Updated: 22 February 2017
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Capsize is more likely with a single sculling boat and usually results from getting an oar caught in the water at the finish of the stroke. The oar handle may continue round towards the bow and with the oar parallel to the boat the sculler can easily roll out of the boat. If this happens try to fall out cleanly and do not pull the boat over on top of you.
The recommended recovery technique is as follows:
A single sculling boat that is upside down can be righted by pressing down on a rigger with your foot. The rigger and its oar will be forced down and under the boat.
With the boat on its side and the other rigger pointing upwards, pull the boat over. As the boat comes the right way up avoid being hit by a rigger, or an oar. With the boat the right way up, position yourself alongside the boat next to the seat, gather the oar handles together and hold them in the hand nearest the rigger, with oar blades flat on the water. Grasp the other side of the boat with your other hand, kick hard in the water and pull yourself on to the boat. Do not let go of the oar handles, or the boat will become uncontrollable. From this position you should be able to turn over so that you can put your feet in the clogs and then sit up and get back on the seat.
Capsize recovery will form part of a sculling proficiency test to be introduced later
Single Scullers must:
All equipment damage & failure and any emergency situation, accident or incident which may have incurred during an outing, MUST be indicated in the logbook at the clubhouse, and members of the Rowing Committee must be informed immediately after such event.
Rowing members are fully responsible for any equipment failure, accident or incident which may have incurred due to negligence and non-observance of the club’s and section’s safety rules. The club’s and section’s insurance may not cover equipment loss and accidents/incidents in case of negligence.
In case of violation of club rules, the club’s General Committee may consider the member’s membership termination according to the club’s Articles of Association (Article 7 / Suspension & Expulsion of Members).
Be aware at all times of the prevailing weather conditions. Local conditions in DB may vary from the general forecast – make sure you check the situation carefully. Use common sense and do not put yourself, or others at risk.
HAPPY ROWING – IN SAFETY !!!