RICHMOND AMATEUR REGATTA
Saturday 24th June
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These safety instructions provide
important information that should be studied carefully by any persons
taking part in or concerned with the running of the regatta.
Richmond Regatta will be run according
to the British Rowing's Rules of Racing, the Port of London
Authority (PLA) Rowing Code of Practice and the British
Rowing Row Safe.
While Richmond Regatta will make every
reasonable effort to provide a safe environment, competitors and coaches
are reminded that persons competing do so entirely at their own risk and
are solely responsible for:
Their own safety.
Have a duty of care to other
river users and the public at large.
Ensuring that their boats are safe and
go afloat to the standards required by the British Rowing Row Safe,
the PLA Rowing Code of Practice and the British
Rowing Rules of Racing.
observance of the circulation pattern (see below) and Row
Deciding whether or not they are competent to compete in
the prevailing weather conditions.
Junior competitors are required to have a responsible adult
acting in loco
If boating from anywhere other than the designated boating
area at River Lane, care should be taken, as the committee cannot accept
responsibility for the condition or safety of the river
Crews must take care when crossing the course, either,
when going afloat or when returning to the boating area following a
race. Coxes and steersmen of crews must follow instructions from the
land and water based marshals provided the safety of the crew is not
Crews making their way upstream from the finish area must
ensure that they pass to the Middlesex (north) side of Glover's Island,
as the navigation channel to the Surrey (south) side, is narrow and
impinged by overhanging trees at high
Because the river between Richmond and Teddington locks is
semi-tidal, the boating and landing circulation patterns may be changed
during the day to accommodate a safe change from ebb stream to flood
tide conditions. Competitors must familiarise themselves with both
circulation patterns and follow the instructions of the land and water
based marshals who will inform them when the pattern
Crews marshalling below the finish, should not stop to
turn while upstream of and close to Richmond Bridge ~ if necessary,
row through the bridge using the central arch before returning. Crews
doing so should remain vigilant to other river traffic, especially
cruisers and hire boats.
Crews must turn onto the start at the instruction of the
start marshals, if there is a strong stream crews should take particular
care not to marshal close to the start as they may risk getting swept
onto the stakeboats.
Crews marshalling beside Eel Pie Island and beyond must
take care to avoid any crews turning out of the top of Eel Pie Island
into the main channel.
Hammertons Ferry has right of way over rowing boats.
Umpires are requested to ensure that they do NOT start races whilst the
ferry is crossing the river. Non racing crews should proceed with
caution in the navigation
Clubs and competitors are reminded that
Only do practice starts above Eel Pie Island or below the
Not do pieces either in the marshalling lane alongside the
course or alongside Eel Pie Island
Supervise juniors with a high degree of vigilance and
Ensure that all roadways and access routes are kept clear
at all times and that no cars or trailers should be left in River
Report all accidents to a regatta
First Aid will be available at River
Lane and the Regatta Enclosure throughout the day.
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