The inherent risk with coastal rowing is the natural environment it is undertaken in.
This is controlled and reduced by the design and condition of the craft used.
Club boats are maintained by an appointed person and private craft undergo an
annual survey (safety equipment and insurance) at the start of each season.
The club does not supply this safety equipment. It can be purchased from many
outlets and online retailers.
Compulsory safety equipment required is
• Life jackets per crew member and cox
• Pack of Inshore Flares containing a minimum of 3 flares per boat, to include
both orange hand smoke flares and handheld red flares for night/low light
• Water pump / bailing for non-washdeck craft
• VHF Handheld Radio
It is advisable to bring with you adequate clothing such as waterproofs and warm
clothing to wear both before and after. REMEMBER TO TAKE AN ENTRY FOB
Examples of equipment
Inflatable, manual, “bum bag” life jackets for rowers:
Inflatable, manual life jacket for coxes: