Fleet Usage Regulations
FOR INSURANCE REASONS, HRC CLUB EQUIPMENT MUST NOT BE USED BY INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE NOT REGISTERED WITH THE ROWING ASSOCIATION.
All HRC boats and oars are designated as green or red. (Note, the previous amber category has been revised to green giving members broader equipment access). All paid up club members have rights to access and book green fleet (about 70 % of club inventory).
Boats designated as red are part of the competitive race fleet. This equipment is allocated to crews competing or training to compete for HRC. Access to this part of fleet is via Captain, Vice Captain and members of the rowing development committee who allocate boats to crews and squads wishing to compete and represent HRC in the Rowing Victoria regatta season. Our aim is to ensure those who represent the club in competition have access to well maintained equipment that maximises their competitive prospects.
COLOUR CODE SYSTEM:
This equipment is available for usage by all paid-up members of the Hawthorn Rowing Club. Members should ensure they adhere to water safety and technical ability guidelines in choosing equipment, particularly single sculls, adhering to the club’s equipment and safety policies located on the HRC website.
After use, all equipment must be washed and returned to racks. Boat and oar settings are not to be changed as this equipment is set for broad club usage.
Usage of this equipment requires Captain’s permission, given after submission of race plans and training schedules.
It is maintained for usage by HRC crews representing the club in Rowing Association Regatta programmes. At times with Captain’s permission, settings and rigging might possibly be finely tuned to suit particluar crew type to optimise performance.
This equipment is expensive. It is made available to competition crews who are expected to ensure high care and maintenance of this valuable club property.
These regulations are in place to protect members and our valuable club property. Those found in breach of these regulations risk having their membership terminated.