Safety Equipment Checklist as of September 2018

 

ALL BOAT AND PERSONAL SAFETY KIT WILL BE ASSESSED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE SCRUTINEERS AND THEIR DECISION IS FINAL

 

  • ROPE - A firmly fitted and adequate towing ring and rope, minimum diameter 6mm with a minimum length of 40’ to be fixed in place for the duration of the race.

 

  • KNIFE - Minimum blade length 80 mm.

 

  • WHISTLE - Or other form of audible signal.

 

  • COMPASS - An adequate compass (marine quality) and fitted to the boat on suitable brackets in a prominent position. Electronic navigational aids (e.g. GPS) are not considered substitutes. 

 

  • FLARES (x3) - Minimum 3 flares to include (from 1.1.97) one parachute flare burning time 40 seconds visible for 10 miles, one hand held flare burning time 60 seconds visible for 5 miles and one hand held smoke flare visible for 3 miles.

 

  • LIFEJACKET - One lifejacket per crewmember. The Cox must wear a lifejacket at all times

      NB: Lifejackets/ buoyancy aids must be approved articles and subject to Board of Trade or British             Standard requirements and must not  be contained in a pouch. Furthermor each life jacket must be in

good condition and of a size suitable for the intended wearer, and must be positioned within seated reach of each rower, and secured to the boat.

 

  • ROWING SHOES - Rowing shoes must be fitted with heel restraints (see below), must have a quick release pull and must not be of the lace up variety.

  • HEEL RESTRAINTS - Heel restraints must be made of Dynema cord with a minimum thickness of 3mm. The shoe heel must not rise more than 2 inches (50mm, 5cm) from the footplate. Restraints must be securely fastened to the footplate and each heel must be independently secured (i.e. not a single loop securing both heels).

   

APPLICABLE TO SINGLES:

 

  • SPARE OAR - Whilst the third oar need not be identical to the primary oars, it must be suitable to row or paddle the boat, and be approved by the scrutineer. 

 

APPLICABLE TO FIXED SEAT:

 

  • Two pins on each gunwale or two holes into which a spare rowlocks can be fixed.

 

Safety equipment to be attached to the boat in a sealed container and it is recommended that the container be raised above the level of the footboard, and must be secured with a lanyard to the hull.

 

During a race, if a crew finds itself in difficulty, then an oar with the blade uppermost should be raised to attract the attention of a guard boat.

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