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The current status of the River is

 

All Clear

 

The reason for this is that the water temperature is cold (Approximately 3C) which poses a potential safety risk. For example survival times in the water can be calulated at 1 minute per degree Celsius.

 

Guidelines for River Status are:

Amber

 

Only EXPERIENCED oarsmen may go out

 

IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR CAPABILITY DO NOT GO OUT

 

No lone scullers or pairs unless accompanied by a coach

 

No boats to go above the TOWN BRIDGE

 

No boats to go out in low visibility or darkness unless accompanied by a launch                               

 

J15s can only go out in large boats with one launch per crew

 

J14s shall not go out on Amber boards

 
   
   

 

Red

Only EXPERIENCED oarsmen may go out with a named coach in a launch

Named coach to complete a RISK ASSESSMENT before going afloat

No boat to go afloat without a launch being UNLOCKED with the engine IDLING

No boats to go above the TOWN BRIDGE

No boats to be out in LOW VISIBILITY or DARKNESS

J14s and J15s shall not go out

J16s and J18s shall only go out if supervised by those on the coaching list with one coach per crew

 

 

 

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