Now that we are finally on site and actively rowing, there are a few procedures that have changed and/or need to be clarified with respect to our new location and equipment.
Please park up behind the bathrooms. The fence has drastically cut down the roadside parking for those using the public boat ramp. Be a good neighbor and leave the roadside parking for those hauling trailers. Do not park along the road. SCRC should park up behind the bathrooms and along the back fence of the treatment plant.
Overall Site Usage – All Equipment within Boat Rack Footprint Only!
We are now in a far more visible location. As a result, we ask all members to make a concerted effort to maintain the site in a neat and minimalist fashion.
All of our equipment in the new “chips” area should be located within the footprint of each of the boat racks. Please place slings up against the boat racks, do not rest them against the trees. If you are using a club single near the front rack, do not leave the slings in between the singles and eights rack.
Let’s help each other out — if something is out of place, put it back before you leave.
Oars will need to go back where they were taken from. We will be putting together a diagram for oars once the replacement cassette holders are delivered from Row America.
For all singles, it is necessary to place your boat in the middle of the shelf. Placing the single up against the vertical upright makes it too difficult to get the single out below and interferes with the riggers from the boat on the other side of the rack.
It is very important to strap all boats down at the end of your row. Use two straps on every size of boat. If you are unsure that you are strapping a boat down correctly, don’t hesitate to ask a fellow Club member.
The storage trailer is now where we used to keep our boat trailers. It will eventually be moved down close to the Splash ramp. If you need access to the storage trailer, please email Brian Price at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will email you the code/instructions on the lock. Bob Edwards did an amazing job organizing the storage trailer. Everything has a place and there is a place for everything. If you see something missing, email Bob at email@example.com. If you need to store something in the trailer, you should contact Bob or Brian first.
There are going to be lots of opportunities to volunteer over the course of the year. We’d like to see every member pitch in at some stage to help with running the Club and/or maintaining our site. It can be as simple as picking up some trash you notice before leaving the site or volunteering to jump in a coxswain seat one session for the good of the crew.
This week’s volunteer opportunity: The giant logs to the left of the boat ramp. We have permission to remove these (and would like to if we can) so that we can position our storage trailer closer to our site. We are looking for anybody that has access to a giant saw, knows somebody who would cut and remove the wood and or the ingenuity to figure out how we can dispose of.