Both courses are a simple out and back! (And taking the weather into account are upwind on the way out and downwind on the way back.)
General rules of the river:
*There are THREE safety launches on the
river. If in distress, wave your arm,
the safety boat will assist you.
*For rowing, craft that are overtaking have the
right of way in all cases. Give the better line to the overtaking craft.
For SUP and kayak, draft whichever craft or
class you can and make reasonable accommodations for crafts who are passing.
*For ALL craft, sweep boats, shells, kayaks, or
SUPs, who are currently involved in a race have the right away. If you are on a warm-up or returning to your
dock post-race, GIVE WAY to crafts that are racing. Failure to do so is putting
yourself, your crew, and your competitors at risk.
when racing or warming up the center archway of either of our bridges; they are
the narrowest points and also the most likely to be used by powerboats sharing
the river with us.
Pay attention to the dock marshals for each
course; they are there help you safely enter and exit the creek and river for
In the event that weather causes a course
alteration, pay attention to the calls from the safety launches.
Rowing shells with coxswains are required to
have a PFD on board for throwing or for waving if in distress.
All kayaks and SUPs are required, by law, to
have a PFD on board. If you have arrived
to us without one, speak to a dock master about borrowing one from ARC for the
Leashes are required for SUP racers. Please contact Candice if you are in need of a leash for race day.