Open Row is an opportunity for LOCR masters to row during specified times in addition to the normal Monday, Wednesday and Friday scheduled practice sessions. Typically occurring during sanctioned Learn to Row (LTR) sessions, there are specific guidelines that must be followed in order for an LOCR masters rower to participate in an Open Row opportunity.
A rower looking to participate in Open Row must be cleared by the Head Masters Coach.
The rower must demonstrate the ability to row efficiently and independently without direct coach supervision.
A rower who has just completed Level 2 LTR may not participate in Open Row unless accompanied by more experienced rowers in a team boat such as a double or a quad.
Only rowers cleared by the Head Coach will be allowed to row a single during Open Row times.
Only rowers cleared by the Head Coach will be allowed to row out of sight during Open Row times.
Open Row sessions only take place once a LTR class has transitioned to the water. For Level 2 LTR, that is the second class, and for Level 1 LTR that is the 3rd or 4th class.
There will be a binder in the coaches area of the boathouse that will act as a sign in and sign out list for all Open Row participants. Each rower shall fill out the binder with the following information:
Boatmates (If applicable)
Direction traveling (up or down river)
Open Row sessions are up to the discretion of the LTR coach on duty. If the coach for any reason communicates that they are not comfortable having masters rowers out on the water in addition to their own LTR class, Open Row will not be permitted.
Before heading out onto the water, you must communicate with the LTR coach on duty about the boundaries you are allowed to row within, and the recommended direction you travel. The coach on duty should be able to see you at all times! If you row too far away from the line of sight of the coach, you must turn around and row back to that specified area. If you can’t see the coach, they can’t see you.
The LTR class taking place has priority over equipment and dock space. Please do not interfere with the launching or docking of the LTR class, and be respectful of the equipment needs.
Open Row is only available during sanctioned LTR class times. It not available during youth rowing or when there is no coaching launch on the water.
Failing to to abide by these guidelines, including logging in/out, may revoke your Open Row privileges.