Insurance

Information about insurance cover for rowers, coxes, coaches, affiliated competitions and clubs

British Rowing members* and affiliated competitions can benefit from tailored rowing insurance designed to support and protect you whatever your involvement in our sport.

Insurance can be confusing and we have tried as best as possible to explain the different types available and what cover you can benefit from depending on your role in rowing. However if you need more detail you can head over to the dedicated Insurance Hub provided by Marsh Sport to check out everything you need to know. You can also download copies of your insurance documents as required.

We have appointed Marsh Sport as the insurance broker for British Rowing. Marsh Sport is a trading name of Marsh, and has dedicated teams across the UK offering insurance and risk advice solely to the world of sport. From grassroots level to the largest professional brands, their specialist services currently support over 100 similar sports National Governing Bodies.

Insurance Hub

Insurance for rowers and coxes

As an individually registered member* of British Rowing, you receive the benefit of Public Liability insurance and Personal Accident cover to protect you whilst participating in rowing.

Public Liability covers the cost of defending yourself against a claim for damages if you’re held responsible for injury to someone else or damage to their property. British Rowing members will only be required to pay the excess for the claim.

Insurance for coaches

If you are a coach or coach educator, your British Rowing Coach membership gives you the benefit of Public Liability Insurance and Personal Accident cover to protect you whilst coaching or educating coaches in rowing. As a coach you also benefit from Professional Indemnity Insurance to protect you in your role.

The Public Liability policy covers the cost of defending yourself against a claim for damages if you’re held responsible for injury to someone else or damage to their property. Professional Indemnity insurance covers you if you are deemed to cause injury or damage through your coach instruction,  provided that the activity falls within the remit of your British Rowing approved training or qualifications. British Rowing Coach members will only be required to pay the excess for the claim.

Insurance for Umpires

British Rowing Umpire membership gives you the benefit of Public Liability Insurance, Professional Indemnity Insurance and Personal Accident cover to protect you whilst umpiring rowing.

The Public Liability policy covers the cost of defending yourself against a claim for damages if you’re held responsible for injury to someone else or damage to their property as a result of your umpiring, Professional Indemnity insurance covers you if you are deemed to cause injury or damage through your umpire instruction provided that the activity falls within the remit of your British Rowing approved training or qualifications. British Rowing Umpire members will only be required to pay the excess for the claim.

Insurance for competitions

When arranging any competition you have a duty of care towards those taking part, including spectators. Public Liability insurance protects the organisers of British Rowing affiliated competitions that are compliant with British Rowing Rules, RowSafe and are individually approved by British Rowing.

Insurance for clubs

Clubs need to ensure that all their activities and assets are protected by insurance. This includes:

  • Adequate cover for the clubhouse and equipment. We recommend that clubs hold a minimum of £10m liability cover.
  • Liability insurance that caters for the full range of activities that they as a club and a committee undertake including any volunteers who that support club operations.

Standard Club Affiliation does not include any insurance. Club Affiliation Plus includes liability insurance. Visit our Insurance Hub for full details.

You can obtain information about further covers Marsh Sport provides for buildings, craft and equipment by contacting them on 0345 872 5060.

Personal Accident Benefit

Personal accident cover is a benefit provided to British Rowing members* up to the age of 85 that can be claimed on if a member injures themselves or are injured by someone or something else while rowing.

We recognise that an accident can impact your mental health as well as causing physical injuries, for example, witnessing or suffering a serious injury during training or racing. Your Personal Accident policy covers mental health counselling with an appropriately medically qualified practitioner, should this be recommended by your GP or a medical professional. If this is the case, please make contact with Marsh Sport directly. There is no need for you to pay upfront as billing is made centrally by our insurers to the qualified counsellors.

Headline benefits from the personal accident cover can be found on the Insurance Hub. British Rowing members will only be required to pay the excess for the claim.

Insurance Hub

*depending on membership type (see table below)

Membership typeInsurance included
Race
Life
Public liability insurance and personal accident cover
CoachPublic liability insurance, personal accident cover and professional indemnity insurance
UmpirePublic liability insurance, personal accident cover and professional indemnity insurance
RowPublic liability insurance and personal accident cover
Day TicketPublic liability insurance on the day of the competition
Community
Scottish and Overseas
None
Membership type:
Race
Life
Insurance included:
Public liability insurance and personal accident cover
Membership type:
Coach
Insurance included:
Public liability insurance, personal accident cover and professional indemnity insurance
Membership type:
Umpire
Insurance included:
Public liability insurance, personal accident cover and professional indemnity insurance
Membership type:
Row
Insurance included:
Public liability insurance and personal accident cover
Membership type:
Day Ticket
Insurance included:
Public liability insurance on the day of the competition
Membership type:
Community
Scottish and Overseas
Insurance included:
None

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