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​

  • There were several severe failures to clear, causing interruptions in racing and resulting in several technical rowovers being awarded. Please remind all of your crews that they must continue rowing upon being bumped - not least because it keeps their cox safe!
  • No runners with bank-parties
  • Handheld filming by cyclists is banned at all times (including the row down to the start - the towpath can be just as busy in both directions!) and with all handheld devices (including selfie sticks). Cameras which are mounted to helmets or bike handles are permitted.
  • Coxes - please take a look behind you before clearing to help you to decide which side to clear to, and if reasonably possible row on rather than park on a corner. The inside of Grassy is not a nice place to be while a division races past!
  • Please keep moving when you're rowing down to the start, unless queueing.

Fines

  • Caius M3 - illegal practice start underneath the Railway Bridge - £15
  • Caius W4 - Boating without a lifejacket - £50
  • Churchill M3 - Breaking the handle off a blade during the start - Please put your excessive strength to better use tomorrow by helping CUCBC clear branches away from the towpath
  • Clare M2 - Handheld filming - £50
  • Clare Hall W1 - Handheld filming - £50
  • Corpus M2 - Serious failure to clear - £50
  • Emmanuel W1 - Excessive bank party (first offence) - £30
  • Emmanuel W1 - Excessive bank party (second offence) - £45
  • First & Third M3 - Foul and abusive language by bank-party - £30
  • First & Third W1 - Foul and abusive language by bank-party - £30
  • Fitzwilliam W1 - Early celebration - £20
  • Jesus - Failure to provide a marshal (first offence) - £15
  • Jesus W3 - Late concession - £40
  • King’s M2 - Handheld filming - £50
  • King’s W1 - Excessive bank-party (first offence) - £30
  • Lady Margaret - Failure to provide a marshal (first offence) - £15
  • Lady Margaret M2 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Magdalene M3 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Murray Edwards W1 - Serious failure to clear - £50
  • Newnham W2 - Dropped bung, slight advantage, no impact on result - £15
  • Peterhouse - Failure to provide a marshal (first offence) - £15
  • Peterhouse M3 - Slow to clear - £30
  • Peterhouse M3 - Early celebration - £20
  • Peterhouse W1 - Excessive bank-party (first offence) - £30
  • Selwyn M3 - Serious failure to clear - £50
  • St Catharine’s W3 - Late to marshalling & dangerously incompetent marshalling - £50
  • St Catharine’s M3 - Excessive bank-party (first offence) - £30
  • St Catharine’s M3 - Excessive bank-party (second offence) - £45
  • St Catharine’s M3 - Handheld filming - £50
  • Wolfson M1 - Serious failure to clear - £50

Thursday

Notes from the Umpires​

  • Thank you to all of the clubs with marshalling slots today - we had a full complement, which contributed to everything running smoothly.
  • It is going to be extremely hot tomorrow. Crews, but in particular bank parties, marshals and umpires who will be by the river for a long time are strongly encouraged to bring plenty of water, suncream, and a hat. Seeking shade wherever possible is also strongly encouraged. We can be flexible with asking crews to get back into boats a bit later, but only if those instructions are followed promptly.
  • An electronic device was handed in at control. If the owner can make themselves known and describe it sufficiently accurately / prove ownership, we’ll be happy to return it.
  • Upon bumping, coxes and coaches should assess what's going on behind them. Unless there's a crew in close proximity there will likely be time and space enough to paddle on a little way to a safe bit of bank. We saw a lot of crews today clearing to the inside line on corners who did not have to park up in those potentially hazardous places.
  • Crews being bumped must row on, to prevent injury to your own cox
  • Crews bumping must hold it up to allow separation of both boats. The crew must then row on to clear the racing line, and not start celebrating.
  • Handheld filming while cycling is banned at all times, including on the row down. The towpath is busy enough without cyclists who are not paying full attention to where they are going.
  • Both umpires and members of the public reported crews urinating in public, which we should remember is illegal. Portaloos are provided at the control desk, please do not urinate in public.

Fines

  • ARU M1 - Excessive Bank Party - £30
  • Caius M1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Caius M3 - Early celebration - £20
  • Clare W2 - Early celebration - £15
  • Downing M1 - Failure to follow marshalling instructions - £20
  • Emmanuel M1 - Failure to follow marshalling instructions - £20
  • Emmanuel M1 - Failure to Concede - £30
  • Emmanuel M2 - Forgot Bung, no advantage - £15
  • Emmanuel W4 - Handheld filming (safety offence) - £50
  • First and Third M1 - Excessive bank party (runner) - £30
  • Jesus W5 - Dropped Bung, no advantage - £15
  • King's M1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • LMBC M1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • LMBC M1 - Excessive bank party (in addition to above) - £45
  • Murray Edwards W1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Magdalene M2- Dropped Bung, no advantage - £15
  • Pembroke W2 - Early Celebration - £20
  • Peterhouse M1 - Ignoring Umpire's instructions - £20
  • Queens M1 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Trinity Hall W1 - Public Urination - £75
  • Trinity Hall W1 - Public Urination (in addition to above) - £75
  • Trinity Hall W1 - Public Urination (in addition to both above) - £75
  • Trinity Hall W1 - Public Urination (in addition to the three above) - £75

Friday

Notes from the Umpires​

  • All divisions run two hours earlier tomorrow. Please ensure you arrive at the correct times!
  • The towpath is likely to be very busy. Please remind all bank parties, coaches, marshals etc. to take care when cycling (particularly as it may also be wet).
  • Please remind all members of your boat clubs that if they are spectating along the course, they MUST not start cycling along with the races. If we spot bank parties which have become excessive due to people joining, we will fine the club of the people that joined, rather than the clubs they may be spectating.
  • We may fire the guns for the W1 division up to ten minutes early tomorrow. Please make bank parties and spectators aware that they’ll need to be in position earlier than they might expect.

Fines

  • Caius - Failure to provide a marshal (first offence) - £15
  • Caius W2 - Excess bank party (first offence) - £30
  • Caius W5 - Slow to concede - £20
  • Christ’s W1 - Foul and abusive language from bank party - £30
  • Churchill W1 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Corpus W1 - Dangerous failure to clear - £50
  • First & Third M1 - Handheld filming - £50
  • First & Third M1 - Failure to concede - £30
  • First & Third W1 - Handheld filming - £50
  • Hughes Hall M2 - Failure to clear - £40
  • Hughes Hall W2 - Retrieving our red & white tape from the river - thank you!
  • Lady Margaret M1 - Excess bank party (third offence, premeditated) - £75
  • Lady Margaret M2 - Handheld filming - £50
  • Lady Margaret M3 - Forgot bung, no advantage - £15
  • Lady Margaret W1 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Magdalene M2 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Robinson - Failure to provide a marshal (first offence) - £15
  • Robinson M1 - Failure to concede - £30
  • St Catharine’s W2 - Forgot bung, no advantage - £15
  • St Catharine’s M3 - Handheld filming (second offence) - £75, and a repeat offence on Saturday will result in a technical bump being awarded against this crew
  • St Catharine’s M3 - Early celebration - £20
  • St Edmund’s M1 - Handheld filming - £50
  • St Edmund’s M1 - Excess bank party (first offence) - £30

Saturday

Notes from the Umpires​

  • Thanks for a successful and smooth running (only one re-row!) of Bumps, especially to all volunteers who have given their time to umpiring and marshalling. We look forward to Lent Bumps 2023.

Fines

  • ARU M1 - Foul and Abusive language - £30
  • Caius W5 - Excessive bankparty - £30
  • Caius M2 - Public urination x2 - £150
  • Christ's W1 - Excessive bankparty - £30
  • Churchill M2 - Excellent clearing - £-15
  • Darwin W2 - Boating without a lifejacket - £50
  • Emmanuel W4 - Early celebration - £20
  • First and Third M1 - Dangerous clearing - £75
  • Fitzwilliam W2 - Failure to clear - £35
  • Fitzwilliam M1 - Early Celebration - £20
  • Jesus W4 - Failure to hold-up on bumping - £35
  • Jesus W4 - Dropped bung, slight advantage - £20
  • Jesus M2 - Failure to row on after finishing - £30
  • Jesus W1 - Excessive bankparty - £30
  • Murray Edwards W2 - Dangerous coxing during bump, failure to clear, early celebration - £75
  • Magdalene - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Magdalene M2 - Dropped bung, slight advantage - £20
  • Magdalene M2 - Failure to row on after finishing - £30
  • Pembroke W1 - Excessive bankparty x3 - £30+£45+£60=£135
  • Pembroke W1 - Handheld filming (second offense) - £50
  • Peterhouse W3 - Handheld filming - £50
  • Peterhouse M3 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Selwyn W1 - Boating without a lifejacket - £50
  • Sidney Sussex M2 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • St Edmund's - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Wolfson M1 - Handheld filming - £75
  • Newnham Alumnae - Litter picking - Run briefing next year on safe litter picking
  • Cam Lardy (CUCBC) - Dropped coach, no advantage: failure to learn from Newnham on proper pushing-out etiquette and falling in the river - Bring fishing waders for Lents 2023
  • David Berry (CUCBC) - Only slightly learning from Conor and leaving fines sheet at the boathouse - Forfeit one drink at umpires' dinner

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