If you are the duty rower on an open row on Sunday's. Please could you go to the boat park for the first 20-30minutes and let non members know we are not rowing due to the weather conditions. We had a complaint that no one came on Sunday. People coming to try out are not able to access the forum. We can also try and put a note on the diary page.
I appreciate that these people row for free at the club's discretion. But it's best to try and give a positive club image.
I think we need an A board or a blackboard to put up saying rowing cancelled due to weather, external event, whatever... I shall keep my eyes open for one ...or even a set of standard words to bolt (?) to the gate ?
Great idea Andrew. For those of us that have a few miles to travel, it would be a nuisance to have to travel and hang around in bad weather for people who have not the sense to realise that being on the water in an open boat with unsuitable weather is not appropriate Lets face it, whoever turned up on Sunday in that pouring rain and strong wind and complained that they could not row may not be cutters material
Most people who are planning to come arrive at the advertised time. Later arrivals tend to be passers-by. Anyway, it would be unreasonable to expect the beachmaster to stay for the whole time in the rain...
I notice board would work very well and cover those who don't check the forum.
Surely a simply notice board worded,
There will be no rowing today due to weather conditions, beyond our safety limits.
Would suffice or similar.
Getting out of bed at 7 / 8 on a Sunday morning and having to drive, park and walk in to tell someone/s that it is too wet and windy for us to be be able to safely row, when it is chucking it down and blowing a gale seems bonkers to me.
Surely a post on the forum and a cancellation notice board will adequately cover everything comprehensively?
Still personally think writing it on bottom of where we advertise makes sense !!!
Well it would to me if I read it, but then I wouldn't turn up anyway if raining for a new experience thats not singing in the rain !!
As while they read about the invite to have a go they will also see that if weather bad please don't come, what is the point of someone turning up for ten minutes then going when they can still turn up within the hour advertised