Common Sense Winter Sculling

Club members,
I've just been reading about capsizes in sculling boats and would like to suggest the following.
As we go into winter and the water is getting colder we need to make sure that getting out of an upturned boat is an automatic reaction, not a " follow the rule book, page by page." situation. The shock of falling in and the shock of the cold water precludes any lucid thought.
Ian Hunter - 30th Sept 2004