The Scottish Government’s and Sport Scotland’s recent decision to permit the resumption of coastal rowing require all Clubs to have a named Covid Officer, carry out appropriate risk assessments and put procedures in place including hand hygiene, cleansing and sanitising equipment, social distancing and use face coverings as appropriate.
To that end, LACRC has produced and distributed a detailed pamphlet entitled “Covid-19 Risk Assessment and Procedures” which is compliant with SCRA guidelines. Every member is to ensure they have individually read this pamphlet before they attend any rowing session to ensure their personal compliance with Covid Procedures.
Every rower must use their own, clean equipment eg life jacket, clothing, gloves and water bottles etc. If any Club equipment is used eg VHF radio etc it must be thoroughly washed before it is returned.
Before a rowing session the Coxswain will check the crews understanding and compliance with Covid procedures and co-ordinate the launch/recovery of skiffs.
If anyone has any questions regarding these measures please contact LACRC’s Covid Officer, Chris Cowley by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on 01866 833 402.
It is recommended that the Club’s guidelines are read in conjunction with the full guidance issued by the SCRA: https://scottishcoastalrowing.org/2020/08/20/scra-guidance-for-a-safe-return-to-rowing-on-the-sea.
Whilst the guidelines permit a full crew to row a St Ayles skiff there is still a risk of contracting Covid-19 and therefore all Health and Safety measures must be adhered to and it is essential that you read and follow the Club’s Procedures. Please be aware that you are responsible for your own safety.
Please be aware that the rowing sessions must be booked by a Club member who must be present throughout. Any day/time slot not shown is free. Members’ phone numbers and email addresses can be found in the Members’ Area (password protected for members only).
Please note: All of the members with a plus sign (+) next to their name are experienced coxes. At least one of them should always be in every skiff and he/she will be responsible for the safety supervision of the session. It is also a safety requirement to have a Shore Safety Officer (SSO) ashore in communication via VHF. “Dal” and “Ter” denote our launch sites at Dalavich and Tervine respectively.
(J) indicates a Junior member between the ages of 14 and 16 who is accompanied by a parent or guardian.. Club members pay £2 for each rowing session with guest members also paying this sum unless it is one of the three free “taster sessions” each potential member is entitled to
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Types of Outing
- Social Row - Easy going, relaxed and usually with several breaks with tips on technique etc.
- Technical Session - Focus on improving rowing and coxing technique.
- Fitness Session - Aimed at improving fitness and stamina in the skiff - suitable for all levels of ability.
- Warm Up Training - half hour shore session learning how to prepare for physical exercise.
- Regatta Training - working on improving technique, fitness and stamina including the practice of tight turns, racing starts, sprints - physically more demanding.
- Racing Practice - skiffs racing against each other over a mile or so. Crews selected.