Some guidance for boating safely with cruisers and other large boats:

    • Risks to rowing craft from larger vessels include: collisions; swampings; sinkings; and 'getting in each other's way'
    • Be aware that you may not be visible to the 'Captain' of cruisers or larger vessels, particularly the double decker 'party' boats that are out during the summer     
    • Give them a wide berth
    • Avoid overtaking when doing a piece (plan your piece between lock batches)
    • Be aware that some larger vessels will use the 'wrong' arch on Maidenhead road bridge
    • If you have encounter problems, take the name of the boat and report to the lock keeper
    • Be polite (e.g. when requesting them to slow down, or cut wash) – most respond positively