Riverside Boat Club is pleased to assist the racing series on the Charles by allowing out of town crews and even hometown crews to launch from RBC docks.
Dock access to the Charles is limited and we are happy to help when we can. However, we have had several incidents in the past few years that have compromised the safety and best interests of the club. Trailers and cars have been parked on the grass causing damage to parkland, lack of controlled access has lead to thefts and our members are often inconvenienced by having to wait for crews to clear out of the boathouse at the end of the day. It is our hope to avoid these problems.
First, on any given race day a maximum of three colleges/clubs will be allowed to launch from RBC docks. This will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis.
Second, we require a Visiting Crew Agreement signed by the coach of each crew and a $50.00 fee for each school each time Riverside is used as a launch site.
Third, In an effort to help keep all Charles River Users safe please make sure your coxswains are familiar with the Charles River bridge arches, River Traffic and Rules. Pay particular attention to the Powerhouse Stretch/Western Ave and River Street Bridges section of River Rules between Labor Day and Thanksgiving.
Please submit a Visiting Crew Agreement to which you and any crew you host must adhere, to row out of Riverside Boat Club for any races or practices. Once the agreement is submitted you must be given written permission to launch from the captain. If you are the host school for a race it is your obligation to see that any crew participating in your race has contacted me and understands they must also supply the signed agreement and check. Failure to do so will result in restriction from dock use.
Thank you for your cooperation with these guidelines. Please contact the Captain if you have any questions. Good luck with your racing.
Riverside Boat Club