Weybridge Ladies Amateur Rowing Club
WLARC Safety Adviser – Gilly Dean – Safety Channel & via Race Control
Emergency Mobile Contact Numbers for the Regatta are:
- 07799 644609 Gilly Dean (Regatta Safety Adviser)
- 07932 746371 Viv Jackson (Regatta Secretary)
- 07778 668019 Elaine Green (Race Committee Chairman)
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 and are identified on the boating plan and circulation pattern. Please be aware of:
ACCIDENTS & EMERGENCIES
In the case of an accident on the course, racing will be stopped. The nearest umpire will summon Safety assistance, stating the nature and location of the accident. The nearest safety boat will 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 from the water at Cowey Sale (marked on the map). Shelter can be taken under Walton Bridge or the lower Desborough Channel bridge. All other competitors should return to their boating area. For all other competitors, shelter may be taken upstairs at the Elmbridge Canoe Club or at Weybridge Ladies boathouse.
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 the land based first aiders situated at Elmbridge Canoe Club.
The nearest A&E department is St Peter’s Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, KT16 0PZ Tel: 01932 872000
Dial 999 for incidents requiring assistance beyond the scope of that available on the Regatta site.
A mobile telephone for emergency use will be available at Race Control.
WLARC Boat House
Thames Tow Path