Putney Town has in place a system of certification for members before they can be allowed to steer a boat (either as cox or as a rower in a boat without a cox) unsupervised.
The process of getting certified involves: –
- Sitting through a compulsory steer cert lecture which occur regularly throughout the year and announced usually a few weeks in advance. Dates for 2016 are listed below. The slides for the steer cert lecture are available for reference.
- Passing a theory test, which is completed online
- Once this has been passed, a practical test is a taken. You must start with a single/double/pair steer-test before you can progress to a four/quad after a period of 6 months further practice. Coxes can take a test as a cox, but this does not permit them to bow-steer. You can only take a practical test if recommended to do so by a coach or other experienced steers.