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Cygnet Rowing Club
on the Tideway since 1890
CSSC Sports and Leisure

Life Jackets & Kill cords

All coxswains and launch occupants must wear a life jacket at all times whilst afloat. 

The correct use of life jackets and kill cords are considered vitally important for safety. Contraventions will be taken very seriously at the highest level

Cygnet provides four Crewsaver 165N sport life jackets for use by club members and should be adjusted to give a snug but not tight fit and must be worn on top of all other clothing. Always use the crotch strap. Personal life jackets may be worn but at the users own risk. Buoyancy aids are not acceptable

Life jackets should be hung to dry naturally after use and any damage should be reported immediately

Blue Life Jackets

Never wear in a bow loader.

#CYGA1/2/3 are auto-inflating (with a back-up manual toggle) 


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Red Life Jacket

For use in bow loaders.

#CYGM1is manual-inflation only 


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Kill Cords

A kill cord must be fixed to the launch driver all times when the engine is running. It's purpose is to cut the engine in the event of the driver (accidentally) leaving the boat.


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