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2019 Safety Documents



The Cuyahoga River is a working river. Traffic ranges from multi-ton, 650-foot lake freighters carrying 25,000 tons of iron ore to single rowers in featherweight, fragile racing shells. For their own protection, rowers must understand and comply with federal and state law and regulations on the water as well as adhere to all rules and procedures outlined in our Safety Manual (SaM). This safety code helps us:

  • Conduct safe operations by establishing critical procedures necessary to operate equipment safely and by identifying potential hazards on the water.
  • Coordinate multiple rowing organizations and programs. Our rowing facilities get lots of use and can get congested. At busy times, the actions of one group affect everyone else. The rules enable us all to operate in a managed, predictable, coordinated manner.
  • Reduce losses due to negligence and ignorance. Following our rules minimizes property damage, losses, and maximizes safety on/off the water.

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SQL/CQL Safety Review

2019 Dates
Saturday, February 16 @ 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, February 17 @ 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, February 20 @ 7:00 p.m.    Thursday, February 21 @ 7:00 p.m.

SQL/CQL Testing: If you would like to take a safety exam, please contact one of the members of the Safety Committee to set up a date. A list of Safety Committee members and email addresses can be found on the Board/Committee page. Any additional safety questions, please contact Kirk Lang at clevelandrowing@gmail.com

Cleveland Rowing Foundation Members