Only those qualified and/or authorised members whose names are listed here and on the internal Club Notice Board are allowed to use Club launches.
Any member not listed using a launch with out the Captain's specific permission may not be insured and could face unlimited liability in the event of an accident.
A petrol duty rota is displayed on the external Club Notice Board and is drawn up from a list of active coaches so if there is no petrol left, speak directly to the coach whose turn it is for that week, or otherwise fill up the two jerry cans and/or red petrol tanks with unleaded petrol and claim the costs back using a Club expenses claim form, attaching the receipt.
The sequence of launch moorings, from those closest to the Club House are the CCS launches Terry and Lawrie which are moored along side each other, then the Club launches Lock to Lock and Duncan Ross also moored along side each other, then Tom Jost, Top Cat and Carpathian (the safety launch) in line astern.
Help to reduce the risk of further engine thefts by always padlocking the security cable through the engine handle and also leave the engines (apart from Lock to Lock), raised out of the water to reduce corrosion.
5. Operation, damage, faults and repairs reporting
Please try to ensure that the launches are used with appropriate care as their repair and maintenance costs are significant to the Club.
The Club's Safety Management Plan section relating to Coaching and Rescue Launches must be adhered to: here.
The BR Row Safe document giving advice relating to Launch Driving under section 2.4 should be followed: http://www.britishrowing.org/taking-part/staying-safe/rowsafe
The Environment Agency's boating section publication 'Cruising Guide to the River Thames' has important safety information and regulations that have to be conformed with: http://www.visitthames.co.uk/about-the-river/publications
7. When boating ALWAYS:
- Wear a life jacket
- Attach the engine kill cord line to your life jacket or leg
- Carry and check the contents of a Launch Safety Bag, including a throw line
- Carry an Anchor Bag
- Carry a Paddle and Bailer
- Carry a mobile phone programmed with the following numbers on speed dial:
Club: 01628 622664
Bray Lock Keeper: 01628 621650
Boulters Lock Keeper: 01628 624205
29 November 2014