RULES OF THE RIVER AND CLUB
KNOW THESE WATERWAY TRAFFIC PATTERNS: All boats must keep well to the east bank going up the river, and all boats must keep to the west bank coming down the river and at all times.
1. Row ONLY in the waters marked as safe on the rowing map - rowing in the commercial areas of the port is prohibited!
2. All boats should pass port to port (port is on your right when sitting in the boat).
3. All boats leaving the dock have the right away but shall proceed out into the river with sufficient distance to allow space for those returning and shall row parallel to the west bank
4. Boats returning must give way to departing boats and shall proceed at an extremely low rate in a single file to ensure the safety of those boats leaving the docks.
1. All boats must be equipped with a bow ball.
2. All equipment, including oars, should be washed in fresh water and soap after use. All vents must be opened after use.
3. You are responsible for repairing any damage done to equipment. Report all damage on the Equipment Report Form. If the equipment is usable then place a Do Not Row tag on it. These tags are kept in the drawer on the kiosk.
4. Boats are assigned racks by the club and subject to change based on club needs at any time. Boats cannot be moved to a new rack without the express approval of a current club officer. Boats cannot be locked to a rack.
1. NO ROWER UNDER THE AGE OF 18 SHALL BE PERMITTED TO ROW UNESCORTED.
2. All rowers must know how to swim.
3. All boats and other equipment leaving and returning to the boathouse must be logged in the log book. Rack number is required.
4. All boats must display proper lights in darkness or periods of reduced visibility. Lights must be in blink mode with a white light to the bow and red to the stern. It is strongly advised against rowing in darkness unescorted or in a boat that is improperly lighted. High school scullers/rowers may row only during daylight hours.
6. A complete and legible entry MUST be made in the Rowing Log ANY TIME ANY boat is removed from the boathouse whether to row or to be taken to some other location. Include the rack number for the boat and the name of every person in the boat. If the boat is being taken to another location, such as a race, indicate this and the expected return time in the comments. Any equipment removed for more than a few hours must be reported on a Off Site Boat Use form.
7. Every person, regardless of age, must have a signed waivers for both the TRC and site before they use any equipment in anyway. The waivers are online.
8. A member can bring one guest at a time to row with them. Guests can row up to 3 times before becoming a member.
Revised April 5, 2020