UYBC now has a flag system to assess river conditions and allow all club members to see the whether the river is safe for outings. The club will be using a 3 flag system popular with other boat clubs which clearly indicates: good conditions for all rowers (Green), changeable conditions which may stop novice rowers and small boats from boating unaccompanied (Orange) and un-rowable conditions where no crews are allowed on the water (Red).
The flag will appear on the safety pages of the website and will be checked daily and subsequently updated by the club’s safety advisor. Each orange/red flag will be accompanied by a brief explanation and also any restrictions to rowers such as ‘all crews must be accompanied by safety launches’.
Please check the flag before every outing.