[CUCBC Captains] May Bumps 2014 - Friday Results and Notes & Fines
tom at cucbc.org
Sat Jun 14 00:51:16 BST 2014
I just wanted to draw to your attention part of the notes from yesterday
concerning the circulation pattern for marshalling for bumps, now that we
are on the towpath side.
- All crews paddling home after racing, but below the railway bridge,
should expect to be held on the reach near the railway bridge to allow the
next division to push off.
- Crews already above the railway bridge and going home should keep to
the left hand side (i.e. reverse of normal navigation) until past Peter's
Posts to allow marshalled boats to push off.
- Marshalled crews pushing off to go to the start should keep left (i.e.
reverse of normal navigation) until they reach the railway bridge, after
which they should resume normal navigation. Do not push off and aim
directly for the railway bridge, as most of you did yesterday - keep left,
then cross over as you would at the normal crossover points.
This system will be enforced by an umpire at the railway bridge, who will
hold crews travelling upstream to allow marshalling crews to cross over.
The system will only work if we all stick to it, so please try to adhere
for the rest of the week.
Some further points:
- Do not overtake in the marshalling zone, generally a queue will have
formed for a reason (probably due to someone not following the above plan)
- if you try to overtake then you will likely make the situation worse.
- Do not be late to marshalling - the marshalling zone overlaps with the
racing course, any crew attempting to marshall during racing will be told
to park on the Stourbridge common side of the river upstream of the finish
until racing has finished, and will not be treated kindly.
- For your reference, when marshalling, boats 1 to 6 should occupy the
space between the P&E and the start of the apex at Morley's Holt, and boats
7 to 18 between the apex and the railway bridge, unless told otherwise by
the umpires. Do not park on the red tape attached to the aforementioned
Please let me know if you have any questions, and could Captains please
pass this along to coxes, coaches, and their crews where relevant.
Good luck for the rest of the week,
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