The Tideway is a dangerous place and needs to be treated with respect. Life jackets are not provided for scullers taking part in the course, because of the nature of the sport, but there are coaches and safety launches on hand. One of the course pre-requisites is that you have to be able to swim 200 metres in light clothing. There are a few simple rules that you need to know if you fall in (as most beginners do), and your coach will go over these prior to going on the water. It is sensible to wash your hands after an outing and before eating.
Last updated on December 20, 2016 by The Editor