Specifications for CUCBC 'Time Races'

  1. That the entrance fee for each boat (to be laid down by the Hon. Secretaries) be paid at the time of entry.
  2. That in all time races under the jurisdiction of the CUCBC there be only two boats in each heat, and that no boat be allowed to draw more than one bye. The second boat shall not touch, nor ordinarily endeavour to pass, the first boat, but may pass at the discretion of the Umpire.
    1. That an exception to Rule 60 be made when exactly three boats enter for any time race and that in this case a third station be provided upstream of the first and with an equal separation. The Umpire will order the crews to minimise the possibility of overtaking, which may only be undertaken at the discretion of the Umpire.
    2. In exception to Rule 65, if the difference between the fastest two boats, or all three, be less than a second, the Umpire shall deem the race a Dead Heat between the fastest two or all three crews, respectively.
    3. In the event that the Umpire deems the third boat to have been impeded by the second, the Umpire may call a re-row over a course not less than from Ditton Corner to the finish with an altered order of crews.
  3. That in all time races under the jurisdiction of the CUCBC the Hon. Secretaries appoint Marshals and Divisional Umpires who shall act under instruction from the Senior Umpires, and that the decisions of the Senior Umpire in all cases shall be final. Any boat suffering equipment failure or breakage by the first signal may, at the discretion of the Umpire, be awarded a re-row.
  4. That no boats wilfully make use of running starts in any race, and that any boat breaking this Rule be liable to disqualification at the discretion of the Umpire.
    1. That the course for all races except the Peter Brandt and Maiden Sculls be that of the Colquhoun Sculls (i.e. from the Little Bridge to a post 78 yards below the Railway Bridge).
    2. That the course for the Peter Brandt and Maiden Sculls races shall be over 500 metres from a post at the bottom of the Reach to a post 78 yards below the Railway Bridge.
    1. That if the difference between two boats at the finish of a race be less than a second, the Umpire shall deem the race a Dead Heat.
    2. That in the event of a Dead Heat in a trial heat, a re-row shall take place over a course not less than from Ditton Corner to the finish, to be agreed upon between the Umpire and the representatives of the two Clubs concerned.
    3. That in the event of a Dead Heat in a final, the trophy be held jointly and that medals be awarded to both crews concerned.

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