Coeur d’Alene Rowing Association
Membership Renewal Form
This year the Coeur d’Alene Rowing Association is offering 3 membership options.
Please review the membership types below to see which you qualify for. All renewal
forms are due into our PO Box by March 16th. All dues must be current in order for you
to row in club equipment.
Student Rower Membership:
For those students enrolled full time in High School or College our Student Rower
Membership dues are $50. In addition, we have programs offered through both
the local High Schools and North Idaho College that provide a class environment
and on-the-water training. These courses are $50 per session and include our
The reduced cost of Student Membership gives those members access to the
club equipment and dock during normal class hours with the supervision of
Master Rower Membership:
For those rowers not enrolled as full time students, we offer our Master Rower
Membership. The membership dues for Master Rowers are $300 for the 2009
Rowing Season due March 16th. However, this year we are offering the option of
paying $150 by March 16th and the remaining $150 by May 16th. Our Master
Rower Membership includes club-level membership in US Rowing, though you
may choose to purchase an individual membership on your own.
Coxswain Only Membership:
For those who wish to only act as coxswain for club boats and not row,
membership is $25.
Please make checks payable to Coeur d’Alene Rowing Association
If you have any questions please call Irene Daanen, Treasurer, 659-5084.
Mail registration materials with payment to:
Coeur d’Alene Rowing Association
P.O. Box 2153
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816
Office Use Only
MEMBERSHIP DATA □ Full Payment
Please complete all fields legibly □ Half Payment
□ All Forms
□ Safety Video
Last Name: _______________ First Name: _______________________
Mailing Address: ______________________
Telephone (home): _______ (work): ________ (cell): __________
* Best number to use to contact: Home Work Cell
Date of Birth: _________ Male: Female:
US Rowing Association Member Number (optional if you have an individual membership): ______
Port: Starboard: Either: Sculler: Coxswain:
Fitness: Competition: Sponsor:
TYPE OF MEMBERSHIP
Student Rower: Master Rower: Coxswain:
Submitting Full Dues ($300): Submitting Half Dues ($150):
Optional Boathouse donation included: Amount: ______
(A donation receipt will be sent to you for tax purposes)
Telephone (home): _______ (work): _________ (cell): __________
Coeur d’Alene Rowing Association 2009 Safety Program
As a member of the Coeur d’Alene Rowing Association, I agree to follow the club safety procedures:
A. Each person is 100% responsible for the whole boat and 100% accountable for their own oar, rigging, foot stretchers,
seat and slide. Check to make sure that all equipment is functioning properly before leaving the dock.
B. Each person is responsible for following the posted traffic pattern. (ALWAYS STAY TO THE RIGHT i.e.,
C. Each person is responsible for monitoring weather conditions. No boat shall leave the dock in unsafe weather
1. a. Do not row in excessive wind or whitecaps. If sudden winds come up, return to the dock if the trip
is safe, or take the boat to the nearest shore and wait for the winds to calm.
b. Do not row in fog. If fog sets in while you are on the water, move slowly, and be prepared to stop
quickly. Use a sound making device (coxbox, horn, or whistle) to advise other boats of your location as
you talk your boat to shore, following the shore back to the boathouse.
c. Do not row in an electrical storm.
2. Waves are generated by winds and from passing boats. Because shells are vulnerable to high waves, specific care
is needed with approaching wakes.
a. If approaching wake is higher than the gunwale, the shell should be turned parallel to the wake to
avoid having parts of the shell unsupported by the water. It is possible to split a shell under these
conditions. Rowers should stop rowing and lean away from the approaching wake, with oars on the
wake side lifted slightly.
b. If the wakes are lower than the gunwale and widely spaced, continue to row without a course
adjustment. Deep and closely spaced wakes that are lower than the gunwale may be taken at a 90
degree angle with the bow directly toward them.
3. Light conditions -- No boat shall be rowed in darkness or near-darkness unless accompanied by an experienced
crew and coxswain with approved lighting.
4. Water temperature should always be monitored.
5. New or Novice Rowers must be checked out by a certified club coach before being allowed access to club
D. Sculling Boat Safety.
1. Every sculler shall be responsible for their safety. Scullers shall be especially vigilant to follow the traffic pattern
and be aware of other boats on the water.
E. Log Book: All boats are required to log in and out. This will allow rowers to know what boats are on the water as they
launch. A log sheet is available on the dock.
F. Safety Video: All members are required to have watched the US Rowing Safety Video with the CDA Rowing
Association. Initial here if you have seen the US Rowing Safety Video ______ .
G. Swimming: Swimming is a vital skill for any rower.
I certify that I can swim
I certify that I can tread water for 12 minutes
If you do not know if you can tread water for the required 12 minutes, please contact any member of the safety
PRINT NAME: ______________________________
DATED ________________ ___________________________________________
Coeur d’Alene Rowing Association Equipment Procedures
Please review and keep for your reference
I. USE OF CLUB EQUIPMENT. Only members of Coeur d’Alene Rowing Association are permitted
to use the club’s equipment and/or facilities, unless participating in a Learn-to-Row class.
A. Each rower is responsible for the whole boat and accountable for their own oar, rigging, foot
stretchers, seat and slide. Check to make sure that all equipment is functioning properly before leaving
B. Each rower is responsible to ensure that every shell is wiped down after use and properly secured.
C. No Club equipment shall leave Fernan Lake without prior written approval from the Board of
Directors. Individual members borrowing Club Equipment shall be solely responsible for any damage.
II. EQUIPMENT SCHEDULING. Club equipment can be reserved by contacting:
Jonalyn Clayton: 765-9152 / 661-7226 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A. Please provide your name and names of rower(s), equipment desired, date and time.
B. Equipment is reserved on a first come basis.
C. Please do not use private owned shells without prior owner permission.
IV. DAMAGE TO CLUB EQUIPMENT. Repairs to damaged Coeur d’Alene Rowing Association
equipment is the responsibility of the club member(s) using the equipment at the time the damage
A. All damage/breakage of equipment must be reported to the Coeur d’Alene Rowing
Association board as soon as possible.
B. Repairs for equipment that is damaged as a result of normal wear and tear as
determined by the Board are not the responsibility of the member(s) using the
equipment at the time of damage/breakage.
C. Club equipment damaged during transit to a regatta or other rowing venue on a private
vehicle is the responsibility of the member(s) transporting the equipment.
D. Club equipment damaged during transit on the Club’s trailer shall be the responsibility of
the Club and not individual members unless the Board determines the member(s)
transporting the equipment were careless or reckless. Club equipment damaged while
boats are stored at Fernan Lake or on-site at a regatta shall be the responsibility of the
Coeur d’Alene Rowing Association Emergency Conditions Procedures
Please review and keep for your reference
1. Under no circumstances should a rower in the water leave his/her shell. Even if a swamped boat is
within a swim able distance from the shore, the rower should swim the boat to the shore. So do not
leave your floatation even if you consider yourself a strong swimmer.
2. Should someone give the command ““weight enough! Hold water,” don’t ask questions, just respond
immediately by stopping all forward body movement. Square the blades in the water and bring the boat
to a halt.
3. Use these distress signals to communicate to other boats: wave the arms or a shirt above your head or
raise one oar in the air.
4. Man overboard - Immediate command “weight enough! Hold water!” If the safety launch can get to the
victim first, allow the launch to rescue the victim. If the launch is not in the immediate vicinity, back the
shell to the victim and have him/her hang onto the shell until the launch arrives. Another rower may
have to enter the water to assist if the victim is injured.
5. Rower injured - Immediate command “weight enough! Hold water!” Signal launch if first aid is needed.
6. Shell damaged but afloat and not taking on water - Immediate command “way enough! Hold water!”
Make adjustments or signal launch for assistance.
7. Shell swamped - Immediate command “weight enough! Hold water!” A shell is swamped when the
interior water reached the gunwales. If rowers stay in the boat, the floatation ends may cause the boat
to break apart.
a. Coxswain directs rowers to untie, and by seat number rowers should carefully, but quickly, slip
b. If the boat is taking on excessive water, signal the launch and unload rowers by pairs - starting
in the middle of the boat - as soon as possible in order to avoid damage to the boat. Pairs
should form “buddies” and keep watch of each other. The cox should buddy with the stern pair.
c. If rescue is not imminent, take the following steps: 1) Remove oars and place them parallel to
the shell. All persons should move to the two ends of the shell. It is dangerous to roll a shell
near riggers. 2) Then roll the boat to form a more stable floatation platform so rowers can either
lie on top of the hull or buddies can hold onto each other across the hull. 3) Remember that
body heat loss occurs 25 times faster in the water. Do not attempt to roll the boat if rescue is on
d. A launch can shuttle rowers to the nearest shore. Be careful not to overload the launch.
e. When the boat has been brought to the shore, remove the oars. If the ends of the shell have
filled with water, they must be drained before the boat can be removed from the water. Remove
the shell carefully to avoid injury or damage. A boat full of water is very heavy, so try bailing first,
then roll the boat slowly and remove it from the water.
8. Singles should be rowed with a buddy boat or launch. The rescue boat will stabilize the re-entry.
Entering the shell directly from the water may cause splashboard damage. Swim the boat to shore,
lying in the stern, using the shell as a paddleboard. In very cold weather you can abandon your shells
and lie on the stern deck of your buddy’s boat to be taken to shore. The loss of muscle control can
occur very quickly and dramatically in cold water. The stern deck rescue may be your only option.
9. Shell capsized - Immediate command “untie!” This rarely happens except in small boats. Be sure that
all rowers and cox are accounted for. Stay with the boat until assistance arrives.
10. Shell broken and sinking - Immediate command “unite!” Get out of the boat and follow the same
procedures as for a swamped shell. Do not leave the floating boat. Swim boat to shore if launch is not
11. Another boat in distress - If a distress signal is seen and insufficient assistance is near that craft,
maneuver your shell to the distressed shell. Assist in any way that does not jeopardize the lives in your
12. Shells should stay within hailing distance of their safety launch. The launch has been outfitted to
provide assistance to rowers and/or their shell in the event that it is needed. Most frequently, the
toolbox and coach’s expertise is available for small equipment adjustments or breakdowns, which allow
the shell to continue rowing after a short stop. If more serious needs arise, the launch and expert are
there for rapid transportation.
stop. If more serious needs arise, the launch and expert are
there for rapid transportation.