Small Boat Rowing

Qualifying for the use of the club’s small boats

Rowers must pass a Flip Test, demonstrating the ability to remove a boat from the rack, transport it to the water, properly launch and row the boat, flip the boat, and get back into it while still in deep water. Demonstration of knowledge of available equipment, safety practices, and suggested rowing routes may also be required.  Cost = $25

Rowers are only qualified to row the type of boat in which they successfully performed the flip test, or larger.  If a rower has qualified to row a double, that rower is not qualified to row a single, but could row in a quad.

Rowing Independently in a Club Boat

  • Fill out the Logbook with time, boat and rower’s name(s) prior to taking out the boat
  • Be aware of the weather before you leave the shore.
  • Row when at least one other rower is on the water.  If taking out a single when no one else is on the water, please let someone know what your plans are and have a planned time to call in upon return.
  • You are responsible for knowing the rowing venue.  Do not row near the waterskiing slalom course.
  • Wear at least one article of high visibility clothing.
  • Lights are required for all boats on the water during dawn and dusk, and in the dark.
  • Refer to the Small Boat Policy for other information on Safety and Procedures for sculling independently.

Please Note: Privately owned boats and oars are NOT available to club members.  

Registration and Fees for Using Small Boats

All rowers qualifying for the small boat program must be a current member.  Annual dues, a registration form and US Rowing membership are required.  Signing and submitting the Small Boat Policy Form is required prior to signing out any boats.

Club charges in a club boat are as follows:

Annual:      $150
Monthly:    $ 50
Weekly:     $ 30
Daily:         $ 20

Payment must be received in advance.  Make checks payable to Lake Sunapee Rowing Club and mail to:

PO Box 287
New London, NH 03257

Scullers are responsible for any damage occurring while using the boat.   All boats are insured on LSRC’s equipment policy with a deductible of $250.  Users will be responsible for the deductible if damage is caused by negligence.

Small Boat Rowing Course – Georges Mills

If you will be signing out club singles or doubles or using your own shell from the Georges Mills Beach, please familiarize yourself with the map for the Small Boat Rowing Course.