Hanlan needs rowing umpires

Hi Hanlan members, Are you interested in giving back to the sport that you love but not sure how to do it?  One of the best ways to do this is to become a rowing umpire.  If you are the type of rower who likes being on the water but is not into racing, umpiring is a great way to be part of the action.  For those rowers who do love to race, umpiring is an excellent way to learn the rules of racing.  Don't worry about having to choose between racing and umpiring.  There are plenty of regattas that are category specific and won't conflict with your regattas.

Hanlan has been asked to host an umpire clinic.  If you are interested in becoming an umpire, please let me know.

Thanks, Kelly Brigley Hanlan Club Captain

Cold Water Rules Lifted

Club Captain Kelly Brigley announced that effective Thursday May 30 "cold water rules" have been lifted for the summer.    This means that a safety boat is no longer required when scullers are out on the water. When rowing without a coach boat, she asks that each crew  ensure that the person in bow who is navigating both knows and follows the traffic pattern without fail.  She recommends that crews still row with other crews.  Singles should always row with a buddy.  When on the water without a coach, please enter into the log book the date, time and the boat that you have taken and then sign back in once you have returned.

Here's to a happy summer of rowing!

Fall Season

I hope that everyone has enjoyed the summer season and that you have attained your goals. As we head into the fall season, there are just a few housekeeping items that everyone needs to remember.1) If you row before the sun comes up, or when the sun is going down, proper lights must be used on your boat - white flashing light on the bow and red flashing light on the stern. 2) Every crew must sign in and out of the log books. There is one for each boat house.  As general boat traffic on the water decreases and the rowing conditions become less than perfect, it is important to have a record that you are out on the water. 3) Please close the front gate after you go through it. This is a safety precaution to ensure everyone's belongings are safe while we are out on the water. 4) If you damage a boat, or find the boat you are to row is not in proper condition, please tell either Michael Sasi or myself.  Then we may assess and have the issue addressed. Rowing equipment that is damaged will only further damage the boat. Moreover, it can potentially put anyone rowing the boat in danger. 5) After each row when you are storing the boat, make sure that all vent caps are open.  This allows any water that might have accumulated inside the boat during your row to evaporate. This is very important, especially if you flip a boat or know that there is water in the boat. Before putting a boat away that has water in it, try to get as much water out of the boat as possible. Not doing this will waterlog the boat causing permanent damage.

Happy and safe rowing! Thanks, Kelly Brigley Hanlan Club Captain