Rowing in the dark is defined as any outing that takes place wholly or partly before sunrise or after sunset.
British Rowing does not promote the practice of rowing in the dark, which obviously has additional dangers to daytime outings. However, the Cygnet committee acknowledges that training crews need water time and are prepared to sanction rowing in the dark provided that crews strictly adhere
to the following guidelines in order to reduce the risks to an acceptable level.
In the event of any incident, all night rowing will be suspended until the captain and committee have reviewed the situation and are satisfied that it is safe to resume outings in the dark. The captain’s say is final and reserves the right to veto any outings in the dark at any time.
No outings in the dark should proceed above UL boathouse or below The Mile Post.
Outings unsupervised by a launch are subject to the following guidelines, in addition to the general policy:
• Always light boats when afloat in low lighting conditions.
• Cygnet supply suitable lights which fix to the club boats magnetically, please make use of them.
• Lights should be put back on charge after outings.
• A spare, white light should also be carried.
• Red or other colours lights must not be used to light rowing boats.
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