Safety and Towing

Maidstone Invicta Rowing Club is committed to ensuring the health, safety and well being of all club members, to ensure an enjoyable safe rowing experience. Operating in accordance with the Club Safety Plan, Risk Assessment and the control measures put in place to minimise any risk, the River Flow Chart for our stretch of the Medway river to evaluate safe river conditions for rowing, and the Row Safe Guidance Notes published by British Rowing.

Please take time to familiarise yourself with the various safety items on this page, especially the traffic light system and the river flow chart.

Remember: ‘If in doubt do not go out’.


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British Rowing Incident Reporting

To report an incident go to the link below and log in.

Trailer Towing

If you are towing a boat trailer or carrying a boat on the roof of your car it is very important to know the legal position and also to follow the advice given by British Rowing. Please see the links below to BR documents which give very useful information about what to do and know when towing.

As well as this it is the tower’s responsibility to ensure that boats are adequately tied on. The club requires that a minimum of 3 ties are used on all fours and longer eight sections in case one tie comes loose or breaks during a journey. THIS HAS HAPPENED AND A BOAT HAS COME OFF A TRAILER .