|How to Start Rowing
South End boats may only be rowed by cleared, trained members of the South End Rowing Club.
South End boats are not available to the public, nor are they available for rent.
For questions on how to be cleared to row, contact the:
Rowing Commissioner firstname.lastname@example.org or the
Boathouse Captain email@example.com
London Sister Club
The South End’s official London area rowing sister club is the Dittons Skiff and Punting Club, located along the River Thames. We keep the framed letter of our sister club agreement with Dittons in the South End boathouse, located above the logbook.
Read more about punting and skiffing on the Dittons Club website, here: http://dittons.org.uk.
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.
Nautical Map of SF Bay, NOAA Chart 18649:
TIDES AND CURRENTS
Tides and Currents Education Section from NOAA:
Visit the Bay Model in Sausalito:
For local wind and temperature, search for data updates from NOAA buoy, “Station FTPC1 – 9414290:”
“Safe Boating Hints for the San Francisco Bay,” from the California Division of Boating and Waterways:
“Non-Motorized Boating in California” Guidebook, from the California Division of Boating and Waterways:
Boating Safety Classes, from the California Division of Boating and Waterways:
Personal Floatation Devices (“PFDs” or “life jackets”):
“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:
Vessel Traffic Service (VTS), SF Bay, US Coast Guard:
Live Ship Map based on AIS data, from 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.
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:
LOCAL ROWING CLUBS
Open Water Rowing Center (Sausalito):
Lake Merritt Rowing Club (Oakland):
BAWRA: Bay Area Whaleboat Rowing Association:
San Francisco Rowing Club at Lake Merced:
Marin Rowing Association (Greenbrae):
Traditional Small Craft Association (Sacramento):
Center for the Wooden Boat, Seattle, WA:
South End’s sister club in London – Dittons Skiff and Punting Club:
Accounting and Reimbursement