Regatta Safety: prepare your team

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Always a top issue in while we race at a regatta or while touring with our crew: Regatta safety on the course.

Ask yourself: which precautions have I taken for a safe rowing day? See all the mess what can happen to us and our boats. Boat crash pictures

Coaches – teach your crews and coxswains how to hold water and do an emergency stop

Regatta officials – have a safety boat, a buoyed return lane, a way of stopping racing after an incident and instructions to crews to row on after crossing the finish line.

FISA had a discussion group lately focussing on rowing coaches to teach safety aspects while training.

Check this out: Have you ever seen more safety issues show up in a 3 minute video?

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