In accordance with the constitution of PCRC the club adopts the policies and recommendations of its national governing body – British Rowing. The following are therefore additional guidelines specific to PCRC and should be read in conjunction with Row Safe: A Guide to Good Practice in Rowing, which can be viewed here.
Following investigations into a recent incident at the PCRC Spring Regatta – fortunately without any personal injuries being sustained, the Rowing Committee have decided that all members should be reminded about the club’s policy with regard to the safe placing and storage of boats on outside racks/trailers/trestles in order to reduce the likelihood of any further such incidents occurring.
The incident involved a boat which was being stored on a trailer outside the boathouse during the event being blown off by a gust of wind, catching one person a glancing blow and narrowly missing two other people who were standing nearby. The incident could have been so much worse and could easily have resulted in serious personal injury, rather than just damage to the boat.
The incident occurred because boats – not just the one involved in this incident – were not being tied down in accordance with club policy whilst being temporarily stored outside the boathouse between uses during the regatta.
All members are reminded that:
The PCRC Rowing Committee