line with University requirements, set out the details.   If you join the Club, consult those detailed Cambridge Sailing, Windsurfing, Kitesurfing Regulations.   Do not rely on the brief notes presented here.

Equal Opportunity

We aim to treat members and visitors on their relative merits, abilities and potential. This is regardless of their age, sex, gender reassignment, relationships, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, socio-economic background, or other distinction. See Section 2 of the Club Regulations for details. The Club does not have sufficient resources to offer its activities to all disabled people, but there is a Grafham Water Sailability charity that runs a sailing programme to cater for those with special needs.

Conduct of Members for Cambridge Sailing, Windsurfing, Kitesurfing Regulations

The aim of good conduct is to promote the well-being of Club members. The Club wants everyone to experience a positive and enjoyable time at any Club event. So we expect Members, and any guests who accompany them, to behave appropriately. Furthermore, they must not cause accidents or bring the Club into disrepute. Finally, the conduct of members includes their internet and social media activities. See Section 3 of the Club Regulations for details, including the provisions for complaints and Club discipline.

Health, Safety, Welfare

Each section of the Club manages the health, safety, and welfare of its activities by its Trip Leaders, along with the Club’s Health, Safety, and Welfare Officer. Risk assessments for dinghy sailing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing are revised annually. In addition, a risk assessment is made for each Club trip. See Sections 4 and 5 of the Club Regulations for details.

Accidents deemed reportable under Sports Service policies must be reported by completing the online University Moodle Sports Injury Report. In addition, you must notify the Commodore and follow Grafham Water SC procedures.

Direct your queries concerning sport health and safety to the Sports Service Head of Operations. If you have a query on welfare, contact Sport Welfare. Should you not wish to raise a matter with the Club’s Welfare Officer, contact Assistant Director of Sport Karen Pearce (01223 762954).

Data Protection and Privacy for Cambridge Sailing, Windsurfing, Kitesurfing Regulations

The Club engages in direct marketing, mainly by email, but we also telephone alumni. We therefore follows the guidelines of the Direct Marketing Association. Furthermore, we comply with all the requirements of Data Protection legislation. For details see Section 6 of the Club Regulations. See also our Student and Alumni Supporter privacy policies on this website.

Membership and Participation Declaration

Students and others join the Club or book an event via the Student pages of this website. In so doing they declare that they accept all the Club’s requirements. See Section 7 of the Club Regulations, or this page, for the full declaration.

Cambridge Sailing, Windsurfing, Kitesurfing Regulations – University Involvement

The Club registers annually with the Sports Service, so it no longer registers with the University Proctors.

Contact Us

If you have any comments regarding our policies, please contact the Commodore. His email address is on the Club Officers page. If you have a general query, please contact the Senior Secretary via the Contact Us page.

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Cam Cup team racing event under way at Grafham Water