Here are some videos on safety to help you better understand boat and river safety.
GETTING BACK INTO YOUR SCULL AFTER FLIPPING
Learn how to get back into your scull -- swiftly and safely -- after flipping over in water. Demonstrated by Calm Waters Rowing coaches and U.S. National Team medalists Charlotte Hollings and John Dunn. Filmed on the private lake owned by Calm Waters Rowing, a rowing camp for beginning and experienced rowers alike in Lancaster, Virginia.
US ROWING SAFETY VIDEO
This video produced by USRowing and the US Coast Guard covers a wide variety of safety issues.