Rowing is a safe sport when conducted with due consideration for the risks inherent to any outdoor water sport. The Collingwood Rowing Club is committed to ensuring that all members have a positive and safe experience. This page has been designed to assist coaches and athletes in ensuring that they row safely.
We ask all rowers to watch the Rowers Safety Video, made available by Rowing Canada. It is 43 minutes long, but full of good information to help prevent you from getting into an unsafe situation while also preparing you for dealing with the risks of rowing. For rowers interested in coaching, there is also a two-part specialized safety video.
Our most crucial safety rules are posted in and around the shed at the rowing compound. To get more details about certain rules, please read our Safety Policy.
Collingwood Harbour & Traffic Flow Map
During practices, unless changed by the day’s designated Row Captain due to wind and wave conditions, rowers must follow a defined clockwise pattern in the harbour. This pattern takes into account water depths and various underwater hazards, as well as other users of the harbour. Please get acquainted with the Traffic Flow Map
As a coxswain, you're the boss. This means you must know what you are doing. Whether you would just like to try that very special place in the boat, or you are thinking of “rowing without rowing”, please refer to the Coxie Handbook. It also contains a lot of interesting information for non-coxies who want to have a better understanding of their boats.