Rowing still suspended

We’re all feeling frustrated about about being unable to row but we must thank members for their patience and their overwhelming willingness to maintain the club by renewing their membership. Thanks too for the messages of support from members.

Your Committee has been monitoring the situation and on 6 July held a video meeting to review current guidance (Minutes of meeting).

During Phases 2 and Phase 3 of the Scottish Government’s route map members of more than one household can meet provided they observe two-metre social distancing. As the diagram above illustrates, two-metre social distancing in a skiff is not possible which, sadly, means rowing will not be feasible for a while yet.

When Government guidance allows a safe return, the club will draw up appropriate guidelines based on the detailed advice issued by SCRA and the particular circumstances of our membership and rowing base at Kelvin Harbour. One important concern will be the availability of toilet facilities on The Tall Ship and the Riverside Museum.

We’ll be liaising with Clyde Maritime Trust and Seaforce on protocols for the pontoon on how and when we may resume non-rowing operations such as barge and skiff maintenance.

Meanwhile a special thanks to Anne Macdougall for great work in regularly checking on and bailing our skiffs.

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