FRC Rules & Guidelines

Frisco Rowing Center (FRC) at Lake Dillon


FRC members who do not follow rules and policies risk having their rowing privileges suspended by the Board.

Member Rules

  • Pay this year’s membership fees
  • Complete an application
  • Sign waiver
  • Safety Checklist signed off
  • Volunteer a minimum of 10 hours per year

Demonstrate that they

  • Know boating safety rules
  • Carry the boat safely
  • Know how to get back in the boat. Flip Session recommended.
  • If you cannot get back into the boat, you should climb on top of the upturned boat and swim with the boat to shore.

Member Guest rowers

Member guests may use FRC boats depending on their ability and experience. The guest must follow club rules and traffic patterns.


Safety is always paramount! Anyone observing an unsafe condition should speak up. Use Common sense!!

Follow the traffic pattern. A map of the traffic pattern is located at our tent. The traffic pattern is our number one safety rule to prevent collisions.

Be aware of your surroundings: FRC shares the water and docks with a lot of beginner boaters, kayakers, stand up paddlers and vacationers who have rented boats from the Marina. They may be unaware that our boats move quickly.

Weather Precautions


If you can see lightning, DO NOT LAUNCH. HEAD BACK TO the marina IMMEDIATELY. If lightning starts before you can get back, pull into the nearest shore and wait it out.


The wind is one of our major weather hazards. Early morning hours tend to be calm, with the wind tending to increase midmorning.  The wind can come up quickly and often without much warning. Check wind projections at this website:

Cold Water  

Our lake is very cold. Hypothermia can set in quickly. Be aware of the dangers of cold water immersion and symptoms of Hypothermia.

Boat reservations

Members can reserve club boats 3 times in the same week, 2 weeks in advance. Reservation sheet emailed to qualified members.

Log book

FRC maintains a monitored logbook to keep track of members on the lake, to convey lake conditions to fellow rowers, and to note problems with boats.  All rowers, including private boat owners, must log in and out each time they row.

Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) REQUIRED

For safety, wear a personal flotation device.  Members must purchase their own PFD’s.

Buddy up 

Rowers are encouraged to row in pairs or groups. Help each other carry boats.

Carry a cell phone

In a waterproof case. If you get into trouble or see anyone else in trouble call 911 to alert the sheriff.

Shell Storage

Always return your boat and oars to the same rack and marked rack space you removed them from. Be sure to tie the boat down. Boats can fly of racks if not tied down.

Team Boats

All rowers are responsible for crew safety. Only experienced, approved members may bow a team boat. Members may apply for bow certification.

Accidents and Damage to Boats. Follow these rules

Complete an incident report located in the back of the log book.
Mark the damaged boat (use flagging tape in shed)
Contact boat captain or club President

Launch use

Only designated Members assigned by the Board may operate Frisco Rowing Centers Launch and only for official activities.


Communication with the Marina, governmental departments, and law enforcement agencies will be conducted by the FRC President or a Board member. Members that see any issues impacting FRC operations should contact our President or a Board member.