Resources

Rowing Resources


The web-links provided here are from outside organizations that are not affiliated with the South End Rowing Club. By clicking on a link, you will be re-directed to another website.



Jane Koegel savoring the view from one of our historic rowboats.
 



BAY MAPS

Nautical Map of SF Bay, NOAA Chart 18649:

http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/18649.shtml


TIDES AND CURRENTS

How to read tide tables:

“Tides and Currents.” By Geoffrey Smart, from Bay Area Sea Kayakers (BASK):

http://www.bask.org/articles/tech4_tides.html

(Website temporarily down, as of April 2015). 

2015 Current/Tide Table from UNR and NOAA: 
http://wolfweb.unr.edu/homepage/edc/tides/2015/sfbe_fr15.html


Tides and Currents Education Section from NOAA: 
http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/education.html


Visit the Bay Model in Sausalito: 
http://www.spn.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/BayModelVisitorCenter.aspx


WEATHER

For local wind and temperature, search for data updates from NOAA buoy, “Station FTPC1 – 9414290:”
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=ftpc1


NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
http://www.noaa.gov/


SAFETY 


“Safe Boating Hints for the San Francisco Bay,” from the California Division of Boating and Waterways:
http://www.dbw.ca.gov/Pubs/SFBay/SFBay.pdf

“Non-Motorized Boating in California,” Guidebook, from the California Division of Boating and Waterways:
http://www.dbw.ca.gov/Reports/N-M_Boating.aspx

Boating Safety Classes, from the California Division of Boating and Waterways:
http://www.dbw.ca.gov/BoaterInfo/BSCourses.aspx

Personal Floatation Devices (“PFDs” or “life jackets”): 
See more about PFD classifications and illustrations, here: 
Boat US: http://www.boatus.com/boattech/articles/pfd.asp
Coast Guard: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/cg5214/pfdselection.asp

“Navigation Rules: International – Inland,” published by the US Coast Guard. Available at boat retailers like West Marine, online, or click here for a free online copy (PDF file) from the Coast Guard:
http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/navRules/navrules.pdf


VESSEL TRAFFIC

Vessel Traffic Service (VTS), SF Bay, US Coast Guard: 
http://www.uscg.mil/d11/vtssf/

Live Ship Map based on AIS data, from MarineTraffic.com:
http://www.marinetraffic.com/


* Note, while this website offers a great visual, for the most up-to-date vessel traffic information it is recommended to instead listen to the Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) updates.


KNOTS 

Go to “Animated Knots” at “animatedknots.com." Here is the link for a demo on how to tie the “cleat hitch” or figure 8 knot, which we use most often for rowing, especially when docking: 
http://www.animatedknots.com/cleatvert/


LOCAL ROWING CLUBS

Open Water Rowing Center (Sausalito): 
http://owrc.com/

Lake Merritt Rowing Club (Oakland):
http://lakemerrittrowingclub.org/

BAWRA: Bay Area Whaleboat Rowing Association: 
http://www.bawra.org/

San Francisco Rowing Club at Lake Merced:
http://www.sfrowingclub.com

Marin Rowing Association (Greenbrae): 
http://www.marinrowing.org/

Traditional Small Craft Association (Sacramento): 
http://www.tsca.net/Sacramento/

Sea Scouts – Youth (SF):
http://www.sfbac.org/programs/seascouts

Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park (SF):
http://stowlakeboathouse.com/boats/


USA & INTERNATIONAL ROWING

US Rowing’s Directory of Clubs:
http://www.usrowing.org/DomesticRowing/Organizations/FindAClub.aspx

Center for the Wooden Boat, Seattle, WA: 
A great place to rent a wooden boat for the day, and row on Lake Union: 
http://cwb.org

South End’s sister club in London – Dittons Skiff and Punting Club:
http://dittons.org.uk/

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