Green flag - but beware

Date of Email18th Feb 2012Sent By:OURCs Secretary <secretary@ourcs[dot]org.uk>
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Dear all,

Anyone who was just out (including me) will know that it is very wet, very
windy, and hence very cold.

However, because the cross-winds weren't particularly strong, and crews
seemed to be coping with it fine, I'm keeping it green flag. However, you
must still make your own risk assessment for your particular circumstances.

Take note:

*Coxes
*Wrap up warm. As many layers as possible, and then a waterproof layer,
preferably one that is neck-tight. Then your lifejacket over that.

*Rowers*
As many thin layers as you can. A unisuit, leggings and tech. top is the
absolute minimum right now. Conditions for Torpids aren't expected to be
much better, so if you don't have the right kit, go and get some today.

*Water Safety Officers
*Ensure that you have several spare changes of clothes at the boathouse,
especially for Torpids next week. Rowers who get very wet lose heat very
fast, and the absolute priority is for them to remove all their wet clothes
and get dry.

Stay safe!

Phil McCullough
OURCs Secretary

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Dear all,

Anyone who was just out (including me) will know that it i= s very wet, very windy, and hence very cold.

However, because the cr= oss-winds weren't particularly strong, and crews seemed to be coping wi= th it fine, I'm keeping it green flag. However, you must still make you= r own risk assessment for your particular circumstances.

Take note:

Coxes
Wrap up warm. As many layers as possi= ble, and then a waterproof layer, preferably one that is neck-tight. Then y= our lifejacket over that.

Rowers
As many thin layers as yo= u can. A unisuit, leggings and tech. top is the absolute minimum right now.= Conditions for Torpids aren't expected to be much better, so if you do= n't have the right kit, go and get some today.

Water Safety Officers
Ensure that you have several spare chan= ges of clothes at the boathouse, especially for Torpids next week. Rowers w= ho get very wet lose heat very fast, and the absolute priority is for them = to remove all their wet clothes and get dry.

Stay safe!

Phil McCullough
OURCs Secretary
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