When the club competes at regattas and head races it has to transport its boats to the host venue. This involves participating crews derigging their boats and carrying them (along with all oars, seats, trestles etc), to the club trailer that is located off the island. Great care has to be taken when doing this as boat transportation is the number one cause of damage to club fleets.
Post event all boats and equipment need to be returned to the clubhouse.
If you sign up to racing you are also signing up to the less glamourous work of trailering. It is very poor form to not make yourself available to this essential pre and post race activity.
How to tie down a boat
How to load the trailer
It is common for multiple crews from different squads to all compete at the same event. Space on the trailer will often be at a premium so it is imperitive that loading is done efficiently and as instructed. Each crew will be responsible for its allocated boat, blades and associated equipment. A trailer plan will be provided to crews instructing them where to position each boat or hull section. Make sure not equipment is left behind.
Blades, seats, riggers and equipment will be stored neatly at the base of the trailer with hulls stored on the racks above.
Photo of trailer plan