Rowing shells, rigging and oars are easily damaged. If you believe there may be some damage to any equipment, inform our Equipment/Boathouse Manager, Dave Cusano
by either completing this form HERE or contacting him at 315-546-6575 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safe equipment handling improves the safety and enjoyment of rowing and will maintain the quality of the rowing equipment for the Club.
Summer Equipment Care Reminder:
****Oar Carrying and Care****
-Carry blades forward in view, to avoid contact with obstacles. Not over the shoulders.
-No more than two oars per person.
-Do not drag the oars on the ground and do not drop the handles into the water.
-Do not throw or drop the oars on the ground. Place them on the ground gently.
****Walking the boat to the water****
-The rower behind the rigger watches to make sure the rigger is clear.
-DO NOT CARRY THE BOAT BY THE RIGGER. Only carry the boat by the gunwhale.
****Placing/removing the shell from the water****
-Very Important: Make sure a coxswain or coach is by the fin/skeg before placing the boat in the water or taking it out so the skeg does not hit the dock.
-Once the shell is on the water, at least one (more in windy conditions) rower must stay with the shell while the rest of the crew gets oars.
****Before placing the shell into the rack****
-The boat MUST be rinsed and/or wiped down.
****COXSWAINS: Cox Boxes and Head Gear****
-This equipment is extremely expensive (over $700 between the cox box and head gear) and must be handled with extreme care.
-Do not throw equipment or leave this equipment on the ground.
-Cox boxes and head gear must be placed in the charging rack and plugged in after practice on the far right hand side of the boathouse.