Safety at the Argonaut Rowing Club

The Argonaut Rowing Club (ARC) is committed to the safety of its members, the Western Beaches and the on- water community at all times. While rowing is a safe sport when conducted with knowledge and consideration for the risks involved, it is important to recognize that weather and water conditions can introduce significant hazards, especially electrical storms and cold water, and that collisions may result in personal injury.

Click here to access the ARC Safety Policy.

This policy is designed to maximize safety for everyone by explaining rules, policies and procedures. All club members are responsible for ensuring they familiarize themselves with, and abide by, ARC safety rules and procedures. Nothing in this document in any way limits an individual’s responsibility for assessing his or her personal skills and for the outcome of his or her decisions and actions.

Each member of ARC as a member of Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) is also responsible under their policies for knowing and adhering to the Transport Canada regulations, especially those applicable to rowing. The ARC safety policy, RCA policies and Transport Canada regulations affect all boats; club or private, singles or crew and shells or motorised coach boats.

For the purpose of this document, the terms coach boat and safety boat are used interchangeably and the phrase “member of the crew” will include coaches and other occupants of coach boats in addition to rowers and coxswains.

All members must complete the safety test once per season prior to going on the water. Click here to access the safety test.

These safety procedures, rules and guidelines go hand in hand with the Argonaut Rowing Club Rules.