Gloucester Rowing Club has policy documents outlining the rules for navigation on the Gloucester-Sharpness canal, but because they are currently being updated, this page provides a summary of these rules which need to be applied for anyone boating from Gloucester Boathouse. Reference documentation on safety-related topics can be found on the British Rowing Website.
The purpose of the guidance here is to describe protocols for safe rowing on the canal. Rowing is not an extreme sport i.e. you don't do it for the adrenaline rush of simply stepping in to the boat. This guidance hopes to keep it that way by interacting safely, consistently and clearly with other users.