The Safety Committee of the WRA has enacted a number of policies and procedures to help keep our junior and adult members safe. These policies cover many areas of safety; however, the Safety Committee expects all employees and users of the WRA to use Common Sense in applying existing safety procedures and policies to situations that are not covered.
LIGHTING AND VISIBILITY
All boats rowing out of the WRA must have a properly functioning bow and stern light when operating in the dusk or dark (1 hour before sunrise or 1 hour before sunset). Rowers are strongly encouraged to wear high visibility or reflective clothing (high-viz) to increase their visibility.
Always use common sense and know what you can comfortably handle. Rowing in heavy waves is structurally hard on our boats and requires better than average technique.
During particularly cold weather (air or air+wind = 32 degrees or colder) the “4 Oar Rule” will be in effect. This rule is enacted for member safety. When the 4 Oar Rule is in effect, no WRA club 1x or 2- is allowed to launch from the WRA without a safety launch.