New Rules and Proceedures for 2020, Ready Fully before signing up!
-Cloth Face Coverings or Surgical Masks which cover your nose and mouth are mandatory; on the CBC Campus, on the water when six (6) ft social distance cannot be maintained, when participating in other AMHS activities when six (6) ft social distance cannot be maintained.
-Crews must “gather” (maintain social distancing) by the parking lot gate before entering the CBC campus and proceed to the boats in an orderly manner as a distanced group. If arriving early, wait for the entire crew before entering the CBC campus. Please use the parking lot. Please arrive on-time or early!
-If you are not feeling well, have a fever, or have been experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19), or have been around someone who has, stay home. Follow CDC and LBH quarantine and/or testing protocols before participating in any AMHS event or activity.
-Wash or sanitize your hands before arriving or participating in an event or activity and after participating in an event or activity.
-All participants must practice social distancing to the greatest extent possible, this means maintaining six (6) ft between individuals whenever possible. Avoid forming tight groups.
-No hugs, handshakes, high-fives, fist bumps, elbow bumps, etc.
-Cover coughs and sneezes with the crook of your elbow. Wash or sanitize your hands after coughing or sneezing whenever possible.
-If you become sick, experience COVID-19 Symptoms, or test positive for COVID-19 after participating in an AMHS event you must notify your Coxswain, skipper, or boat steerer so that we may inform the other crew members. Your identity will be kept confidential if desired.
-No Bow Riders or other unnecessary crew.
AMHS keeps two authentic, Azorean Whaleboats docked at Community Boating Center (1641 Padanaram Ave., New Bedford) for the summer season. These boats are 40 feet long, made entirely of wood, and carry a boat steerer (coxswain) with 6 rowers.
If you would like to participate in an open row, please sign up for the open row time slots that you are available and can commit to. Slots are added often and will be filled on a 1st come 1st serve basis. If there are particular days/times that work better for you, please let us know and we will try our best to accommodate open row time slots that work best for those who are interested. Depending upon weather conditions and the number of people signed up for a row, the coxswain will determine whether or not a row must be canceled (typically by 5pm the evening before).
Waivers & Dues
For anyone who is looking to experience a row on one of our Azorean whaleboats for the 1st time, you can do so free of charge! An individual can row or sail up to a total of 2 times before being required to become a member and pay boat dues. All individuals must sign a joint AMHS CBC Waiver before getting on our boats (AMHS CBC Joint Waiver). You can save time by signing the waiver ONLINE ahead of time. If you are not able to complete it online, extra paper forms are located in the lock box at the dock. All coxes will verify passengers have signed a waiver before taking any passengers out on the boats.
-Check your email (inbox and SPAM) for updates before leaving the house.
-Please be 10-15 minutes early, boats should be leaving the dock at the scheduled time to maximize time on the water!
-If you are not able to make it to a row that you have signed up for, please provide at least 24 hours notice so that the slot can be filled by someone else.
-If you can sign the AMHS CBC Joint Waiver online ahead of time it’s a big help
-Please bring a bottle of water, hat/sunglasses, and a pair of gloves are recommended.
-Please let me know if you have any questions. See you on the water!
Ryan Dwelly, Water Activities Committee Chair
Lara Harrington, Water Activities Committee
Lisa Lemeuix, Water Activities Committee