In winter weather like we’ve been having lately, rowers need to follow “the 90 degree rule”:
90°F rule: The water and air temperature have to add up to at least 90°F for singles and pairs to go out. If the water is 50°F, that means the air has to be at least 40°F. If it is less than 90, all boats should have at least four oars (double, quad, four). When the combined temperature is above 90 degrees but still cold, when singles and pairs go out, they should row with a buddy. As you scull, stay within 100 meters of each other. The colder the water, the closer you stay. Make sure that you and your sculling buddy both understand the rescue and hypothermia first aid procedure.