Boat Allocation, Equipment and Activities

Boat allocations and decisions regarding coaching/supervision are at the discretion of the Captain. All members must abide by the decision of the Captain and may be asked to show a sufficient proficiency before being allowed out in a single scull/other boats unsupervised.

At peak times there can be a heavy demand on equipment and members are requested to show degree of flexibility in this regard.

There is a booking system in place via the Captain and all enquiries must go through the Captain or a designated officer, in the Captain’s absence. Private boats are not to be racked in the boathouse. Members should always obtain permission first from the Captain or a designated officer, in the Captain’s absence.

In addition members should be mindful to take care of all equipment used and wipe down boats after use. Any boat damage or equipment breakage must be reported to the Captain immediately.

While the club is principally aimed at the non-competitive side to rowing, it offers internal competition vis-à-vis a sculling ladder and an in-house erg league. In addition the club hosts a number of “home” regattas every year which bring the competitive streak out!

The club has the use of a number of ergs in the erg loft which are available to use Monday to Wednesday 6.30 to 9 pm and 11 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday. Inquiries can be made via the Captain. Again openings hours will increase when the evenings lengthen and members will be able to row on the river during the week as well.

From January the club will launch an in-house virtual challenge for members seeking to ‘row’ from Ireland to Wales which will replicate the Celtic Challenge (www.celtic-challenge.org.uk). The total distance is 90 nautical miles or 166,680 metres so get erging! Anyone taking part should notify the Captain along with their metres. The Captain will update results weekly. Prizes of club T-shirts are on offer for the first five members across the line!

On offer as well are specialised ‘erg-fit’ classes which are held on Monday, and Wednesday evenings at 7.15 pm. These classes run for approximately 50 mins/a hour and cost €5 per session. Classes will incorporate an element of fitness, technique and some training tips with warm-up, warm down and stretching. Places are limited so bookings must be made via the Captain. Please note that during these times ergs are not available for general use. It is recommended that members attend at least one of the sessions in order to get training regarding proper technique.