Special Rules Applicable to New Single Scullers (Less Than 20 Outings)
New single scullers (less than 20 outings) should never go out unsupervised – this preferably means being accompanied by a coach in a launch, but may be a very experienced sculler, sculling alongside.
This is for your own safety, and also in the interests of minimising the risk of damage to club boats.
The person supervising a new single sculler should remind them regularly of the navigation rules and the importance of keeping a good look out at all times, and also assist them in performing risk assessments, until these things become a habit.
Even once you have completed 20 accompanied outings, it is recommended that you try to go out as part of a group whenever possible – not only is this safer, it is also usually far more fun!
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