Here are some of the basic safety rules that Loveland Rowing adheres to when using club equipment:
- Taking boats out on the water outside of scheduled rows is not permitted unless specifically arranged and cleared with the coaches and board.
- Permission for unscheduled rowing may only be granted to rowers at the L4 level but is not encouraged (Rowers with their own equipment can row at any time, but should always notify someone that they are going out on the water).
- L1/L2 rowers may only go out on the water in the presence of a coach. The coach must either be physically in the rowing shell with them or along side in a motor launch.
- L3 rowers may go out on the water without the presence of a coach but when doing so shall always have one rower with blades flat on the water to set and stabilize the boat.
- The “set” rower position should rotate through the boat during practice so that one seat does not bear the burden of setting the boat and not getting to row.
- During choppy water keep along the western buoy line and row between the launch beach and the north western end of the no wake zone.
- When encountering large wakes generated by motorized water craft point the bow or stern of the boat into the wake.
- Water in the bottom of the boat is not a problem UNLESS it becomes excessive (your water bottles are floating). You can use your water bottles to bail a boat.
- Check to make sure that the cover caps on the bow and stern are always closed before putting the boat in the water
- Make sure you use headlamps and bow/stern lights when you row without the sun up
- All rowers hands on the boat while carrying the boat from or to the water
- Check to make sure that rigger nuts are tight and oarlocks are screwed close before leaving the launch beach
- Only enter or exit the rowing when with blades fully extended and flat on the water
- Check for bicycles when crossing the bike path
- And most import HAVE FUN and ENJOY ROWING