Baltimore Rowing offers three levels of bow certification for those who wish to use club equipment for un-coached sessions or at regattas. Applicants must be a member in good standing, 18 years of age or over.
Applying for Certification
Certification is granted by the Certification Committee, a three member board made up of one member not enrolled in a coached program, one member enrolled in a coached program, and a member of the coaching staff. Together these three individuals are responsible for reviewing applications and also for hearing reports of safety violations or mistreatment of equipment or negligence.
Applicants may be certified on each of the above requirements by any of the senior Coaching Staff, or by members of the Certification Committee. This can be done through an online google doc system, or by way of the bow certification book, with signatures and dates. This logbook is to be kept in the boathouse, stored near the logbook station. Once each of the requirements has been met, the Certification Committee will approve or deny any application within ten days. Newly certified rowers will be provided with a list of club shells that may then be rowed based on experience, weight, and other factors.
For more information on the bow certification process, please contact Baltimore Community Rowing at:
*Baltimore Rowing does not afford Bow-Certification privileges to rowers under 18 years of age. Junior rowers may, however, with coaches approval, use club singles at regattas.