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Current Safety Rowing Level:  BLACK

11/7/21: Docks Closed. No Club Boats available until spring 2022. Safety Level BLACK

Set according to Safety Matrix

Safety Level History

Weather - MRC Weather Station


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Rowing Safety Information

The Minneapolis Rowing Club maintains a set of Rules and Regulations that encourage and enforce a safe rowing environment at our home club/course and while visiting other locations.

It is expected that all MRC rowers, their guests and visitors, be familiar with the traffic pattern and follow all recommended safety procedures.

MRC Incident Report

To report safety/boat related incidents at MRC.   Examples are:  A boat flipped, a boat hit the deadhead or structure, two boats hit each other, an injury occurred at the boathouse.

Please fill form out HERE.

SafeSport Incident Report

Minneapolis Rowing Club (MRC) is committed to providing a safe environment for all. If you’ve experienced bullying, harassment, hazing, emotional misconduct, physical misconduct, or sexual misconduct, including child sexual abuse, at MRC or club events, we’d like to know about it in order to address it, if possible This form will be sent to members of the SafeSport Committee for further review. 

Please fill form out HERE

Reference Documents:
USRowing SafeSport Handbook

MRC Code of Conduct

Covid-19 Procedures

MRC Covid-19 procedures HERE

Safety Matrix

MRC has established a safety matrix outlining the various conditions of the Mississippi River and what rowing is allowed.
See  Safety Matrix 2021-05

Lake Rowing Safety

MRC may use alternative rowing locations that are lake based.  MRC has safety guidelines for lake conditions.
See Lake Rowing Safety-2021

Emergency Action Plan

See Emergency Action Plan   

MRC Safety Manual

MRC Safety Manual PDF of Safety Manual w/Appendices - 2021-05

MRC Safety Manual Web

Low Light Rowing

MRC  Low Light Policy 2021

When is Sunrise/Sunset Times

USRowing Safety Video and Coast Guard Cold Water Video

USRowing publishes an important/mandatory viewing safety video HERE

Coast Guard Cold Water safety video/Boot camp HERE


Mississippi-MRC river maps and traffic patterns


MRC rows in the Mississippi Gorge area.  From Lower St. Anthony Lock and Dam to Ford Dam/Lock #1.

View Google Earth tour RIVER TOUR HERE

(FYI: uses Google WebGL, your browser/firewall may block)

Club Administrator: Jen Sowins,, 612-469-7999
Mailing Address: PO Box 583102, Minneapolis, MN 55458
Physical Address: 2968 West River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55406, 612-729-1541

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