Launches shall be operated only by members of the BCR coaching staff or as authorized by the boathouse manager and shall be operated in accordance with local and Maryland regulations.
Registration and licensing of launches and launch trailers shall be current and in accordance with Maryland regulations as a requisite for their use.
Operators of BCR launches born after 1 July 1972 shall obtain and carry a Maryland issued certificate of boating safety education.
Launch operators and passengers shall wear a PFD at all times when in the launch.
Launches shall be signed in and out by their operators in the provided launch sign-out logs. Entries required shall be launch number, date, time in and out, operator’s name, and cumulative time. Cumulative hours of launch use are used for preventative maintenance scheduling.
The launch operator shall be responsible for inspecting launch, engine, and fuel system prior to use and for reporting damage or issues at Repairs
Launch equipment kits containing (10) PFD, (1) bailer, (1) paddle, (1) first aid kit, (9) Mylar emergency blankets, (1) bow line, (1) air horn or whistle, (1) Type B-1 fire extinguisher, and (1) flashing night time signaling device, and (1) distress flag shall be checked in and out of dock-side storage by launch operators.
Launch equipment kits are paired with launch hulls according to identification number and shall only be used with their respective numbered hull.
The launch operator shall be responsible for inspecting contents of kits and reporting shortages or loss of required items when observed at Repairs
Fuel for launches shall not be stored in deck boxes.