Further Safety Guidance

Additional guidance on safety-related topics

Cold Water and Hypothermia Guidance

This free online module from RowHow will help you avoid becoming a casualty.

Boat Safety Checks

This video shows how to do a rigorous check of a boat. Do this before every outing.

Dealing with Lightning

Developing an action plan for risk from lightning.

Safety Basics Risk Assessment – Online Module

This free online module from RowHow will help you assess the risks of any rowing environment.


This information is only to be used for guidance and not to be treated as a definitive statement of the law as it currently stands. It was published in good faith and every effort has been made to ensure accuracy; however, British Rowing cannot accept liability for any errors or omissions.

Consult the relevant publications and websites.

Towing Guidance

Guidance for the transportation of oar-propelled racing boats.

DVLA Towing Trailers Information – Licence Requirements and Limitations for Drivers

New rules for towing a trailer with a car came into place on 16 December 2021. Information on Licence requirements and Limitations for Drivers can be found here.

DVLA Minibus Information

A leaflet on the legal requirements.

Other Towing Resources

Government advice on towing accidents, the Caravan Club site and Ray Mallet’s guide to Rowing and Trailers.

Training Camps

Training Camp Checklist

Checklist for any training camps involving children can be found in Safeguarding Handbook 3.

Overseas Training Camps

Guidance on attending training camps abroad.


Basic Life Support

This poster covers basic life support and the recovery position. The techniques it describes have been endorsed by the Royal Life Saving Society UK.

Keeping a Good Lookout Poster – Eights

Avoiding collisions for eights.

Keeping a Good Lookout Poster – Fours

Avoiding collisions for fours

Keeping a Good Lookout Poster – Single Scullers

Avoiding collisions

The complete RowSafe Report

The entire report is here: Row Safe: A Guide to Good Practice in Rowing.

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Disclaimer for British Rowing safety publications including RowSafe and the HRSA Monthly Reports

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HRSA Monthly Report Archive

Monthly reports from British Rowing's Honorary Rowing Safety Advisor (HRSA)

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Rowing Safety Contacts

A list of all national and regional Rowing Safety Advisers

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Clubs have a responsibility to provide information, education and training about safety, and individuals have a responsibility to find out, learn, question and put this into practice.

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