New safety system

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.

Safety advisor