Usage


Only those qualified and/or authorised members whose names are listed here and on the internal Club Notice Board are allowed to use Club launches.
Any member not listed, using a launch without the Captain's specific permission may not be insured and could face unlimited liability in the event of an accident.

If you would like to be included on the list, then please email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Petrol


A petrol rota drawn up from a list of active coaches is on the external Notice Board and if there is no petrol left, speak directly to the coach whose turn it is for that week, or otherwise fill up the three green jerry cans and the red fuel tanks with petrol at Texaco, using the Texaco fuel card. Please fill the three Mercury tanks for the RS Cats directly from the pump at the garage. These should be filled to maximum.

 

Mooring


The sequence of launch moorings are the CCS launches Terry and Lawrie, moored along side each other, behind them are the CCS launches Lock to Lock and Duncan Ross and the Club launch Tom Jost, then the Club RS Cats 1, 2 & 3 in line astern.

 

Security


Help to reduce the risk of further engine thefts by always trying to padlock the security cable or chain through the engine handle.

 

Operation, damage, faults and repairs reporting

 

Please use the Club launches before using any of the four school launches.

Always log out the launch on the efa laptop system and record any problems on the system and if possible also send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please try to ensure that the launches are used with appropriate care as their repair and maintenance costs are significant to the Club.

 

Safety


The Club's Safety Management Plan section relating to Coaching and Rescue Launches must be adhered to: here.

The BR Row Safe document giving advice relating to Launch Driving under section 7.4 should be followed: http://www.britishrowing.org/taking-part/staying-safe/rowsafe

The Environment Agency's boating publication 'Cruising Guide to the River Thames' has important safety information and regulations that have to be conformed to can be found here.

 

When boating ALWAYS:

        • Wear a life jacket
        • Attach the engine kill cord line to your life jacket or leg
        • Carry and check the contents of a Launch Safety Bag, including a throw line
        • Carry an Anchor Bucket
        • Carry a Paddle
        • Carry one of the 6 Pronto P5200 radios (kept on charge in the boiler room) on channel 3.
        • Carry a mobile phone programmed with the following numbers on speed dial:

Club: 01628 622664
Bray Lock Keeper: 01628 621650
Boulters Lock Keeper: 01628 624205

 

19 July 2019