Safety First for Dover Rowing Club

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Dover Rowing Club ran a full Capsize Drill on Saturday at Dover Leisure Centre for its members and our friends from Deal, Folkestone and Herne Bay Rowing Clubs. The importance of water safety was emphasised by Dover Captain Tony Burrows in his welcome speech before the rowers were divided into groups to participate a variety of different drills.

The event activities included:
• Recovery using throw line
• Treading water
• 100 metres swim
• Capsize and recovery
• Buddy rescue

Well done to everyone one that completed the Capsize Drill. Thanks go to all involved in organising and assisting in the event particularly Jacky Silk, Tony Burrows, Maria West-Burrows, Jo Johnston and the boys in the deep end Thomas Stothart and Chris Hall