British Rowing is the controlling authority of all the rowing clubs and rowing schools across UK, and all the rowing clubs & schools should follow certain rules and regulations created by British Rowing to ensure the safety and security of people indulging in rowing. One of such regulations imposed by British Rowing on all the rowing schools and clubs is the usage of Club Codes.
What are Club Codes?
Club Codes are nothing but a three lettered unique code assigned by British Council to each and every rowing school and rowing club across the nation. All the boats used by the schools and clubs should carry this code along with a three digit fleet number on the starboard sax boards of their boats without fail. There are some certain rules about using club codes in the boats and here is a list of some of the most important rules to be followed by all the rowing clubs.
· Club Code and Fleet Number: Club code is a three lettered code assigned by British Rowing to all the clubs, whereas the fleet numbers are three digit numbers assigned to registered boats by the clubs themselves.
· Visibility: The Club code assigned by the British Rowing, along with a three digit fleet number decided, should be made visible on all the row bats without fail. The font used should be Sans Serif and the height should be a minimum of 6cms. This should be printed on both vertical surfaces of all the boats in a contrasting and clearly visible colour.
· Availability: All the clubs should maintain an up to date record of all the boats registered to their club along with individual club codes/fleet numbers of all those boats.
· Private Boats: Even private boats should carry the club code and fleet number of the club under which the owner of the craft is registered, and the data should be made available along with the information of other club owned boats. When the members change clubs, the club code and fleet number should be changed before the boat is taken for a ride again.