On-Your-Own Practical Exam
Saturday, Oct. 28th at 8 a.m.
Note, This process to take 2 hours start to finish, but it may take longer depending on the athletes.
Athlete’s will take the exam in either a training single or a racing single, their choice.
The athletes will be provided the following list before the exam and they will be asked to perform the following skills:
On-Your-Own Practical Exam:
- Demonstrate knowledge of port and starboard
- Sign out the shell in the log book
- Put out a pair of slings if needed
- Carry appropriate oars down blades first
- Properly remove boat from racks (without the riggers or shell touching anything)
- Place shell in slings
- Check equipment for safe operation and loose parts
- Properly carry boat to the water
- Properly place boat in the water (and get oars without losing the shell)
- Place oars in oarlocks correctly, without stepping on tracks
- Demonstrate properly getting into the shell
- Move away from the beach using the proper course pattern (staying away from the mooring field)
- Row with control and safety
- Maintain correct course while rowing continuously (looking ahead every 5-10 strokes to check course)
- Demonstrate the ability to turn the boat 360 degrees, both clockwise and counterclockwise
- Demonstrate the ability to make a emergency stop (bring the shell to a complete stop on the water)
- Demonstrate the ability to scull the shell backwards
- Flipping or fall out of the shell
- Demonstrate the ability to paddle using the flipped shell as a float
- Demonstrate the ability to attempt to get back into the shell after flipping
- Under coaching instruction and supervision, rower to flip from single shell, attempt to re-enter shell from water, and row. This exercise is for instructional purposes only. Successful re-entry is not required.
- If the athlete is unable to get back into the shell, they will need to paddle their shell over to the shore and re-enter their shell by the shoreline.
- Return to the beach using the proper course pattern (along shore, without disrupting landing or launching crews)
- Row the shell near the beach, parallel to the shore unassisted (without the shell touching the beach)
- Remove the oars and close oarlocks at the beach
- Properly remove boat from the water and carry it to the boathouse and place in slings unassisted
- Carry oars up blades first and place in oar washing rack
- Wash and wipe shell, wipe tracks, open vents, and wash oars
- Return the shell without allowing the riggers or hull to touch anything
- Return the oars to the proper rack
- Log the shell back into the logbook
Administer: Coach Mike Wagner