What to Bring
Rowing out on Budd Inlet is possible throughout most of the year, hot/cold and rain/shine. The biggest barriers to safety are those that impact visibility such as fog and darkness. As such, rowers out on the water should be prepared for all sorts of weather. Here are some items to consider bringing out on the water for a row:

  • Close-fitting athletic clothing, preferably in a neon/bright/light color
  • Athletic shoes/sandals
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Phone in a waterproof bag

Traffic Pattern

OAR Safety Hazards

Weather Policy
Our policy related to rowing in various weather types (Cold, Fog, and Smoke) can be found here.

COVID-19 Policy
Our current COVID-19 management policy can be found here.

Policies & Procedures
Incident and damage reports are managed through a rower’s iCrew account.

Safety Tests
A part of our commitment to keep athletes safe is to make sure that they are able to perform basic safety maneuvers while out on the water. This includes a float test that while not required to participate, is highly encouraged.

All of our coaches, board of directors, and adult rowers are required to complete SafeSport training, which is focused on preventing misconduct & abuse and promoting the health and safety of all athletes. As such, these individuals are mandatory reporters.