Launching and landing hundreds of boats in a four-hour window takes considerable coordination​.

Your cooperation is critical to ensure all boats and crews participate in this event safely.

Attendance at the Coaches & Coxswains meeting at 6:00am on Sunday morning is MANDATORY. 

In advance, take a moment to review some of the important rules for the day:

  • Do not use Parking Lot E-8 to rig or prep your boats. This lot should remain CLEAR AT ALL TIMES so that we can conduct safety checks and maneuver boats to-and-from the UW dock.

  • Do not leave oars on the dock unattended unless you are immediately launching. Oars are a tripping hazard, as are shoes and other equipment. Make sure your support team collects all crew gear from docks after launching.

  • Do affix your bow numbers to your boats prior to entering the launching area. You will not proceed to the dock without a bow number.

  • Do ensure your boats adhere to USRowing regulations for tie-downs and bow ball security.

  • Do bring your boats to the launching area BOW-FIRST. We do not have room at the dock to spin boats prior to launching.

  • Do have your coxswains lead their boats from the bow so that dockmasters can give them instructions.

  • Do launch and land your boats in an expedient manner. Unless there is a safety or equipment problem, boats should be launched and recovered swiftly.

HOT-SEATING: If you are hot-seating your boat or crew members at Conibear,  you need to pick up a RED hot-seat card at the Coaches & Coxswains meeting. This card should be held up visibly as your boat approaches the dock for landing so that dockmasters can see it. They will then prioritize your landing and direct you to the appropriate dock.