Rowing Club Rules

General:

  • Dues must be current (paid at Boating Office)
  • The Master liability waiver must be signed at Boating Office
  • Rules acknowledgement sheet must be signed (in rowing binder)
  • Instructor approval must be obtained
  • Failure to respect any of the rules/procedures could result in revocation of membership.
  • Guests are NOT allowed.

Equipment:

  • Dock boxes should be left locked at all times.
  • Any damage should be reported immediately on the log sheet before leaving the dock, or by email as soon as possible.
  • The specific boat, rower(s), time of departure and time of arrival should be recorded on the sign-out sheet in the rowing binder.
  • Check equipment list to make sure you have the right equipment for the boat you are using.

Limits:

  • WHEN IN DOUBT, DON’T GO OUT!
  • Boats do not leave the Harbor when:
    • waves are breaking more then 1/2 way at harbor mouth.
    • visibility is less than 1 mile.
    • there is a Northerly (offshore) wind.
    • there are strong winds (white caps).
  • All rowers are required to carry personal flotation devices (PFDs).
  • All rowers are required to know their level (1, 2, or 3) and abide by level-specific boundaries.
  • Always be prepared for changing conditions.
  • Please respect the 2-hour time limit.

In the event of a capsize, right your boat, hold both oar handles together to keep boat stable, and climb back in one at a time. If you are unable to get back in your boat or row back in, stay with your boat until help arrives. Put your life vest on and get out of the water as much as possible.  Signal for help by waving arms to nearby boaters or people on shore.

 

Classification Levels

Please review the table below to find out what level you are.

Level

Experience Required

Tests

Boundary Limits

1

Completion of Basic Rowing or 20 hours of scull rowing

Passed practical rowing test.

Inside the Harbor only.

2

Completion of Intermediate Rowing or 40 hours of scull rowing, with at least 20 of those hours on the bay.

Passed written, and practical rowing tests.  Successful capsize drill at dock.

1/2 mile from shore, between Black’s Point and the Santa Cruz Wharf, stay at least 200 feet from shore and wharf

3

Completion of Advanced Rowing or 60 hrs of scull rowing, with at least 30 of those hours on the bay.

Passed written, and practical rowing tests. Successful capsize drill in bay.

½ mile from shore, between Pleasure Point and Seal Rock, stay at least 200 feet from shore and wharf

Note:  Instructor approval is required for all levels.

 

Equipment

Boat

Equipment

Pre-Launch

Post-Launch

Alden 18s

Doubles or singles (x4)

Restricted to Level 2 Boundary Limits when there is no safety boat.

  • Use any unmarked oars
  • 2 lifejackets
  • Hand bailer if leaving harbor
  • 1 or 2 Oar Masters
  • Close Bailer Close plugs
  • All Aldens go straight into water; do not place on dock
  • Do not leave boat unattended
  • Attach Oar Masters & rig boat

 

  • De-rig, leave Oar Master clasps attached to boat.
  • Rinse boat, oar masters & oars
  • Shammy boat
  • Open Bailer
  • Open plugs
  • Put cover back on & tie down to rack

Maas Aero

 

 

  • Use any unmarked oars
  • Lifejacket
  • Bungee
  • Black Plug
  • Same as above.
  • Same as above.

Vancouver 21

 

  • Use any unmarked oars
  • Lifejacket
  • Black plug
  • Same as above.
  • Same as above.

J-shell

 

  • Use any unmarked oars
  • PFD
  • Same as above.
  • Same as above.