We want you to have a fun and safe regatta and to that end, the following safety measures have been put into effect to help assure a successful experience for you here in Seattle.
First Aid: First aid and/or medical emergencies will be provided by Medic One which will be located at the finish line at Conibear Shellhouse.
On-Water Emergencies: All crews have been provided with a copy of the Athlete Safety and Shell Re-entry Plan in their registration packets. In addition, all launch driver, referees, Harbor Patrol and key regatta personnel have received a copy of the Race Day Protocol Safety Plan. Along the course there are seven (7) pull-out areas and seven (7) emergency areas identified. Further details will be covered at the coach/coxswain meeting.
The Seattle Harbor Patrol will have three (3) boats located at the start area in Lake Union, the waterway in Portage Bay and at the east end of Montlake Cut in Union Bay.
All regatta personnel will have access to the regatta phone system for constant communication in case of an emergency.
Course Decision: Depending on weather conditions, it will be decided by regatta officials on the morning of racing at the coach/coxswain meeting which course will be used. Please refer to the regatta map in your registration packets. All decisions will be in consideration for athlete safety.
Attire: Seattle weather in early to mid-November is typically very wet and cold so it is best to dress in layers and bring a change of clothing. Remember to plan for all weather conditions. As an athlete on the water it is highly recommended that you bring a jacket or fleece, hat and long pants in the boat with you (plastic bags work wonders!) and don’t be afraid to use your extra clothing! Use common sense and dress appropriately!