Seasonal notes from the RWSA
26th September 2014
The Pairs Head is only a few weeks away and with the Fours Head on the horizon, clubs are keen to get mid-week outings in. It is quite apparent that some of the lights being used have not been checked since the spring and that a set of new batteries would not go amiss. Can you please make sure your club has made sure that the lights being used are fit for purpose. The PLA may well be doing some evening patrols checking that crews do have suitable lights on their boats.
Last weekend there were not many incident reports submitted, but the previous weekend with the tide turning mid-morning the number of reports submitted showed that some crews did not understand the correct navigation procedures. It is up to clubs and especially coaches if out to make sure their crews navigate correctly at all times. Clubs may well have new members including new coaches who do not know the tideway that well, please make sure they are fully versed in the rules regarding navigation.
The PLA have been out spotting coaches not wearing kill cords - put them on.