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

  • Practise starts at the Plough should follow normal navigation - i.e. you should cross at the Plough and do your start on the towpath side. This is important as we often have other river traffic heading upstream between divisions.
  • After bumping, coxes please take a moment to consider where you will clear to. 
    • Take a look behind you to see which side chasing crews are on
    • Be decisive, once you've picked where you're going, give clear instructions to achieve it as quickly as possible
    • Clear to the most suitable part of the bank - this may not be the closest part of the bank - sometimes it is worth going a bit further to get to a safer position, especially if you have space behind you.
    • Clearing on top of another crew is very rarely that most suitable part of the bank
  • A cox has been disqualified and a penalty bump awarded against their crew for rowing into a stationary boat at race pace. This is an extremely dangerous thing to do and will be sanctioned accordingly.
  • Once you have cleared, please keep your boat (and blades) under control, and do not allow your bows or stern to drift into the racing line.
  • Follow normal navigation when rowing home.
  • Spectators may not run alongside racing crews - anyone doing so will be counted as an extra cycling bank party and lead to fines for excessive bank party.
  • An iSolem white bike light has been handed in at control, please collect by Saturday if it is yours.

Fines

  • ARU M1 - Hitting a stationary crew - £75
  • ARU M1 - Hitting a stationary crew - Penalty bump awarded
  • ARU M1 - Hitting a stationary crew - Cox removed from river for the rest of the week
  • Christ's - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Christ's W2 - Incompetent clearing - £50
  • Clare M4 - Failure to clear - £25
  • Corpus Christi - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Corpus Christi M3 - Pink socks, Maggie red shirts, and black shorts - wash it all together and hope it turns Corpus red
  • Emmanuel W2 - Early celebration - £20
  • First & Third - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Fitzwilliam M2 - Stern drifting into racing line after clearing - warning
  • Girton M2 - Slow to concede - £20
  • Jesus - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Jesus M1 - Obstructing an umpire - £20
  • Jesus M3 - Dangerous coxing, clipping stationary crew with blade - £30
  • Lady Margaret - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • M5 Division - Failure to row in club colours - International rules on matching, official club kit apply tomorrow
  • M5, W4 and M4 Divisions - Repeated Checkmates (sirens) - provide new batteries for the sirens tomorrow (four D cells per megaphone please)
  • Pembroke W1 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Selwyn M2 - Illegal standing start - £20
  • Queens' W4 - Failure to row on upon being bumped - £15
  • Trinity Hall W2 - Late to marshalling - £10
  • Trinity Hall M4 - Negligent practise start on row home, almost resulting in collision - £15
  • Trinity Hall W4 - Late to hold it up - £20
  • Wolfson M2 - Early celebration - £20
  • Wolfson M2 - Late to hold it up - £20

Thursday

Notes from the Umpires

  • Bank Parties and Marshals should not be using megaphones - with no exceptions. Only Umpires may use megaphones to communicate with crews.
  • Please ensure your crews are on time to marshalling. If you are late you must not come onto the course, as crews will be racing to top finish.

Fines

  • Caius - Late marshal - £5
  • Caius M3 - Catching the control tent as it blew away - Thank you!
  • Caius M3 - Correctly following boatman's instructions to get through carnage and thus avoiding a checkmated division - Commendation!
  • Christ's - Failure to provide a marshal (second offence) - £30
  • Clare M1 - Performing a drill that looks like twerking - You can twerk, but can you floss?
  • Corpus Christi W1 - Late concession - £20
  • CUCBC - Committee Members spotted swimming recklessly - come prepared with water wings and rubber ducks tomorrow
  • Darwin W2 - Failure to hold it up - £30
  • Downing M2 - Late concession - £20
  • Emmanuel - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • First and Third M2 - Extremely late to marshalling - £30
  • Fitzwilliam M1 - Best Mascot - Can you make it bigger each day?
  • Girton M2 - Very late concession - £30
  • Homerton - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Homerton M1 - Excessively squeeky riggers - get some oil so they're not mistaken for whistles
  • Homerton W2 - Very late to marshalling - £20
  • King's M2 - No lifejacket on row down - £50
  • Lady Margaret M4 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Lady Margaret M5 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Lucy Cavendish W2 - Failure to clear - £30
  • Magdalene - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Magdalene W1 - Illegal practise start - £20
  • Magdalene W2 - Failure to row on upon being bumped - £20
  • Magdalene W2 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Peterhouse W1 - Foul and abusive language - £20
  • Queens' M2 - Foul language - £20
  • Queens' W3 - Bank party offered a spare bowball to a crew in need - Come and claim a chocolate bar from control
  • Selwyn - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • St Catharine's - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Trinity Hall - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Trinity Hall W1 - Illegal practise starts outside boathouses - £20
  • Trinity Hall M5 - Incompetent rowing home - £15

Friday

Notes from the Umpires

  • Another cox has been disqualified and a penalty bump awarded against their crew for rowing into a stationary boat at race pace. This is an unacceptably dangerous thing to do - do not row into stationary crews.
  • Coxes: After you bump, clear the river quickly. Look behind for approaching crews, decide which way to go and go for it.
  • When racing, do not get tunnel vision - keep an eye out for obstructions, crews clearing, etc.
  • Row home sensibly - maintain normal navigation and do not attempt to swap incompetent rowers into the cox's seat.
  • Crews are permitted one standing start ONLY at the Plough. Standing starts are not permitted at any other time.
  • Bank parties: when not moving, please step off the towpath and keep it clear - both after your crews have bumped out and on the way down to the start.
  • Captains: please make sure your club knows that supporters should not run alongside the race. This is very dangerous and will be fined as an excessive bank party.
  • Tomorrow the towpath will be very busy, particularly for the later divisions. Cyclists must watch where they are going and spectators should be on the grass, not the path.
  • Bank parties are strictly limited to 4. This includes boatmen, college masters, alumni, VIPs, and anyone else. Crews with excessive bank parties may not be allowed to start the race.

Fines

  • ARU M1 - Foul and abusive language from bank party - Warning
  • Christ's M1 - Foul and abusive language from bank party - Warning
  • Christ's M2 - Illegal standing start - £20
  • Clare M1 - Excessive bank party (runner impeded umpire from ditch into the gut and only desisted at 3rd time of asking) - £30
  • Clare Hall M1 - Foul and abusive language - £50
  • Clare Hall M1 - Early celebration - £20
  • Clare Hall M1 - Failure to clear - £30
  • Corpus Christi W1 - Late to marshalling - £10
  • Darwin M2 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Downing M1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Downing M1 - Bank party obstructing umpire - £20
  • Emmanuel M1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Emmanuel M2 - Foul and abusive language - £50
  • Homerton - Failure to provide a marshal (2nd offence) - £30
  • Homerton - Failure to provide a marshal (3rd offence) - £45
  • Homerton W3 - Late to marshalling - £10
  • Jesus M3 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Jesus M5 - Early celebration - £20
  • Jesus M5 - Failure to clear - £30
  • King's M2 - Serious failure to clear (rowers not responding appropriately to cox; causing significant impedance to crews behind) - £50
  • Lady Margaret - Failure to provide a marshal (2nd offence) - £30
  • Lady Margaret M1 - Illegal standing start - £20
  • Lady Margaret M1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Lady Margaret M1 - Excessive bank party (2nd offence - runner joining 5 cyclists along Plough Reach) - £45
  • Lady Margaret W1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Lady Margaret W1 - Excessive bank party (2nd offence) - £45
  • Lucy Cavendish - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Lucy Cavendish W1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Lucy Cavendish W2 - Dropped bung, slight advantage - £25
  • Magdalene M1 - Illegal standing start - £20
  • Magdalene M1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Pembroke M1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Pembroke M1 - Excessive bank party (2nd offence) - £45
  • Pembroke W4 - Hitting a stationary crew - £75
  • Pembroke W4 - Hitting a stationary crew - Penalty bump awarded
  • Pembroke W4 - Hitting a stationary crew - Cox removed from river
  • Queens' - Marshal arriving late - £5
  • Robinson M2 - Hitting a stationary crew - £75
  • St Edmund's - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Trinity Hall W1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Trinity Hall W1 - Excessive bank party (2nd offence) - £45
  • Trinity Hall W2 - Failure to follow marshal's instruction to get back in the boat - Warning
  • Wolfson - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Wolfson M1 - Failure to follow marshal's instruction to get back in the boat - Warning
  • Wolfson W1 - Late to hold it up - £20
  • Caius W3 - commitment to the leggings despite it being far too warm for leggings - wear morph suits tomorrow
  • W1 division - Too many rowovers, not enough bumps - start order to be randomised tomorrow

Saturday

Notes from the Umpires

  • Congratulations to Jesus W1 and Lady Margaret M1 for retaining the Women’s and Men’s Headships
  • The Chief Umpires and CUCBC Committees would like to thank all of the Umpires, Marshals, Bank Parties, Rowers, Coxes and Spectators for an excellent May Bumps 2018.

Fines

  • Churchill M1 - Excellent coxing in the face of rudder breakage - Commendation
  • Clare Hall M1 - Failure to hold it up upon bumping and dangerous coxing - £75
  • Clare Hall M1 - Bank party instructing another club’s cox to concede, and foul and abusive language - £50
  • Clare Hall M1 - Excessive bank party (x6) - £180
  • Darwin W2 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Emmanuel -  Failure to provide a marshal (second offence) - £30
  • Emmanuel W3 - Extremely sensible coxing - Committee too buy cox a drink after BCD
  • Emmanuel M1 - Foul and offensive language - £20
  • First & Third  - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • First & Third W1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • First & Third M1 - Racing beyond the finish - £30
  • First & Third M4 - Late to marshalling - £15
  • Fitzwilliam  - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Girton M1 - Public urination - £85
  • Homerton W1 - Late to hold it up - £15
  • Homerton M2 - Late to marshalling - £15
  • Homerton M2 - Dangerous coxing - £60
  • Homerton M2 - Foul and abusive language - £20
  • Homerton M2 - Incompetent holding up after bumping - £25
  • Homerton M2 - Ejecting a rower on the way to the start - Dry suits for Lents due to hypothermia risk
  • Jesus W2 - Slow to clear - £20
  • Jesus M1 - Early celebration - £20
  • Jesus M3 - Early celebration - £20
  • Jesus M4 - Public urination - £85
  • Lady Margaret - Failure to provide a marshal (third offence) - £45
  • Lady Margaret M1 - Foul and offensive language - £20
  • Lady Margaret M2 - Failure to row on upon being bumped - £20
  • Lady Margaret M3 - Illegal standing start - £20
  • Lucy Cavendish  - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Lucy Cavendish W1 - Disobeying umpire’s instruction (x2) - £50
  • Magdalene M1 - Illegal standing start (second offence) - £30
  • Magdalene M3 - Late Concession - £30
  • Queens’ M2 - Cox providing entertainment to control whilst rowing home (by crabbing) - Are you here all week?
  • Queens’ M5 - Excessive nipples - Crew t-shirts?
  • Robinson  - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • St Catharine’s  - Failure to provide a marshal (second offence) - £30
  • St Catharine’s W2 - Early celebration - £30
  • St Edmund’s  - Failure to provide a marshal (second offence) - £30
  • St Edmund’s M2 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • St Edmund’s M1 - Obstructing an umpire - £20
  • St Edmund’s M2 - Obstructing an umpire - £20
  • Trinity Hall  - Failure to provide a marshal (second offence) - £30
  • Trinity Hall W1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Trinity Hall M2 - Excessive bank party - £30

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