Club Mailing: November 2011

We’re delighted to say that from now on most of the information we send to our clubs from HQ will be coming to you electronically via ‘Club Stream’ – the latest addition to our e-newsletters for British Rowing members and volunteers.

This month’s club mailing includes reminders about –

Boat Identification

Don’t let your club’s crews risk disqualification at a Regatta or Head because their boats are not properly identified.  Remember, it is a rule of British Rowing that all boats being used for racing, training and recreation must be identifiable by their three letter club code together with the three digit fleet number. More information about the codes from Section L, Rules of British Rowing. 

Port and Starboard

Dan Smith, Chairman of the National Umpires Commission explains why British Rowing made the decision to promote the use of ‘port and ‘starboard’ in the next issue of Rowing & Regatta – and why this can help to promote safety for crews on the water. Several different options were discussed, but it was felt that none were as effective as port and starboard as they are understood by all other water users and are an international standard.

Row for Gold

British Rowing’s Row for Gold programme in 2012 is all about helping our clubs and  members to feel a part of the London 2012 experience. If your club has an idea for a fun activity, taster sessions, a fund-raising row or you’d like to offer ‘Rower Reunion’ races at your local regatta to reunite old crews, fill in our online form to register your interest and see how British Rowing can support your event.

Included with the mailing were the following notices –

Water Safety News

British Rowing Masters Championships – flagging up next year’s change in date

Subscription fees for 2012 – 2013

UKCC Level 2 course in February 2012 at the Docklands – more information from

British Rowing Almanac advance order form