The purpose of a Level 2 checkout is to demonstrate that a rower can confidently and safely handle equipment on and off the water in addition to their ability to responsibly conduct themselves as a recreational rower.

Coaches will take into account the rower’s judgement and ability to act safely on and off the water as well as their general attitude toward the sport and other members.

A member checked out for Level 2 sculling can expect to continue participating with coached programs and to take out shells for recreation. Level 2 scullers can row at their leisure and on their own schedule, but are encouraged to row in doubles and small groups.

Members with recreational intentions need NOT pursue a Level 3 checkout.

Level 2  Sculling Checkout Requirements


Properly carry the shell to the dock and set it in the water.
If you are not able to carry it by yourself, then you must always have a helper


Demonstrate control when getting in the boat and pushing off the dock.


Steer to port and starboard while rowing.


Row in a steady line at a high rate and power.


Demonstrate the ability to row at a high rate/high power, low rate/high power, and low rate/low power while checking course.


Hold water to stop the shell, then back for at least 5 strokes.


Turn 360 degrees to port and starboard using both blades.


Demonstrate stability while rowing and looking over your shoulder to check your course.


Adjust the foot stretchers while on the water.


Properly dock the single between two other shells (or objects). 
May use plastic chairs ~35 ft apart, laying on the dock with legs sticking out over the water.


Clean the shell and carefully put it away.


Remove the seat and replace it.


Loosen the tracks, then adjust and tighten them again.


Demonstrate that you can remove and replace the foot stretcher.


Demonstrate rigging and de-rigging the shell.


Answer at least 10 questions correctly on the written test.

Note: Items in red indicate new skills to be tested.