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 Dan Wilkins, CUCBC Senior Treasurer (seniortreasurer[at]cucbc.org) within 48 hours.

Wednesday

Notes from the Umpires

  • You must marshal on time. The time stated is the absolute latest you can be pulled in at marshalling. If you are running late, you should hold above Top Finish until crews racing to there have passed.
  • There are toilets provided at Control; there is no excuse for urinating here outside of a toilet.
  • When marshalled at the start, get back into boats as soon as you can see racing crews.

Fines

  • Clare Hall M2 - Urinating in public - £85
  • Corpus Christi - Failure to provide marshal - £15
  • Corpus Christi M3 - Overtaking queue - £15
  • Darwin M3 - Overtaking queue - £15
  • Downing - Failure to provide marshal - £15
  • Downing - Failure to provide marshal (second offence) - £30
  • Downing W1 - Pushed out without bung (no advantage) - £15 and excessive reminders for the rest of the week
  • Downing M2 - Late concession - £15
  • Emmanuel M1 - Forgot bung (no advantage) - £15 and excessive reminders for the rest of the week
  • Fitzwilliam M3 - Slow to clear - £30
  • Fitzwilliam M3 - Crashing into a stationary crew when attempting to clear - £30
  • Girton M2 - Late to marshalling - £15
  • Jesus M1 - Dropped bung (no advantage) - £15
  • Jesus M4 - Late to marshalling - £15
  • LMBC M4 - Turning up to wrong race - New watches and diaries for the whole crew
  • LMBC M1 - Early celebration - Bank party to be provided by Downing, Downing boatman to be paid coaching fees
  • LMBC M5 - Failure to clear (holding up during attempted overtake) - Lessons in decision making
  • Pembroke W2 - Being very sensible when presented with carnage - Compliments to your cox & bank party
  • Queens' M3 - Late to marshalling - £15
  • Queens' W3 - Slightly late concession - Warning
  • Queens' M4 - Very slow to spin and pull in - Warning
  • Selwyn - Failure to provide marshal - £15
  • Selwyn M2 - Practise start at Railway Bridge - £15
  • Selwyn M3 - Late concession - £15
  • Sidney Sussex W1 - Late concession - £15
  • Trinity Hall M3 - Overtaking queue - £15
  • Wolfson M2 - Failure to clear - Warning

Thursday

Notes from the Umpires

  • It is the responsibility of the bank parties to catch and pull in crews clearing to the towpath side. The umpire who has watched the bump is likely to be willing to help one of the crews but it is not their responsibility.
  • When crews who have bumped hold it up, it is only necessary to hold it up for long enough to separate the bow and stern. You can then start clearing. It is almost always unnecessary and often unhelpful to completely stop the boat before starting to clear.

Fines

  • Anglia Ruskin W1 - Failure to concede - £30
  • Darwin M3 - Dropped bung (no advantage) - £15
  • Downing M3 - Indecisive concession - Warning
  • First and Third M2 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • First and Third M3 - Late concession - £15
  • Fitzwilliam W2 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Girton M2 - Late concession - £15
  • Homerton W1 - Failure to clear - £30
  • Jesus M1 - No lifejacket - £50
  • Jesus M1 - Forgot bung (no advantage) - £15
  • Jesus W3 - Hesitant clearing (don't hold it up for too long) - Warning
  • King's W1 - Failure to clear - £30
  • King's M2 - Easied after being bumped - Warning
  • LMBC M2 - Foul and abusive language / gestures from bank party - £50
  • Robinson M2 - Dropped bung (no advantage) - £15
  • Sidney Sussex W1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Sidney Sussex W1 - Bank party impeding umpires - £30
  • Sidney Sussex M2 - Serious failure to easy, taking five strokes into crew in front after they'd conceded - £50, and a warning that any repeat offence will get you thrown off the river
  • St Catharine's M2 - Late concession - £15
  • St Edmund's M2 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Trinity Hall M1 - Failure to hold it up - £40
  • Trinity Hall M1 - Early celebration - £30

Friday

Notes from the Umpires

  • All divisions race 2 hours earlier on Saturday. Please make sure you marshal on time!
  • Coxes' concessions should be clear and sustained. Keep your arms high until the chasing cox has seen and called the hold-up.
  • Bank parties are strictly limited to 4 cyclists. This includes the boatman, coaches, college masters, alumni and other VIPs. Excessive bank parties pose a serious safety hazard for all and prevent the umpires from properly doing their jobs. - Be mindful of other towpath users and watch where you are goi at all times. The towpath is likely to be very busy on Saturday with a large number of spectators.
  • Take all your littler with you. Empty bottles will not slow the boat down. Should you require them, large wheelie bins are positioned on Grassy Corner.
  • Paddle home sensibly. Saturday's row home is not an opportunity for your 3 man (or anyone else for that matter) to try out coding for the first time. Coxes should keep control of their boats and obey the proper navigation and/or all instructions from the umpires and marshals.

Fines

  • Caius M2 - Late concession - Warning
  • Christ's W3 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Churchill M2 - Late to marshalling - £20
  • Clare M4 - Late to marshalling - £20
  • Clare Hall M2 - Failure to hold it up on bumping - £35
  • Corpus Christi W1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Corpus Christi M2 - Failure to hold it up on bumping - £35
  • Emmanuel M3 - Excessive greenery - Attendance of a carbon management course
  • Emmanuel W3 - Dropped bung (no advantage) - £15
  • First and Third W1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • First and Third M4 - Late to marshalling - £20
  • King's W2 - No life jacket - £50
  • LMBC M2 - Failure to hold it up on bumping, early celebration and then failure to clear - £50
  • LMBC M3 - Public urination - £80
  • LMBC M4 - Late concession - £25
  • LMBC M5 - Late concession - £25
  • LMBC M5 - Easying upon being bumped - £35
  • LMBC M5 - Late to marshalling - £20
  • Pembroke W1 - Slow to clear - Warning
  • Pembroke M4 - Late to marshalling - £20
  • Queens' M1 - Bank party obstructing umpires - £25
  • Robinson M2 - Dropped bung (no advantage) - £15
  • Robinson M3 - Dropped bung (no advantage) - £15
  • Selwyn M2 - Extremely late to marshalling - £20

Saturday

Notes from the Umpires

  • Thanks you all for a good week's racing and congratulations to Caius Men and Downing Women for maintaining their respective headships. See you all next year!

Fines

  • Anglia Ruskin - Failure to provide marshal (Friday) - £15
  • Caius M1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Caius W3 - Easied when bumped - £20
  • Christ’s W2 - Failure to hold it up - £30
  • Christ’s M3 - Practice start at railway bridge - £15
  • Christ’s M3 - Failing to wear L plates with inexperienced cox during row back - Buy L plates for said cox
  • Clare - Failure to provide marshal (Friday) - £15
  • Corpus Christi W1 - Bank party obstructed umpire - £20
  • Emmanuel W1 - Excessive bank party (joined in the gut) - £30
  • Emmanuel W2 - Practise start at railway bridge - £15
  • Girton W1 - Failure to easy - £40
  • Homerton - Failure to provide marshal (Thursday) - £15
  • Homerton - Failure to provide marshal (Friday, second offence) - £30
  • Homerton M1 - Early celebration - £20
  • Homerton M1 - Failure to clear - £20
  • Hughes Hall / Lucy Cavendish W2 - Easied when bumped - £10
  • Jesus - Failure to provide marshal (Thursday) - £15
  • Jesus M1 - Bank party obstructing umpire - £20
  • King’s W2 - Failure to hold it up - £40
  • Lady Margaret M1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Lady Margaret M1 - Excessive bank party (second offence) - £45
  • Lady Margaret M1 - Excessive bank party (third offence) - £60
  • Lady Margaret W2 - Slow to clear - £15
  • Lady Margaret M2 - Dropped bung (no advantage) - £15
  • Pembroke M1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Pembroke M1 - Excessive bank party (second offence) - £45
  • Selwyn - Failure to provide marshal (Thursday, second offence) - £30
  • St Catharine’s M3 - Rowed into stationary crew at race pace - £75
  • St. Edmund’s M1 - Illegal Crew Member (Friday) - £50

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