Practice

Time
Practice times will be clearly communicated at the beginning of the season and will be updated, as needed, by the coaches. It is expected that rowers are fully warmed up and ready to row by the start of practice. 

The current schedule for the competitive team is M-F 5:30-7am and Saturdays 7am-8:30am. Those who need to start earlier based on work schedules are more than welcome to do so as long as policies and rules are adhered. 

The current schedule for the recreational team is Tu/Th from 7:30-9am and Saturdays 7:30am-9:00am. 

Attendance
Competitive

  • Regular attendance is essential to the success of the team. While personal/work obligations are unavoidable, rowers will be expected to make up workouts as planned by the coaches to maintain their level of physical fitness in case of missed practices. 

Recreational 

  • Rowes will get out of the program what they put into it. As such regular attendance is strongly encouraged, but not required.

Boat washing
All boats must be washed following each practice per the instructions posted at the clubhouse. 

Singles
Beginning in the summer of 2018, you must complete a flip test prior to taking boats out on your own. 

Traffic Pattern
Please familiarize yourself with the traffic pattern around the buoys which moves in a clockwise position. Rowers should be aware of the other boats on the water. 

Incident on the water

Be aware of distress signals— calmly wave arms/shirt in the air.

Stay with the boat—never attempt to swim to shore. If you are out alone and cannot get back into the boat, swim to shore with your boat.

Weather

You must wait to row 30 minutes after last hearing thunder to avoid lighting strikes.

Smaller boats are advised not to row when winds are over 15 mph

RRA’s cold weather rules go into effect when water and air temperature combine to 90 degrees .

  • If the water temperature is below 50 degrees then no one can row without a safety launch with all the safety supplies required.
  • If the water is above 50 degrees the “Four Oars Rule” goes into effect. The “Four Oars Rule” means no singles or pairs on the water without a safety launch. The theory being that with four or more oars on the water (double, quad or four), the likelihood of flipping is greatly reduced.

In hot/humid weather, hydrate generously and frequently.

  • Signs of heat exhaustion include: dizziness, headache, muscle cramps, and nausea 

 

 

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