Rowing and sculling, as well as requiring physically demanding training, are outdoor activities, so it is important to recognise that contending with difficult weather conditions, other water users and using different waterways is all part of the sport. Rowing has an excellent safety record, but it can be easy to become complacent.
Below are links and documents relating to safety aspects of RUBC:
- Boat Club Induction
- Induction for Beginners 2016-17
- RUBC safety plan
- British Rowing safety guide.
- Local river Navigation map – Guidance on the Reading stretch of the River Thames as shared by RUBC and Reading Rowing Club.
- Capsize Poster – what to do in the event of a capsized boat.
- Fire safety poster – information to be aware of at the Boathouse.
- Water-borne Infectious Diseases poster – you should be aware of the dangers, avoidance, symptoms and treatment of water-borne diseases.
- A membership form must to be completed by every RUBC member.
If you have any questions about safety, please speak to the coaching staff at the boathouse.