Lent Bumps Notes and Fines

Notes and fines from the umpires will be posted here as the week's racing progresses.

​Fines can be appealed by e-mailing Dr Dan Wilkins, CUCBC Senior Treasurer (seniortreasurer[at]cucbc.org) within 48 hours.

Tuesday

Notes from the Umpires

  • Don’t row into stationary crews

  • If you have bumped out or finished at the railings, wait on the reach until the next division has rowed past up to the start

  • If you have cleared to the non-towpath side, try to grab the bank and bury your blades on bowside

  • Don’t marshal on the apex of the corner (Morley’s Holt) as you impede the racing line – apologies if you were told to do this today
  • All crews should be back in their boats by the time the previous division is racing past you
  • Know where your finish is. Make sure you wind down once your stern is clear of the finish and DO NOT race around Chesterton corner/under the Green Dragon footbridge!
  • Crews should remember that they should not expect there to be an umpire at the finish telling them when to wind it down unless they are genuinely close to making or being bumped
  • Crews should ensure that they turn up to marshal at the right time. If you are more than 5 minutes early to marshaling, please wait before the Green Dragon footbridge so that you do not enter into the line of racing boats

Fines

  • Caius M4 - Early celebration - £30
  • Churchill W2 - Dangerously incompetent coxing - £75
  • Clare M3 - Public urination - £85
  • Corpus W1 - Very nearly capsizing while pushing off to row home - Go on a swap with the Homerton crew who capsized in training last week
  • Emmanuel M2 - Early celebration - £30
  • Emmanuel M2 - Failure to clear - £40
  • Homerton M1 - Failure to concede - £50
  • Homerton M1 - Failure to clear - £50
  • Jesus M3 - Excessive Bank Party - £30
  • Jesus W2 - Excessive Bank Party - £30
  • Kings’ W2 - Failure to easy - £50
  • Lady Margaret M2 - Excessive Bank Party - £30
  • Lady Margaret W3 - Failure to steer the traditional Lady Margaret line - Split the difference and aim for the wet bit in the middle
  • Queens’ W2 - Late to marshal - Bring an alarm clock tomorrow
  • Robinson W1 - Abusive behaviour - £25
  • Robinson W1 - Forgot Bung (no advantage) - £15
  • Sidney Sussex M1 - Very late to concede - £40
  • Sidney Sussex M1 - Incompetent concession - £25

Wednesday

Notes from the Umpires

  • Everyone is reminded that the maximum number of cyclists with any crew is 4. Offenders will attract hefty fines per additional cyclist. Crews who continually ignore this rule may have bumps disallowed by the chief umpires

  • Don't stand on the towpath with your bike while your crew is stationary

  • Remove bikes from the towpath when you stop, do not just drop your bike where you stop

  • M1 division - you must obey normal rules of navigation while rowing home as there will be town clubs that are on their way to the lock for their evening outings

Fines

  • ARU - Failure to provide a marshal (Tuesday) - £15
  • Caius M1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Caius M1 - Excessive bank party - £45
  • Cam FM - Jumping sideways into a cyclist in excitement at a bump - On air apology tomorrow
  • City of Cambridge - Award for bravery (for bringing a single scull for an outing immediately as the M1 division finished racing)
  • Corpus Christi - Failure to provide a marshal (Tuesday) - £15
  • Corpus Christi M2 - Illegal Practise start - £20
  • Darwin W2 - Late Concession - £35
  • Downing W1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Downing W1 - Excessive bank party - £45
  • First and Third W1 - Forgot bung (minor advantage) - £15
  • Hughes Hall/Lucy Cavendish - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Jesus M1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Jesus M1 - Excessive bank party - £45
  • Jesus M3 - Dangerous coxing - £25
  • King’s M1 - Late to marshalling - £20
  • King’s M3 - Failure to clear - £25
  • Magdalene M2 - Dropped bung (no advantage) - £15
  • Magdalene M2 - Early Celebration - £30
  • Pembroke - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Robinson - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Robinson M1 - Dropped bung (minor advantage) - £15
  • Robinson M1 - Dangerous coxing and rowing into a stationary crew - £60
  • St Catharine's - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Trinity Hall - Failure to provide a marshal - £15

Thursday

Notes from the Umpires

  • Coxes are reminded that they should stick a hand up and *leave* it up if they are conceding, and should not do so if they are not conceding
  • All crews should double check that they know where their finish line is
  • Crews and bank parties in the marshalling area are reminded that the gazebos at race control are for the umpires only. Tomorrow it is due to rain all day so make sure you bring appropriate layers/waterproofs
  • Boats in the lower divisions need to have bank parties to pull them in in the marshalling zone
  • Boats that have bumped should have a quick look behind them before clearing to ensure you are clearing to the appropriate side of the river. There is no need to scream at your crew to clear if there are no boats still racing behind you

Fines

  • Caius W1 - Slow to clear - £30
  • Christ’s - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Clare - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Emmanuel W1 - Being sponsored by McDonalds - Happy meals for all the chief & deputy chief umpires
  • Fitzwilliam M1 - Not telling bowman that the stupid leggings are for Saturdays only - matching kit prohibited for the rest of the week
  • Girton M1 - Failure to hold it up - £40
  • Jesus M1 - Failure to hold it up - £20
  • Jesus M2 - Dropped bung (no advantage) - £15
  • Murrary Edwards W1 - Failure to easy, failure to clear and causing serious obstruction - £75
  • Newnham W1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Newnham W1 - Excessive bank party (second offence) - £45
  • Pembroke W2 - Failure to concede - £45
  • Selwyn M1 - Dropped bung (minor advantage) - £15
  • Selwyn W1 - Incompetent concession - £25
  • Sidney Sussex W1 - Early Celebration – Warning
  • Sidney Sussex M2 - Failure to clear - £30

Friday

Notes from the Umpires

  • If bumped out, you must wait on the reach until all the crews for the next division have gone up for their race
  • We will really clamp down on early celebration tomorrow. Make sure you keep control of your crew until the crew is safely pulled in
  • Do not swap the cox and a rower on the way home
  • Everyone is reminded that the maximum number of cyclists with any crew is 4. Offenders will attract hefty fines per additional cyclist. Crews who continually ignore this rule may have bumps disallowed by the chief umpires
  • Please remember to keep the towpath clear when you stop with a crew that has bumped out

 

Fines

  • Caius - Late marshal - £5
  • Christs M1 - No lifejacket - £50
  • Clare Hall W1- Very late concession - £50
  • Clare Hall W1 - Unacceptably near miss on rowing into stationary crew while paddling home - Warning
  • Corpus Christi - Failure to provide a marshal (second offence) - £30
  • Darwin M1 - Failure to bury blades - Warning
  • Emmanuel W2 - Late to marshalling - £20
  • First and Third M1 - Obstructing an umpire – Warning
  • First and Third M1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • First and Third M2 - Failure to hold it up - £35
  • First and Third M2 - Failure to clear properly - £30
  • Fitzwilliam M1 - No lifejacket - £50
  • Fitzwilliam M2 - Ignoring umpires instructions - £20
  • Jesus M3 - Failure to clear - £30
  • Jesus M3 - Ignoring umpires instructions - £20
  • King’s M2 - Failure to request permission for a passenger – set up a ferry service for the Plough in Mays
  • Pembroke W2 - Late to marshalling - £20
  • Peterhouse M1 – Incompetent easying - £20
  • Queens’ M2 - Late to marshalling - £20
  • Queens’ M2 - Cycling into an umpire - £20
  • Queens’ M3 - Late to marshalling - £20
  • St Edmund’s M1 - Failure to bury blades – Warning
  • St Edmunds’s W1 - Going swimming twice - Advise drysuits for the winter
  • Wolfson M1 – Early celebration & failure to clear - £40

Saturday

Fines

  • ARU - Failure to provide a marshal (second offence) - £30
  • Corpus Christi - Failure to provide a marshal (third offence) - £45
  • Corpus Christi M1 - Complete failure to clear - £75
  • Corpus Christi M1 - Obstructing racing - £75
  • Downing M2 - Dangerous coxing - £50
  • First and Third M1 - Failure to clear - £20
  • Hughes Hall M1 - Rowing into a stationary crew - £40
  • Jesus M1 - Early celebration - £20
  • Jesus M2 - Dropped bung (no advantage) - £15
  • Lady Margaret M1 - Dropped bung (no advantage) - £15
  • Lady Margaret M1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Magdalene - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Pembroke M2 - Dangerous coxing - £50
  • Pembroke M2 - Rowing into a stationary crew - £50
  • Robinson M1 - Dropped bung (no advantage) - £15
  • Robinson M2 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Robinson M2 - Excessive bank party (second offence) - £45
  • Robinson M2 - Excessive bank party (third offence) - £60
  • Sidney Sussex M1 - Dangerous coxing - £35
  • Sidney Sussex W1 - Snapping a blade at the collar in a fight with a tree - bank party to carry a spare blade with them at all times during Mays
  • St Catharine's W2 - Dangerous coxing - £75
  • St Catharine's W2 - Rowing into a stationary crew - £75
  • Trinity Hall - Failure to provide a marshal (second offence) - £30
  • A senior umpire talking about the first boat he coaches - 'my spoon-barge has done surprisingly well! They've only gone up 3 this Lents...' - buy and paint spoons for every crew he coaches in future that gets less than +3

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