Competition organisers

When arranging any competition or event you have a duty of care towards those taking part, including spectators.

You must do everything within your power to reduce or eliminate loss, injury or damage to others and you may be held legally liable if you fail to do so.

British Rowing requires the competition or event to be safe and operating at low levels of risk. All competitions or events need to provide a safety plan, welfare plan and risk assessment to conform to the requirements of the insurance provided.

  • Combined Liability Insurance (also known as Third Party Insurance) - cover has been arranged to protect the organisers of British Rowing affiliated regattas and processional races, as well as those regattas that are compliant with British Rowing Rules, Rowsafe and are individually approved by British Rowing. This will protect the organisers and organising committee against the cost of a claim made against you following injury to someone else or damage to their property. Cover is provided up to a maximum limit of £10million.
  • Personal Accident Insurance - all members of British Rowing are provided with Personal Accident benefits, which apply whilst competing in competitions. 

What does this mean to you as a competition organiser?

If you are a club arranging a competition that is separate from British Rowing, protection for this should be included under your club's insurance policy. 

Details of the British Rowing events calender can be found on the British Rowing website.

For frequently asked questions, please click here.  

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