Restrictions on Use of the River

    1. That no boat may be on the water in the dark, save University crews who, when with a coach and using lights in accordance with ARA regulations, may row up until half an hour before lighting down and up to half and hour after lighting up.
    2. That the defined "Hours of Darkness" for the CUCBC be as shown on the "Hours of Darkness" page.
    3. That no boat may be on the water without lights during the fifteen minutes AFTER lighting down or BEFORE lighting up.
    1. That, under the penalty of every member of the crew being disqualified from training and all CUCBC races during that term, no college rowing be allowed on the Cam before 11am on a Saturday or Sunday, save for a recognised Cambridge Rowing Association (CRA), ARA or CUCBC race.
    2. That University crews shall keep their use of the Cam before 11am on a Saturday or Sunday to a minimum, and inform the CRA prior to all such use.
    1. That no boat be allowed on the water when the CUCBC Flag is Red.
    2. That only University crews with the specific permission of one of their senior coaches and tub pairs may row when the CUCBC Flag is Red/Yellow.
    3. That only University crews, first boats and boats in the first two divisions of the May Bumps (Men) or first boats and boats in the first division of the May Bumps (Women), first fours or tub pairs be allowed on the water when the CUCBC Flag is Yellow Flag. In the case of tub pairs Rule 13 applies and, in addition, the person steering must be competent and experienced. Under Yellow Flag conditions, members of crews permitted to boat under these regulations may do so in small boats, provided that they have the express permission of their Club Captain and/or Boatman, and subject to the conditions outlined in Rule 14.
    1. That the CUCBC Executive Committee shall introduce restrictions on the number of boats that may be on the water between Lighting Down and 0830hrs on Mondays to Fridays in Full Michaelmas and Lent Terms as necessary. These restrictions will be enforced by the Early Morning Marshals.
    2. That on the date from which restrictions are introduced until further notice, each College Club will only be permitted to have two boats on the river at any one time in the restricted period.
    3. That this rule will apply to IVs and VIIIs but not to singles, pairs or tubs and will only apply during the hours stated above.
    4. That fines for a breach of this rule will accrue to the Club, rather than the crew concerned and that any Club in breach of this rule will be fined £50 for a first offence, £100 for a second offence, a training ban of one week for the whole Club for a third offence and disqualification from all events organised or insured by CUCBC (including the Lent Bumping Races) in that Term for any subsequent offence.
    5. That the normal appeal procedures will apply to penalties incurred as a result of breaching these rules.
  1. In any given term, College rowers may train with a Town club provided that training on the water is done during college hours (for example, whether that be weekend hours, evening hours, flag, etc.), or render themselves ineligible for CUCBC competitions. College coxswains may cox for Town clubs at any time without rendering themselves ineligible for CUCBC competitions.
  2. As to novices:
    1. That no novice crew be unaccompanied.
    2. That the first outing of a novice eight must be with an experienced cox, not a novice.
    3. Senior crews must be below Chesterton by novice boating time.
    4. No novice crew may be on the river before 7.30am or within fifteen minutes of lighting down, which ever is later.
  3. As to evening rowing in the Easter Term:
    1. That there be two periods during these evening hours, the earlier will be from 5.30pm until 6.30pm and the later from 7.00pm until 8.00pm and that crews in the first period should be above Chesterton by 7.00pm and crews in the second period should not be below Chesterton before 6.30pm.
    2. That there shall be a weekly alternation such that on one week only Women's eights will row in the earlier, and only Men's eights in the later period, and the next week the Men shall row in the earlier, and the Women in the later period.
    3. That crews may train beyond Baitsbite Lock during either period, but must be below Baitsbite Lock before 5.30pm or 7.00pm as appropriate, such that no crew may be between Chesterton and Baitsbite Lock during the period allocated to the opposite sex.
    4. That only University eights, College first eights, and any other eights in the first two divisions of the CUCBC May Bumps may train below Chesterton Footbridge during these times.
    5. That the exception to Rule 11.d is that IVs made up of normally eligible crew members may use the river during the changeover period for the purposes of going over Baitsbite lock, provided they are clear of the restricted section of river by 7.00pm and do not return to it until after 8.00pm.
    1. That there be only light-pressure paddling between Chesterton footbridge and Jesus Lock except for the progress of the Fairbairn Cup Races, and for bung starts during the two days prior to the Lent and May Bumps.
    2. That crews pay due care and attention to moored craft and to junior & novice crews in this area.
    3. That crews should avoid unnecessary stopping and spinning above Chesterton.
  4. That no tub pairs be allowed below Chesterton footbridge except for a race recognised by the CUCBC.
    1. That Coxless IVs and quadruple sculls require a banksteerer at all times, inside and outside Full Term.
    2. That pairs and doubles may go out without a banksteerer only if the steerer has at least a year's experience of steering small boats, and the permission of the club captain and/or boatman has been given. In addition, during Full Term, pairs and doubles must have a banksteerer outside the hours of 9am to 4pm, or 30 minutes before lighting up if earlier.
    3. That single sculls may go out without a banksteerer at any time.
    4. That no boat be used for a rowing outing on the Cam without its full crew and a coxswain if appropriate, being present in the boat at the commencement of the outing.
    5. That all coaches of small boats (pairs, double and single sculls, but not tub pairs) should carry a throwbag or line and a 'space blanket.' [NB. Rowers intending to go out in small boats as a beginner (i.e. they have had less than ten outings in a small boat) are strongly advised to undergo a capsize drill and swim test as soon as practicable. Such rowers must have a banksteerer at all times, as required by Rule 14.b, when using pairs and/or doubles. They are also strongly advised to have a banksteerer or coach for their first ten outings if they are using a single scull.]
  5. That in the event of the Cam being unsuitable for the purposes of College rowing, College crews shall not train elsewhere until after an Extraordinary CUCBC Meeting, to be called within 48 hours.

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