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Brown Cup Code of Conduct

It is the policy of LESC and that of Brown Cup Scottish School Sailing Event that all participants, coaches, instructors, officials, parents, and volunteers show respect and understanding for each other, treat everyone equally within the context of the sport and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the club.  The aim is for all participants to enjoy their sport and to improve their performance.

Abusive language, swearing, intimidation, aggressive behaviour, or lack of respect for others and their property will not be tolerated and may lead to disciplinary action.


Listen to and accept what you are asked to do to improve your performance and keep yourself safe.
Respect other participants, coaches, instructors, officials, and volunteers.
Abide by the rules and play fairly.
Never bully others either in person, by phone, by text or online
Take care of all property belonging to other participants, the club, or its members


Please support your child’s involvement and help them enjoy their sport.
Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
Respect and support the coach and instructors.
Accept officials’ judgements and recognise good performance by all participants.
Use established procedures where there is a genuine concern or dispute.
Inform the club or event organisers of relevant medical information.
Ensure that your child wears suitable clothing and has appropriate food and drink.
Take responsibility for your child’s safety and conduct in and around the venue.

Coaches, Instructors, Officials and Volunteers

Consider the welfare and safety of participants before the development of performance.
Encourage participants to value their performance and not just results.
Promote fair play and never condone cheating.
Ensure that all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those participating.
Build relationships based on mutual trust and respect.
Work in an open environment.
Avoid unnecessary physical contact with young people.
Be an excellent role model and display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance.
Do not drink alcohol or smoke when working directly with young people.
Communicate clearly with parents and participants.
Be aware of any relevant medical information.
Follow RYA and club/class guidelines and policies.
Holders of RYA Instructor, Coach qualifications, and Officials must comply with the RYA Code of Ethics and Conduct.
If you are concerned that someone is not following the Code of Conduct, you should inform your Club Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer or the person in charge of the activity. The Child Protection officer for this event is Moira Brown, and she is contactable on 0800 9202094.