Rules for Boating

Only experienced and competent crews to row on the river alone, all others must be accompanied by other experienced boats or   a launch, commensurate with prevailing conditions, or as determined by the captain (or designate, see list below)

Always consider weather, stream and debris conditions. If in doubt go to the gym!


        1.    If less than 500m (steps to pumping station), coxed boats only with experienced cox

        2.    If less than 300m (steps to bridge) No Rowing

During winter and cold weather take extra precautions. Limit outing time (eg. 45mins for coxes)

Always  write name, boat and destination and estimated return time on the white board

Private scullers or anyone rowing outside normal club sessions do so at their own risk.

If Green step is covered then a launch must be on the water (it can be tied to the slipway) with a person in charge ready to respond

Risk Assessment

Please refer to the linked Risk assessment for advice on the riskd associated with rowing on the River Wye at Monmouth

(Apologies for the layout of the document but it is not possible to display it properly with the predent website software)

Andrew Mollet/Eric Froggatt

MRC Committee                                                                                                                         January 2016.

                                                                                     Experience and Competence

The following list of members are deemed by the Committee to be competent to decide if prevailing conditions are suitable to allow outings (either in total or for specific crews)

        James Allison                          Liz lewis

        Mike Butler                             Andrew Mollet

        Chris Cowburn                        Laurance Morgan

        Eric Froggatt                           Stephen Poole

        Nick Hartland                          Mark Stewart-Woods

        John Jenkins                           Sam Todd

        Jill Judd                                  Adrian Tulley

All members must respect the decisions made, which do not relieve individuals from making their own assessment whilst on the water.

(if none of the named members above are available to make decisions then be prepared to justify the prevailing criteria should you decide to go on the water!)