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.

Wednesday

Notes from the Umpires

  • Many thanks to all crews for a good first day’s racing and thank you for your co-operation as we caught up on delays from early in the day.
  • After bumping (or having been bumped) coxes should take a moment to think about where they are clearing to. Look over your shoulder for oncoming crews then decide where you can safely clear to in the time available before the next crew reaches you. If possible, please clear to the towpath side and to the outside of corners but this is not always possible. Make sure your boat and blades are clear and that racing crews can safely pass you.
  • Clear the river as quickly as possible. Do not celebrate (and coxes, do not allow your crew to celebrate) before you are safely pulled in the bank and at no risk of drifting back into the racing line.
  • When rowing home, DO NOT proceed above the Railway Bridge until you are instructed to do so. Even if there is no marshal present when you arrive, you must wait until you have been instructed you can row home to ensure that crews rowing to the start from the marshalling area can cross, unimpeded, onto the navigation.
  • Please make sure you arrive to marshal on time. You must be pulled in to your station in the marshalling area by the start time of the previous division (since the river will need to be clear for that division to race through). Latecomers will be fined and may not be allowed to race.

Fines

  • Anglia Ruskin - Failure to provide marshal - £15
  • Caius W1 - Early celebration - £20
  • Caius W1 - (Repeated) failure to clear - £30
  • Caius W3 - Illegal practice start - £20
  • Caius - Late marshal - £5
  • Christ's M1 - Late to marshalling - £20
  • Christs W2 - Failure to organise representative for the coxes briefing - £25
  • Clare M2 - Failure to row on upon being bumped - £35
  • Clare M3 - Failure to clear - £30
  • Clare M4 - Early celebration resulting in slow clearing - £40
  • Clare W4 - Failure to seek permission to be absent from the novice cox briefing - £50
  • Clare W4  Failure to hold it up on bumping - Warning
  • Corpus Christi M3 - Failure to hold it up on bumping - £45
  • Downing - Failure to provide marshal - £15
  • Emamanuel M2 - Holding up upon being bumped - £35
  • First and Third M2 - Failure to organise representative for the coxes briefing - £25
  • First and Third M2 - Dropped bung (no advantage) - £15
  • First and Third W2 - Failure to seek permission to be absent from the novice cox briefing - £50
  • Fitzwilliam M2 - Failure to organise representative for the coxes briefing - £25
  • Fitzwilliam - Failure to provide marshal - £15
  • King's M1 - Late to marshalling - £20
  • Lady Margaret M1 - Late to marshalling - £20
  • Lady Margaret M1 - Illegal practice start - £20
  • Lady Margaret M3 - Failure to row on upon being bumped - £50
  • Magdalene M1 - Illegal practice start - £20
  • Magdalene W2 - Late to marshalling - £20
  • Murray Edwards W3 - Early celebration resulting in slow clearing - £35
  • Pembroke M1 - Late to marshalling - £20
  • Pembroke M1 - Ignoring marshals' instructions - £20
  • Pembroke M1 - Foul and abusive language to an official - £40
  • Peterhouse W1 - Dropped bung (no advantage) - £15
  • Peterhouse - Failure to provide marshal - £15
  • Queens M4 - Failure to seek permission to be absent from the novice cox briefing - £50
  • Queens W2 - Failure to seek permission to be absent from the novice cox briefing - £50
  • Queens' - Late marshal - £5
  • Robinson M3 - Dangerous coxing - £25
  • Robinson W1 - Illegal practice start - £20
  • Selwyn W2 - Failure of representative to sign in at the coxes briefing - £25
  • Selwyn - Failure to provide marshal - £15
  • St Catharine's M1 - Late to marshalling - £20
  • St Catharine's W2 - Bank party impeding umpire - £30
  • St. Edmunds - Failure to provide marshal - £15
  • St. Edmunds - Late marshal - £5
  • Trinity Hall M3 - Rowing into a stationary crew - £50
  • Girton M1 - Ridiculous lycra - Wear matching facepaint tomorrow
  • The umpire from First and Third - Spilling beer over the fines sheets - Provide beer for the umpires for the remainder of the week
  • An un-named committee member who had to model his brand new mint green splash top despite the warm weather - excessive perspiration
  • And thanks to Emmanuel W1 for the best slow-motion bump of the week so far!  

Thursday

Notes from the Umpires

  • Coxes - when you’ve bumped, please look over your shoulder before deciding where to clear.
  • When you’ve bumped out, do not clear into another crew - row on (at firm pressure if need be) to reach a section of bank which is clear.
  • Bank party size is strictly limited to four - the Umpires will be clamping down on this tomorrow as we expect the towpath to be very busy.
  • If you’re paddling home after bumping out, you MUST stop below the Railway Bridge and wait for the previous division to finish pushing off before you proceed home (someone will tell you when you can do so). If no one is there, do not assume it is ok to continue, you must still stop.
  • Bank parties must not impede umpires, and must listen to umpires asking them to give way on one side or the other.

Fines

  • Anglia Ruskin - Failure to provide marshal, second offence - £30
  • Christ’s M2 - No lifejacket at marshalling - £50
  • Christ’s W2 - No lifejacket for row home - £50
  • Christ’s M2 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Christ’s M2 - Excessive bank party, second offence - £45
  • Clare Hall M1 - Illegal crew member - £50
  • Corpus Christi - Failure to provide marshal - £15
  • FaT W1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • FaT W1 - Excessive bank party, second offence - £45
  • FaT W2 - Illegal practise start - £20
  • Hughes Hall M1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Hughes Hall / Lucy Cavendish - Very late marshal - £10
  • Jesus W3 - Easying upon being bumped - £25
  • Jesus W3 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Lady Margaret M2 - Early celebration - £20
  • Magdalene M1 - Early celebration - £20
  • Magdalene - Failure to provide marshal - £15
  • Pembroke W1 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Pembroke M5 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Peterhouse - Failure to provide marshal, second offence - £30
  • Queens’ M4 - Easying upon being bumped - £25
  • Robinson M2 - Droped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Robinson W1 - Late concession - £20
  • Selwyn M1 - Late concession - £20
  • Wolfson M1 - Early celebration - £20
  • Caius W3 - Leggings which are too bright - Provide eye protection for Umpires
  • Emma W4 - #firstworldproblems - Supply towels for everyone else who might get a wet blade handle
  • Girton M2 - Bad parking at marshalling (five attempts) - Three points on license and remedial driving course
  • Bottom half of M1 division - Excessive bumping in the Gut without blocking the racing line - Provide tips to Christ’s

Friday

Notes from the Umpires

  • Several sets of keys have been handed in at Control, please come and ask if you’ve lost some
  • Bank parties are strictly limited to four people - this is extremely important tomorrow
  • Please paddle back safely after racing - no unsafe crew swapping (coxes or rowers).
  • Watch where you are going on the towpath. It will be busy on Saturday. There will be a lot of spectators and it is a public right of way.
  • Coxes should be aware of what is happening around them, seeing where crews are bumping out ahead and taking a look behind before clearing to see which way racing crews are going.
  • Clear the river immediately after bumping. Do not celebrate until you are safely pulled in.
  • Everything is two hours earlier on the last day!

Fines

  • Clare Hall M1 - Easying upon being bumped - £25
  • Corpus Christi M3 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Corpus Christi - Failure to provide a marshal, second offence - £30
  • Downing - Failure to provide a marshal, second offence - £30
  • Fitzwilliam M2 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Fitzwilliam M2 - Excessive bank party, second offence - £45
  • Fitzwilliam M2 - Excessive bank party, third offence - £60
  • Fitzwilliam M2 - Excessive bank party, fourth offence - £75
  • Fitzwilliam M2 - Excessive bank party, fifth offence - £90
  • Girton M2 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Homerton - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Jesus M2 - No lifejacket on row down - £50
  • Magdalene W1 - Excessively late concession - £50
  • Magdalene M1 - Illegal practice start - £20
  • Magdalene - Failure to provide a marshal, second offence - £30
  • Lady Margaret M1 - Excessive bank part - £30
  • Lady Margaret M2 - Slow to hold it up upon bumping - £30
  • Lady Margaret - Late marshal - £5
  • Queens’ W1 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Queens’ M1 - Failure to clear - £30
  • Selwyn M1 - Dangerous coxing - £40
  • St Edmund’s - Failure to provide a marshal, second offence - £30
  • Wolfson M1 - Slow to hold it up upon bumping - £30

Saturday

Fines

  • Anglia Ruskin - Failure to provide a marshal, third offence - £45
  • Caius - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Christ’s M1 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Christ’s - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Downing W1 - Sensible avoidance of a stationary crew - £-25
  • Downing - Failure to provide a marshal, second offence - £30
  • Emma W3 - Forgotten bung, no advantage - £15
  • Emma W1 - Celebration before clearing - £40
  • Emma W1 - Dangerous and Incompetent clearing - £75
  • FaT M4 - Dangerous coxing owing to using phone and carrying flag - £40
  • Hughes Hall / Lucy Cavendish W3 - Very slow to clear - £50
  • Hughes Hall / Lucy Cavendish W3 - Dangerously incompetent clearing - £50
  • Hughes Hall / Lucy Cavendish - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Jesus W3 - Forgotten bung, no advantage - £15
  • Jesus M3 - Ignoring umpire’s instructions - £20
  • Jesus M3 - Dangerous coxing - £40
  • Jesus M2 - Commendation for sensibly conceding upon crashing - £-25
  • LMBC W3 - Slow to hold it up upon encountering a blocked river - £10
  • LMBC M3 - Ignoring navigation rules; only victory laps by headship crews are accommodated - £30
  • Magdalene M2 - No lifejacket for row down - £50
  • Murray Edwards W1 - Obstructing an umpire, and bank party ignoring an umpire - £30
  • Murray Edwards W3 - Obstructing an umpire - £15
  • Peterhouse M3 - Failure to hold it up upon bumping - £50
  • Queens’ - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Selwyn M1 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • St Catharine’s M3 - Rowing into a stationary crew - £75 and (were it not the final race) removal from the rest of Mays 2017
  • Trinity Hall - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • King’s M1 - Bank party not keeping up with crew - more cycling training before Lents
  • Sidney Sussex - Going all week without receiving a fine - provide etiquette lessons to former members

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