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Supervising 
Non Steer-certed members

The steer-cert process only works when non steer-certed members are able to practice the theory of steering on the Tideway. Coaches and experienced steer-certed members are able to supervise non steer-certed members. Anyone supervising must remember that they are taking responsibility for the safety and correct navigation of the non steer-certed boat(s).

The following guidelines are to be followed:

  • The launch or boat supervising must be in close proximity to the non steer-crews boat(s) at all times

  • One steer-certed person in a single can supervise one non steer-certed person in a single

  • One experienced steer-certed person in a single can supervise two non steer-certed people in two singles, if they have both passed their theory test and are close to being able to apply for a practical test.

  • One steer-certed person in the stroke seat of a double can take the responsibility for steering a boat with a non steer certed person in the bow seat of the same double.

  • A coach or experienced steer-certed person in a launch may supervise more than one non steer-certed steered boat, but only if those boats are of a similar speed, remain within hearing distance and there is a maximum of:

    • Four singles

    • Three doubles/pairs

    • Two fours/quads. Two fours should only be considered if at least one four has a steer-certed person in the two seat (coxless) or in the bow seat (coxed)

    • One eight

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