A few years ago, we sat down with the Potomac River Safey Committee, TBC’s management and representatives of some of PBC and agreed upon one thing: Don’t complete any speedwork on the DC side of the TBC bend. In a nutshell, don’t go blazing by their dock.
In the summer we have a lot of novices trying out singles from TBC. As much as they are told the rules of the river, we have to treat those rowers like the weekend paddleboarders and kayakers: they aren’t remembering traffic rules. It does not make it okay but to keep ourselves safe, we agreed that we go around that bend with caution.
This is a time to remind since the singles are still out there and the college programs are starting back up. It isn’t worth the injury to the boats and the rowers.