Safety

Island Lake Rowing Club – 2017

It is a condition of membership that each member review and familiarize themselves with each element of the Island Lake Rowing Club (ILRC) Safety Code and Management of Emergencies documents and commit to abiding by their requirements.
Emergency Phone Numbers
Fire, Police, Ambulance:  Dial 911

Headwaters Health Care Center Emergency Department:  519 941-2702 ext. #2214

ILRC Address:
673178 Hurontario St.
(Located 1 km south, off 5th Sideroad, Mono).

Contact Persons

Club President
Shane Curry

Equipment and Property
Shane Curry

Head Coach
Bill Stone

Island Lake Conservation Area Gatehouse 519- 941-6329

ILRC ROWING SAFETY CODE:

This Code complies with the applicable Transport Canada Regulations with respect to rowing shells and coach/safety boats.

1) Rowing is not allowed if there is lightning. Rowing is not allowed if there is rain, fog or wind to an extent that might jeopardize safety. The head coach or the head coach designate or in his/her absence the club president will have the final decision about the suitability to row in these weather conditions.

2) Rowers must adhere to the Boat Traffic Pattern. The ILRC pattern is a counter clockwise rotation in the western section of Island Lake. Click HERE for a map

3) Single rowers are encouraged to row with a buddy.

4) Cold water rules apply until the water temperature is above 10 deg C., during which rowing shells must be accompanied by a safety boat.

5) Coach/safety boat operators must:
a) wear their lifejackets at all times.
b) carry their Pleasure Craft Operators Card
c) operate the boat in a way that is safe, considering weather, visibility, amount of traffic, number of other boats or people nearby, maneuverability and navigation conditions.
d) fill portable fuel tanks only while ashore.
e) ensure that the coach boat has all of the required safety equipment.

6) All safety incidents must be reported immediately to either the Head Coach or the Club President, sifwho will determine the seriousness of the incident and take appropriate action.

7) Safety equipment for each rowing shell: a) if rowing without a safety boat the rowing shell must carry:
i) for each crew member, a floatation device – either a life Jacket or a personal floatation device (PFD). A PFD can be an inflatable- vest or pouch type, or paddle-sport type.
ii) a sound signalling device. e.g. whistle
iii) a light – if rowing before sunrise or after sunset each rowing shell will carry a readily visible light on the bow A stern light is also encouraged.
b) If rowing with a safety boat:
i) each rowing shell does NOT have to carry floatation devices or a sound signalling device as long as the safety boat carries a floatation device for each crew member of the largest shell being attended.

8) Safety equipment for each coach/safety boat:
a ) for each person on board, a floatation device – either a life Jacket or a personal floatation device (PFD). A PFD can be inflatable- vest or pouch type, or paddle-sport type.
b) 2 paddles or 2 oars
c) a buoyant heaving line at least 15 m in length
d) a bailer or water pump
e) a water tight flashlight
f) a sound signalling device. e.g. whistle
g) navigation lights – if operated before sunrise or after sunset, one all-round white stern light and red/green sidelights at the bow.
- note the orange buckets have items c to f.

9) The Head Coach or other designated person will be responsible for the ILRC Safety Code and its enforcement.

10) A coach boat must be on the water with the motor running before any School, Adaptive, Learn-to-row or Summer camp program boats leave the dock.