- All steerers must be ADBC members in good standing unless they are either an invited coach or a guest steerer for a regatta.
- Any ADBC member is eligible for steering training after having paddled with ADBC for a minimum of 10 hours.
- ADBC will endeavor to hold weekend steering clinics every 3 to 4 weeks during the season. The training will be dependant on general conditions and having a crew of a minimum of 8 paddlers.
- Steering training will comprise a minimum of 10 hours of supervised steering under the guidance of an experienced steer person, followed by a minimum of 20 hours of steering practice under a variety of weather conditions and boat load prior to having sole control, subject to the coach’s assessment of their ability and having demonstrated an ability to master the Steering Skill Set as in the attached addendum.
- The ADBC Coaching and Steering Committee may amend the Steering Skill Set from time to time.
ADBC Steering Policy
The aim of this policy is to develop a rotation of steerers (also called helms), available for regular Annapolis Dragon Boat Club (‘ADBC’) practices and races in BCS, women and mixed categories.