Safety

Please report any and all damage to equipment here. Failure to report damage may result in revocation of equipment privileges.

These are the current Rules of the River, including traffic pattern and right of way.

Vesper adheres to the USRowing guidelines for SafeSport. Compliance info, training materials, and inquiry forms are here.

This is a method for submitting safety concerns and rule violations.


Velocity

Use caution if rowing when the river velocity is in excess of 12,000cfs.
Rowing is PROHIBITED when the river velocity is in excess of 18,000cfs.


Height

The Vesper Boat Club will flood when the river height is in exceess of 11ft. Members may be asked to assist with preparing for—and cleaning up after—flooding.


Temperature

Use caution if rowing when the air temperaure is below 32F.
The four-oar rule will be enforced—no club 1x or 2- may be used unless escorted by a coaching launch, which is in visual contact—when the combined water temperature and air temperature is below 90F.


Schuylkill River Traffic Pattern

This map illustrates the correct, non-race-day traffic pattern for rowing on the Schuylkill River. Bridge arches with a RED X are off-limits at all times. Bridge arches with a YELLOW X may be used, if necessary, with extreme caution.