L E O   B L O C K L E Y   M E M O R I A L   C A M P A I G N
Foundation for Rowing Education logo
Cold Water Survival
Hypothermia Guidelines
Buoyancy Tests
Accident Database
Retro-fitting Guidelines
FISA Safety Recommendations
RoSPA Safety Review

Swamping Safety Database

Details of incident 28

Swamping record

back to listing

Date March 2002
Location Tideway (Women’s Head of the River Race) London, UK
Water Temperature  
Boat(s) involved 8+s
Boat Construction  
Outcome Rescued 
Description Chaotic situation when race preparations overtaken by forecast bad weather, causing cancellation with most crews afloatAt least one crew in a non-buoyant boat was swamped and sank. One janousek swamped, swept under Putney Pier & damaged. Others swamped & beached. A swamped Janousek was rowed to safety.

© Copyright 2001-2011 Leo Blockley Memorial Campaign. Website by Alex Taylor and Caroline Smith [ 1244918 visitors ]