Although guidelines now allow a full crew, please beware that this involves a high risk of contracting Covid-19, therefore all Health & Safety must be a adhered to. Any problems please contact your Covid Officer, Cil by email or on 07596062626.
If you do decide to venture out as a full crew from different households then it is essential that you and every member of your crew read and follow the GUIDELINES HERE.
As from 4th September 2020 the current Scottish Government and SCRA guidelines are that rowing with a full crew will be allowed provided a list of guidelines are adhered to.
Individual rowers have to ensure personal compliance with Covid Procedures and when on shore must fully comply with Scottish Government household and physical distancing guidance – e.g. 2 meters social distancing. Every rower must use their own, clean equipment, e.g. water bottles, gloves, clothing, or lifejacket. If any club equipment is used, it must be thoroughly washed before it is returned.
Before an outing the cox will check the crews understanding and compliance with the Covid Procedures.
If you have any questions regarding these guidelines, please contact Cecilia Paul, Covid Officer for ACRC.
CORONAVIRUS GUIDELINES – Return to Rowing
These guidelines have been issued following the publication of Sport Scotland’s Phase 3: Return to sport and physical activity guidance on 5th August 2020 and the First Minister’s announcement on 20th August 2020 and will be updated in line with official guidance or changes in operational procedures.
It is recommended that the guidelines are read in conjunction with the full guidance issued by the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association:
The latest information on the Scottish Government’s approach to managing COVID-19 is available here: Scottish Government: Coronavirus in Scotland and current coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance from NHS Scotland can be found on the NHS Inform website.
Please also read the ACRC Covid-19 Risk assessment.
Please be aware that you are responsible for your own safety!
Sessions must be booked by a Club Member. Any day/time slot not shown is still free. Members' phone numbers and email addresses can be found here: Members' Area (password protected for members only).
Please note: All of the members with a star (*) next to their name are experienced coxes. At least one of them should always be in every outing.
(j) indicates a junior member between the ages of 14 and 18, who is accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Types of OutingSocial Row – Easy going, relaxed outing, usually with several breaks and tips on technique only if requested.
Technique Session – The focus of these outings is improving rowing technique.
Fitness Session – These outings are about improving fitness and stamina in the skiff (interval training etc.). Suitable for all levels of ability. Mini Regatta & Social – During the winter we invite other local rowing clubs over for a day of mixed club races and socialising. All members are welcome to come for a taste of competitive rowing.
Regatta Training – Crews will be actively working on improving technique, fitness and stamina and might be practising things specific to regattas e.g. turns, racing starts, sprints. Can be physically demanding and necessary for those rowers and coxes who want to take part in regattas but also open to others.
Race Training – Every Saturday morning outside of the regatta season (mid autumn to late winter) the skiffs race against each other twice over a 1.2km course. Crews are selected randomly on the day from the people present. Physically demanding.
Hamilton Rock Challenge – Timed outing around Hamilton Rock and back - approximately 6km. Very physically demanding.
Terms & Conditions
Sessions must be booked by a Club Member who must be present and responsible for the safety and supervision of any session they book.
Bookings can be made for up to 1.5 hour sessions in any one day at this time. If you require longer than a 1.5 hour session, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings are free where all rowers are club members. Guest rowers pay a rate of £2.50 per day per person and should fill in the Day Guest Membership Form. Payment details below.
I understand that all members, guests and visitors of the club use the boat entirely at their own risk and explicitly accept that:
- Rowing is undertaken at my own risk, and that it is my responsibility to declare myself unfit for rowing if unfit or unwell;
- Life jackets must be worn at all times when afloat;
- The club will not accept any liability for any damage to or loss of property belonging to members, their guests or visitors to the club;
- The club will not accept any liability for personal injury arising out of use of club facilities, or out of participation in any race or other activity organised by the club, whether sustained by members, guests or visitors or caused by the said members, guests or visitors, whether or not such damage or injury could have been attributed to or was occasioned by the neglect, defaults or negligence of any of the officers, committee or servants of the club;
- At least one competent club member with sufficient coxing experience (as determined by the ACRC committee and designated with an asterisk on the booking form and list of members) should be onboard and responsible for a club skiff at any time it is afloat;
- Due to the weight of the oars, participants must be 14 years of age or over.
Organisers of a rowing session should:
- Check the weather forecast and tide
- Tell someone who is not going out when you expect to return
- Ring this person to tell them you are safely back
- Check the boat equipment before setting out
- Report any damage or missing items to a committee member
Please treat the skiffs and their equipment as though you and your friends had spent hundreds of hours making and painting them.
A club member who invites a guest is responsible for asking them to fill out and sign a Day Guest Membership Form (available in the white cupboard) and for putting it into the red honesty box inside the door of the Yacht Club building. Fees for guest rowers can be paid in any of the following ways:
- Sent by BACs to Arran Coastal Rowing Club
Sort code: 83 16 37
Acc. No.: 00117919
Please include your name as reference.
- By cheque payable to Arran Coastal Rowing Club
Please put cash/cheques into the red honesty box inside the door of the Yacht Club building.