Captain’s Privileges Test – Practical Safety

PRE-ROW

  • Know which boat size(s) to use and which hulls are the correct size.
  • Select an appropriate, matching set of oars, carry them to the dock blades first, and set
    them on the back edge of the dock, out of the way.
  • Verbally describe the traffic pattern of Coventry Lake (Lake Wangumbaug)
  • Verbally describe the hazard areas of Coventry Lake (Lake Wangumbaug)
  • Ask for help to take boat from rack to slings; do so without hitting anything.
  • Check heel ties and check entire boat for missing or loose parts prior to launch.
  • Appropriately adjust foot-stretcher and spacers.
  • Put correct oars in oarlocks, starboard (dock side) oar first, and secure gates.
  • Remove shoes before stepping into boat, and leave shoes on back edge of the dock.
  • Get into the boat without stepping into the bottom.
  • Push off from dock without assistance.

ON-WATER (not necessarily sequential)

___ Immediately row away from the dock, following traffic pattern
___ Row with control of the set, clean feathering and squaring (full strokes after warm-up).
___ Complete a 360º river turn/turn-in-place in both directions (clockwise and
counter-clockwise).
___ Back at least 10 strokes continuously, maintaining control and point.
___ Demonstrate awareness of surroundings by regularly checking ahead without stopping.
___ Row at least 10 full strokes with square blades continuously, maintaining control and point.
___ Demonstrate or describe how to pass and be passed.
___ Respond immediately to “Weigh enough, check it down!”, maintaining control and point.
___ Choose safe location to pull over to the side of the lake and describe what makes it safe.
___ Maintain safe course throughout row using pressure (not checking one oar to make turns).
___ Choose appropriate place and time to turn and cross the lake.
___ Communicate verbally with other lake users, if appropriate.
___ Follow traffic pattern at all times, remaining on right side of the lake
___ While stopped, dip bottom nut of each rigger in water.
___ Cross in front of state boat launch safely
___ Land at dock without assistance, without hull hitting the dock.

POST-ROW

__  Get out of the boat without stepping in the bottom.
___ Pull in and remove oars from oarlocks, port (water side) oar first, and secure gates.
___ Carry boat up from dock and place in slings without hitting anything.
___ Wash boat/wipe down
___ Ask for help to return boat to rack; do so correctly, without hitting anything.
___ Return to correct rack, in a matched pair and lock up.

*This information is subject to change per the Board of Directors at any time.

PRE-ROW
___ Know which boat size(s) to use and which hulls are the correct size.
___ Understand necessity of signing out boat in the iRowNow system.
___ Select an appropriate, matching set of oars, carry them to the dock blades first, and set
them on the back edge of the dock, out of the way.
___ Verbally describe the traffic pattern from Galen Street to Mass Ave and back.
___ Ask for help to take boat from rack to slings; do so without hitting anything.
___ In slings, put tennis ball top-nut covers in crate, close vent and stern plug, check heel ties,
and check entire boat for missing or loose parts.
___ In slings, appropriately adjust footstretcher and spacers.
___ Carry boat down to the dock and place it into the water pointing downstream, without
hitting anything.
___ Put correct oars in oarlocks, starboard (dock side) oar first, and secure gates.
___ Remove shoes before stepping into boat, and leave shoes on back edge of the dock.
___ Get into the boat without stepping into the bottom.
___ Push off from dock without assistance. ON-WATER (not necessarily sequential)
___ Immediately row away from the dock, following traffic pattern downstream (either through
N. Beacon bridge, or past launch dock before spinning to go upstream).
___ Row with control of the set, clean feathering and squaring (full strokes after warm-up).
___ Navigate through bridge arches without stopping.
___ Complete a 360º river turn/turn-in-place in both directions (clockwise and
counter-clockwise).
___ Back at least 10 strokes continuously, maintaining control and point.
___ Demonstrate awareness of surroundings by regularly checking ahead without stopping.
Rev. 1/19 1/2
___ Row at least 10 full strokes with square blades continuously, maintaining control and point.
___ Demonstrate or describe how to pass and be passed.
___ Respond immediately to “Weigh enough, check it down!”, maintaining control and point.
___ Choose safe location to pull over to the side of the river and describe what makes it safe.
___ Maintain safe course throughout row using pressure (not checking one oar to make turns).
___ Choose appropriate place and time to turn and cross river. Spin 90 degrees, check for
traffic, cross perpendicular, then spin the remaining 90 degrees to finish the turn.
___ Communicate verbally with other river users, if appropriate.
___ Follow traffic pattern at all times, remaining on right side of the river and using correct
bridge arches.
___ While stopped, dip bottom nut of each rigger in water.
___ Row past CRI docks to boat ramp before spinning to return to the dock.
___ Land at dock without assistance, without hull hitting the dock. POST-ROW
___ Get out of the boat without stepping in the bottom.
___ Pull in and remove oars from oarlocks, port (water side) oar first, and secure gates.
___ Carry boat up from dock and place in slings without hitting anything.
___ Wash boat, open vent and plug, and replace tennis balls on top-nuts.
___ Ask for help to return boat to rack; do so correctly, without hitting anything.
___ Wash oars and return to correct rack, in a matched pair.
___ Understand necessity of returning boat on time and checking it in using iRowNow system.