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Winter Rowing Rules

It is vital that crews follow the club safety policy when out on the river, accidents easily occur and are equally easy to avoid.


Please read the Safety Policy and report any incidents which may occur.


Please take time to read the River Courtesy Code and adhere to the Circulation plan when returning to the club stage.

Club Safety Officer
Nic Cerulus

River Safety Summary Poster

River Height Ironbridge Monitoring Station 

Navigating the Dee  Video guide


High Tide times at Chester

Note that a tide in excess of 3.5m will
come over the weir and may cause
problems with debris.




Please be considerate when rowing past Sandy Lane when the Sailing Club are on the water, we share the river.  Please coaches, no megaphones between the Red House and the Groves.

Internal reporting form and safety Information


Dry Robes
Dry Robes are seeing increasing use in rowing including coxes wearing them in boats. The weight of the Dry Robe when wet would render a life jacket ineffective and so Dry Robes should not be worn in boats.

There are different types of lifejackets – manual (yellow toggle) which may be used in bow loading boats and automatic (red toggle) which should never be used in bow loading boats. Please make sure you wear the lifejacket appropriate for the boat that you are in.

Our Safety Officer has recently seen a lifejacket being used as a seat cushion, this should not happen, please only use lifejackets for their intended purpose. 

Lifejackets must be the top layer i.e. should be worn on top of clothing.

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