Open for ‘Limited Use’

The Ontario Government introduced the Roadmap to Reopen on Thursday where they permitted boat clubs to open this weekend. The Barrie Rowing Club is taking this opportunity to open for recreational rowing starting Sunday May 23.

Sessions will be open to groups of five for members that are in good standing, including payment of fees and completion of registration documents. Once these items are complete members will be provided access to the Schedule Sign Out Sheet. For the next week (May 23-May 27) buddy boating will be permitted for adult rowers only.

The BRC Covid-19 Protocols have been revised to reflect the current three step plan and include the requirement for daily screening, the wearing of masks while on shore, and the need to wash boats and oars after rowing. Please note change rooms and showers  remain closed and washrooms are reserved for urgent use.

  • Learn to Row and Other Structured Programs – No programs or lessons are currently permitted. The rules allow recreational boating which can be done with a safety boat. This is the same as before the Stay-at-Home order. Training/coaching/instructing is not permitted.
  • Only singles are permitted at this timeDoubles are only permitted with household members (in addition to direct household members caregivers or an individual who lives alone can join one household group).
  • Gatherings – 5 people is the limit for any gathering, so if a group is standing in the parking lot, or on the dock talking, there cannot be more than 5 people in that group. More people can be using the facility as long as they are maintaining a 2m distance and are not together in any organized way. Be cautious with how this is communicated.

It is important to remember that the Stay-at-Home order is still in place and that individuals need to ensure they are following all the Regulations currently in effect in the province.

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Rowers tend to be passionate about their sport. The sensation of being able to propel a boat at speed through the water under one’s own power is exhilarating. It requires teamwork and concentration so that one is almost oblivious to the physical exertion employed. Rowing is a sport that can be enjoyed by all. You can start at any age, learn the technique quickly and improve on it for the rest of your life. To many it is more than a sport, teaching lessons for life:

Rowing also brings significant health benefits. It exercises all the major muscle groups through the full range of motion, involves no body contact or jarring of the joints, and improves both strength and cardiovascular performance. It attracts those looking for an enjoyable recreational activity as well as those looking for exciting competitive opportunities.