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Behaviour & Attitude

Please remember that your child's success, or lack of it, on the water is no reflection on your parenting abilities. However, your child's ability to interact positively with others, have confidence to try new things with the resilience to receive constructive feedback is a direct reflection on your parenting.

The club, its officers and committee, volunteers and paid coaches will not tolerate consistent poor behavior by an member, regardless of age. The club prides itself on having an inclusive, happy and friendly atmosphere and consistent poor behaviour as well as any instances of bullying, intolerant or anti-social behaviour will be dealt with promptly via the club's constitution and by-laws and the Welfare & Safeguarding policy.

Our young sailors are encouraged to behave in a sensible, responsible and considerate manner at all times. Whilst we understand and encourage the need for self expression, testing of limits and boundaries and experiencing new social environments, sailing is a multi-generational sport and behaviour, conduct and attitude must reflect this. The club will support our young sailors to help them grow into balanced, caring young people with a strong sense of fair play and self belief who show consideration for others and have the social skills to behave appropriately in all situations they encounter. When our young sailors are attending events away from Ripon SC, entered under the club burgee; they are representing themselves, their parents and the club and the club will not tolerate reports of poor, rude or un-sportsmanlike conduct by any member, regardless of age, which brings the club into dis-repute.

The club also expects parents and carers to behave in a similar manner and we have a code of conduct which we expect everyone involved with Youth, Junior and Pre-Sailor sailing as part of RSC to adhere to, which is linked below. The RYA & Ripon SC support the NSPCC's Parents in Sport Parents Promise. Make your parent promise here.


Last updated 18:03 on 6 September 2023

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