Reading Rowing Club is committed to Member safety. It follows all British Rowing and Environment Agency guidelines and has introduced a number of its own safety practices to ensure that all members are safe when out on the water and training in the Clubhouse. New members will be asked to attend an initial Club safety briefing before being allowed to go afloat.

All club members, and all those who boat from Reading’s landing stages, are required to read and observe the guides:

RRC Safety Guidelines (PDF)

Appendix A – Navigation Rules and Danger Areas (PDF)

Appendix B – Landing Circulation Pattern (PDF)


Capsize Tests

All members must have passed a capsize test at Reading Rowing Club, even if they have previously passed one at another club. Capsize tests are run by the club’s Water Safety Advisor, and members will be informed when one has been organised.


Flow Rate

View detailed live flow information

0 - 50 : Green : Low or normal flow.
No restrictions.

51 - 75 : Green : High flow.
No novice coxes or steerpersons.

76 - 100 : Amber : Very high flow.
4s and 8s only. No singles, doubles or pairs. Juniors at coaches discretion.

Over 100 : Red : No rowing.
Dangerously high flow. See Club rules for limited exceptions.

A reminder that Risk Assessments are available in the folder located in the bar just inside the new double door entrance.

Welfare and safeguarding of children

Reading Rowing Club upholds a duty of care to all of our members.  Our Club Welfare Officer, Andy Jones, ensures that Reading Rowing Club is compliant with British Rowing guidelines on child protection. Andy administers the CRB check process and ensures that all adult volunteers and coaches follow good procedure.

Andy is available at any time to junior rowers, parents or other Members of the club who have questions or would like to discuss any welfare matters. You can contact him by email.

The British Rowing guidelines regarding junior athletes are accessible here.

Incident reporting

Report an Incident with British Rowing

For further information on the Incident Reporting procedure please see British Rowing's Row Safe, Section 4.1