WLARC Safety Advisor – Gilly Dean – on Safety Channel 8 contactable via Race Control.
Emergency Contact Numbers for the Regatta are:
- 07932 746371 (Regatta Secretary) Vivien Jackson
- 07799 644609 Gilly Dean
Competitors must read this WLARC 2015 Safety Plan for instructions on boating from WLARC and the Elmbridge Canoe Club and should follow the circulation pattern on the attached map. The map shows the course and surrounding river.
Proceeding to the Start
Boating from WLARC Boathouse (Fours & Eights):
Boating From Elmbridge Canoe Club (Singles & Doubles):
Navigation Lane Beside the Racing Course
Warm Up Area
The Race Course
Returning to the Canoe Club and WLARC
POINTS OF DANGER
The following are highlighted to assist competitors to keep safe whilst on the water. Please be aware of:
ACCIDENTS & EMERGENCIES
In the case of an accident on the course, racing will be stopped. The nearest umpire will summon assistance via Race Control, stating the nature and location of the accident. Race Control will call the nearest safety boat to attend. Racing will not recommence until the course has been cleared. The safety boat in attendance will advise Race Control when it is safe to recommence racing. Race Control will then advise all umpires.
ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
In the event of severe storms or adverse weather conditions, racing will be suspended and crews will be instructed to leave the water. Competitors in the warm up area and near to the start should remove their boats at Cowey Sale (marked on the map). All other competitors should return to base.
A safety boat will be summoned by a regatta official to attend any medical emergency, on the water. Casualties will be taken by boat to the First Aid Station at the Canoe Club. Medical emergencies off the water will be attended by St John Ambulance crew; summoned by a regatta official.
The First Aid Station will be the St John Ambulance situated in front of the Canoe Club.
Weybridge Walk In Centre, High Street, Weybridge, (Sunday opening hours – 9am to 3pm)
A&E at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey
Dial 999 for incidents requiring assistance beyond the scope of that available on the Regatta site.
WLARC Boat House
Thames Tow Path
+44 (0) 7778 668019