I hope you are all looking forward to getting back onto the water from next Monday.

Please read the Wave 9 protocols carefully as we have made some significant changes to enable us to create more opportunities to row whilst adhering to British Rowing covid-mitigation measures.

Our guiding principles are:

  • On the water - to return to rowing as close to pre-covid conditions as possible
  • On land – covid-risk mitigation measures

Key points:

  • Return to squad boating session times (detailed in Wave 9 appendices), with squad captains managing their sessions using FitClub
  • Mixed household crews are permissible, but we advise staying with the same crew and boat as far as possible
  • Sign up for sessions using FitClub - to manage numbers, boat allocations, track & trace records. If you are not signed up and confirmed  for an outing please do not turn up
  • FitClub contains one ‘group’ named Wave 9: search for your squad session and sign-up before 1900 the day before you wish to row, and await confirmation of your booking.
  • All members need to be affiliated to a squad (including single scullers) to manage the system
  • New measures to manage the boating bottlenecks (boathouse and pontoons) – masks mandatory on premised unless in the boat, social distancing, maximum groups of 12 on pontoons
  • Boat and de-boat promptly, following protocols
  • Boating marshals on duty during busy times to help manage numbers. Please volunteer for this role via your squad captain
  • We will monitor and review our approach, making changes as necessary
  • Please read the document as there are further safety and covid-mitigation measures

Additional water safety points:

  • Currently there are works taking place on the Brunel Bridge: single file through the bridge; and for the duration of the works only the upstream turning point is at the regatta steps
  • There might be additional hazards on the water
  • Keep a good lookout and adhere to navigation patterns
  • Be watchful for, and respectful to, other water users and wildlife
  • Our CRSAs will circulate some additional reminders

Thanks to the SRTR team, Club Committee and Rowing Committee for their inputs and engagement with this process

Row safe and enjoy!