Because it is very difficult and dangerous, never land on the dock with the current; instead, approach the dock against the current. Since you will be rowing in the wrong, that is the downstream, rowing channel when you’re docking that way, use extreme caution and cross the river as close to the dock, that is as far upstream, as possible – do not row in front of the park – see diagrams below. It is the responsibility of all crew members to pay attention to the boat’s position with respect to the dock when approaching the dock to land. Do not rely exclusively on your coxswain, too many boats have been run up on the dock that way.

Traffic Pattern for Docking

Docking  Click image to enlarge it.

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