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​

  • It is wonderful to be back racing Bumps again. The Chief Umpires would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has made this possible.
  • Crews should carry on rowing upon being bumped until they are clear of the bumping boat. Failure to do so puts your own cox in danger.
  • It is the responsibility of all coxes to know where their finish is, and ensure they wind down once their whole boat has passed it.
  • Please remind bank parties that handheld filming is not allowed. They much use a handlebar mount or hemlet mount or similar if they'd like to film the races whilst cycling.
  • Bank parties are strictly limited to three cyclists.
  • Only one member of each crew's bank party should approach Control or the Chief Umpires at a time.
  • Please remind bank parties to be aware of members of the public who have every right to use the towpath during the races. There are new hazards around the new footbridge, where members of the public may be joining the towpath without being aware of the race in progress, so please take care to avoid collisions with them.
  • A credit card was handed in at Control. If anyone in your club has lost one, please let us know.

Fines

  • Caius M2 - Illegal practice start - £15
  • Caius W2 - Excessive bank party approaching Chief Umpires - warning
  • Emmanuel M2 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Emmanuel M2 - Excessive bank party (in addition to above) - £45
  • Homerton M1 - Early celebration - £30
  • Homerton M1 - Failure to clear - £40
  • King's W1 - Use of megaphone for coaching - warning; megaphones are for emergency use only in Bumps.
  • LMBC M3 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • LMBC M3 - Slow to hold it up - £30
  • Pembroke M3 - Overshooting marshalling - Bring a satnav tomorrow
  • Queens' W3 - Excessive clearing - A+ for effort, but please try to keep your bows in the water next time
  • Selwyn W1 - Easying on being bumped and failure to clear - £50
  • Selwyn M2 - Failure to spin sandwich boat - race backing-it-down if you're sandwich again
  • Sidney W2 - Boating without a lifejacket - £50
  • St Catharine's M2 - Failure to clear - £50
  • St Edmund's W1 - Easying upon being bumped - £40
  • St Edmund's M1 - Excessive bank part - £30
  • Trinity Hall W3 - Early celebration - £20

Wednesday

Notes from the Umpires​

  • Marshalling crews must start to get back into boats once they can see racing crews from the previous division come past the railway bridge
  • M1 division crews must have lights available to them, in case divisions run late. Normal navigation rules apply after the last division racing. 
  • Crews must clear the racing line after bumping/being bumped. Coxes must choose the most appropriate side to clear to, looking behind to see where following crews are, and keep crews in control to clear quickly
  • Following the weather today, the towpath is now extremely muddy. Please dress appropriately, fit mudguards to your bikes and take care whilst cycling, walking and pulling boats in.

Fines

  • Caius - Marshal late to marshalling - £10
  • Caius M1 - Using handheld device to film race - £30
  • Christ's W1 - Incompetent clearing - Warning
  • CUCBC Committee member - Packing up the day's equipment into the CUCBC van, then deciding to cycle home.... with the only set of van keys - Embarrassment. Drive the CUCBC van next Lents
  • Darwin W1 - Incompetent clearing causing major impediment - £30
  • Emmanuel M1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Fitzwilliam W1 - Incompetent clearing - Warning
  • Jesus M1 - Cox holding it up to avoid collision with crew clearing - Commendation
  • LMBC M3 - Failure to clear - £30
  • Peterhouse M2 - Early Celebration - £20
  • Trinity Hall W1 - Excessive Bank Party - £30
  • Trinity Hall M1 - Late clearing, impeding crew - £25

Thursday

Notes from the Umpires​

  • Firstly thanks to all crews for following marshalling rules and instructions allowing divisions to start on time, please keep this up - from tomorrow there are more divisions racing each day and we want to keep things to time. 
  • A reminder that bumped crews must continue rowing until they are clear of the crew that bumped them; you put your own cox at risk by collapsing or stopping.
  • A reminder to all in divisions M4 and W4, and crews that bump out during divisions W3, M3, W2, M2 and W1, you must stop at the railway bridge after your division to allow the next division to push off. You should wait and only return to your boathouse after being instructed to do so by an Umpire.

Fines

  • Caius M1 – Using handheld device to film racing (second offence) - £45
  • Caius M2 – Illegal practice start (second offence) - £30 - Any further such offence will result in the crew not being allowed to race that day.
  • Corpus W1 – Bank party ignoring Umpires instructions; reckless behaviour - £75
  • Emma M3 – Failing to stop on the long reach after racing to allow the next division to row up to the start; ignoring Umpire’s instructions - £30
  • Homerton M2 – Unsporting behaviour (shouting at crew in front to concede before a bump had occurred or been called) - £30
  • King’s - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • King’s M1 – Forgot bung (no advantage) - £15
  • King’s M1 – Stopping immediately after finish; slow to react to Umpire’s instruction to clear finish - £30
  • LMBC M2 – Foul language from crew - £30
  • Magdalene - Marshal late to marshalling - £10
  • Magdalene M1 - Foul language from bank party - £30
  • Newnham W1 – Excessive bank party - £30
  • Queens’ M1 – Excessive bank party - £30
  • Selwyn M1 – Fishing a large log out of the river – Thank you!
  • Selwyn M3 – Failure to clear - £30
  • Sidney M2 – Slow to hold it up upon bumping; early celebration - £30
  • Wolfson M2 – Failure to concede - £30

Friday

Notes from the Umpires​

  • Please remember to observe correct navigation when rowing home, including after the final division of the day.
  • The weather on Saturday is set to be both wet and cold. All crews should ensure they have ample dry kit, and a means of keeping it dry in the boat or with bank parties. Sandwich boats, or boats which may become sandwich boats, are strongly encouraged to have a second set of dry kit. You’re welcome to use the toilets at Control to change whilst you’re waiting after your first race.
  • The towpath is likely to be even busier on Saturday, so please take care when cycling. In particular, please take care in the muddier sections, and be aware of members of the public, who may not be fully aware of what’s going on and step out unexpectedly etc.
  • Bumped out crews MUST stop at the Railway Bridge on their row home to allow the next division to push off and row down.

Fines

  • Caius W3 - Foul and abusive language from bank party - £40
  • Clare - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Downing M1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Downing W1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Emmanuel W1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Emmanuel W1 - Excessive bank party (in addition to above) - £45
  • Emmanuel W1 - Excessive bank party (in addition to both of the above) - £60
  • First and Third M3 - Incompetent marshalling, resulting in rowing on to the race course with racing in progress - £75. A repeat tomorrow will result in immediate disqualification.
  • First and Third W2 - Dangerous failure to clear - £50
  • Hughes Hall M2 - Extremely dangerous coxing - £75
  • Jesus W1 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • LMBC M3 - Foul language from bank party - £30
  • Magdalene M2 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Pembroke M2 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Pembroke M2 - Excessive bank party (in addition to above) - £45
  • Pembroke M2 - Excessive bank party (in addition to both of the above) - £60
  • Pembroke M2 - Excessive bank party (in addition to all three of three above) - £75
  • Peterhouse W1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Sidney Sussex M1 - Filming with handheld device; safety offence - £50. A repeat tomorrow will result in a technical bump being awarded against your crew.
  • Sidney Sussex M1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Trinity Hall - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Trinity Hall W2 - Filming with handheld device; safety offence - £50. A repeat tomorrow will result in a technical bump being awarded against your crew.
  • Wolfson W1 - Excessive bank party - £30

Saturday

Notes from the Umpires​

  • Thanks for a successful, and relatively smooth running of Bumps after the two-year hiatus, especially to all volunteers who have given their time to umpiring and marshalling. We hope this is the start of the recovery to a normal, high standard of Bumps racing and we look forward to May Bumps 2022. 
  • Though the fines system is designed to ensure adherence to rules and ensure safety and smooth running of Bumps, the CUCBC Captains', Executive and Senior Committees have decided that any proceeds from fines accrued during Lent Bumps 2022 will be donated to the charities and projects identified by the University in relation to the current Ukraine Crisis.  
  • For those with experience in umpiring Bumps and keen to continue the tradition of Lent and May Bumps, we invite you to apply to the Executive Committee as Events Secretary. Please get in touch with the executive committee for more information: http://www.cucbc.org/contact  or email committee [at] cucbc [dot] org

Fines

  • Caius M1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Caius M1 - Excessive bank party (in addition to above) - £45
  • Caius M1 - Excessive bank party (in addition to both of the above) - £60
  • Caius M2 – Extremely dangerous failure to hold it up - £75
  • Caius M2 - Early celebration - £20
  • Caius M2 - Failure to clear - £35
  • Churchill W1 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Emmanuel W1 - Excessive bank party - £75
  • Emmanuel W1 - Excessive bank party (in addition to above) - £75
  • Emmanuel W1 - Excessive bank party (in addition to both of the above) - £75
  • Emmanuel W1 - Excessive bank party (in addition to the three of the above) - £75
  • Emmanuel W1 - Excessive bank Party (in addition to the four of the above) - £75
  • Girton M1 - Failure to row on after being bumped - £15
  • Homerton M1 - Excessively bright hat on cox - add lights onto hat for next Lent Bumps
  • Jesus M2 - Dangerous failure to hold it up - £50
  • King's M1 - Public Urination - £85
  • Lady Margaret M2 - Illegal practice start - £15
  • Lady Margaret M2 - Illegal victory lap - Paint blades green
  • Lady Margaret W3 - Failure to follow umpire's instructions - £20
  • Magdalene M1 - Public Urination - £85
  • Newnham W2 - Slow to hold it up - £30
  • Pembroke W1 - Attempt to bribe umpire - Next time offer something better than coaching coxes
  • Pembroke W3 - Failure to follow umpire's instructions - £20
  • Pembroke W3 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Pembroke M3 - Dropped Bung, no advantage - £15
  • Queens' M1 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Selwyn M2 - Boating without a lifejacket - £50
  • St. Catharine's M1 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • St. Catharine's W2 - Late to marshalling - £15
  • St. Edmund's M2 - Dangerous failure to clear - £50
  • Trinity Hall W3 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Trinity Hall W3 - Excessive bank party (in addition to above) - £45
  • Trinity Hall W3 - Excessive bank party (in addition to both of the above) - £60

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