Each BSRA school has independent guidelines to address sun protection for their participants. Each school is therefore expected to operate within their guidelines.
The BSRA has complementary guidelines here:
- The wearing of caps or visors during racing as a sun smart practice is highly recommended.
- The wearing of shirts under the zootie is an individual preference or dictated by the school.
- Uniform rules in the sport allow the sleeve length to vary but should more than one member of the crew choose to wear one, it must be a consistent colour.
- Particular attention to appropriate clothing is in consideration for both warmth and sun exposure.
- Where the competition uniform does not provide adequate sun protection, participants are reminded to apply SPF30 (or higher) broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen to all exposed skin and wear covered clothing whilst participating in the sport.
- If sunglasses are worn, they should meet the Australian standard (ASNZS 1067:2016).
- When not actively rowing or between individual events, participants are able to rest in shaded areas/school tent for shelter.