OCSG Safety policy

Canoe sailing is an adventure sport with inherent risks. The OCSG does not usually provide a rescue boat or guided trips. The development of risk awareness and self reliance is important. Though many experienced OCSG members sail on their own at times, most activities are undertaken with others.

Most sailing canoe mishaps can be avoided by sailing within your personal limits. Members should take responsibility for learning how to deal with incidents such as:

Strategies for dealing with this kind of mishap are likely to involve:

The OCSG provides addition safety advice on the safety pages of their website

Please report any untoward incidents to a member of the committee.

OCSG Participation Statement

Canoe sailing is an "assumed risk" activity. That means that we assume (in the sense of expect) that there will be risks and we assume (in the sense of accept) those risks in what we do. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks, and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.