Guidance on Transporting Rowing Boats


On behalf of members, British Rowing has been talking to Mick Giannasi, Chief Constable and Head of Roads Policing, about the complexities of the legislation that applies ‘to the carriage of oar-propelled racing boats on vehicles, including trailers’.

In association with ACPO the Water Safety sub-committee has published a leaflet called ‘Guidance for the Transportation of Oar Propelled Racing Boats’. As Mick Giannisi writes in his foreword, ‘the intention is to clarify the specific part of the legislation for members of British Rowing and police officers who come into contact with these vehicles on our road.’


All clubs will receive copies in the next club mailing and additional copies are available from British Rowing head office. It’s a handy-sized A5 leaflet, ideal for the glove compartment of all vehicles involved in trailering or carrying boats – we hope you find it helpful.

Stuart Ward
Hon Water Safety Adviser

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