Club Safety Advisor: Steve Draper.

Contact details: 11 Verwood Drive, Binstead, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 3SL.

Telephone: 01983 274056. Mobile: 07783 350776.



Ryde Rowing Club has a zero tolerance for anyone being harmed as a result of our members’ participation in the sport.

We believe that harm is not an inevitable consequence of our activities and that incidents that cause harm can be avoided. We will strive to provide an environment in which the sport can be practiced safely and enjoyably by our members. We will guide and lead our members in a way that fulfils these aims.

We recognize that our members have primary responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others. The Club, through its Officers and Committee, will encourage safe practice having due regard for the guidance provided by British Rowing in RowSafe.

The Club has safety rules that it expects its members to respect; these can be found on the Safety Notice Boards at the Appley Park Clubhouse at Ryde and the Boathouse at the Folly and can be downloaded from this page - scroll down.

Complying with these rules will help to prevent harm. The Club is also committed to learn from the incidents it becomes aware of and will share this information to help others in the sport to learn too. We are committed to make appropriate use of British Rowing’s Incident Reporting System.

Members are invited to refer any questions and concerns, relating to safety, to the Club’s Rowing Safety – Steve Draper or his deputy Steve Bull.

Ryde Rowing Club is affiliated to British Rowing and the Hants & Dorset Amateur Rowing Association and as such is obliged to follow the recommendations of their Safety guidance which includes the need to report all safety related incidents.

Ryde Rowing Club BR Club Safety Audits including the Club and Event Risk Assessments are stored in the Clubs British Rowing Google Drive Folder that can be accessed here.

If you are involved in a Safety related incident while performing a club activity, either on land or on the water, you must immediately advise the Clubs Safety Adviser Steve Draper (contact details can be found at the top of this page). You should also complete a British Rowing Safety Incident report on line. This can be accessed here

Club Safety Policy, Emergency Action Plan and Risk Assessments Downloads: