It’s starting to get colder and darker in the mornings. As we approach winter it is more and more important that rowers think about safety.
Please ensure that the Watercraft Safety on Lake Burley Griffin Traffic Flow Guide is followed and that all boats (rowing boats/tinnies) are lit in the dark with white light visible from 360o. Remember that overtaking vessels have a legal obligation to keep clear and give way to boats on your starboard (bow) side.
The Rowing Australia On Water Safety Guidelines are useful resources outlining safe use of waterways for rowers.
If there is an incident (collision, near miss and winter capsize – between 1 June and 30 September) a Rowing ACT Incident Report Form should be completed and submitted ASAP to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy being kept in the club.
Keep safe – and shout loudly if a rower is on collision course in your direction, they maybe unaware that you have stopped or are even there!