Rules to play Rowing
Racing boats are stored in boat houses. These are specially designed storage areas which usually consist of a long twostory building with a large door at one end which leads out to a pontoon or slipway on the river or lakeside. The boats are stored on racks horizontal bars, usually metal on the ground floor. Oars, riggers, and other equipment is stored around the boats. Boat houses are typically associated with rowing clubs and include some social facilities on the upper floor: a cafe, bar, or gym. Boat centers are commonly built along river banks in major U.S. cities. The Thompson Boat Center TBC, managed by the U.S. National Park Service, is used as a home base for high school and adult teams in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Regattas are frequently held at TBC through the spring, summer, and fall.