[CUCBC Captains] Getting on Race

Michael Thornton michael at cucbc.org
Tue May 31 11:26:43 BST 2016

Dear Captains,

As we enter the last few weeks of Mays training, please ensure the followingremindersare disseminated to LBCs, VCs, Coxes and Coaches:

- Coxwains/steerspeople should ensure the river is clear inbothdirections before instructing their crews to push off.
- Whilst it is expected that faster crews will overtake slower ones,overtaking is only ever permitted where it is safe to do so. If your cox can't see that the river is clear for the entire duration of your overtake, they shouldn't be initiating one. The corners and the crossover points are not acceptable overtaking spots.
- Crews heading upstream (i.e. towards the boathouses) have priority at the cross-over points. That being said, if there is a crew (or even a slow moving narrowboat) already coming through, you do not have the right to try and squeeze past them. Stop and wait.
- No weekend rowing before 11am, even in small boats. Only CRA clubs and people training with University Squads may row before 11am on Saturdays and Sundays.
- The evening men's and women's hours are still in place, and enforceable with fines. Crews which are not first boats (or in the first two divisions of the Mays - seewww.cucbc.org/bumps/startorder/16), may not row between the hours of 17:30 and 20:00 on weekdays. IVs may row over the lock during these hours, but only if the crew is comprised of people who could be out in an VIII. Please ensure this message reaches LBCs in particular.
- Please keep Early Morning Noise to anabsolute minimum. Just because it is light, it doesn't mean you can wake up local residents,especially before 7:30am.
- Crews rowing below Baitsbite lockmust not carry out standing startsbeside moored boats (particularly in Horningsea - the first set of houses you come to heading downstream).Please also be vigilant of the swans and cygnets around that area, and be prepared to stop a piece if necessary.Ideally, try to start piecesbelow the last moored boat(just downstream of that massive house), and remember you should not be racing through Clayhithe bridge or the marina.Wherever possible, coxes should attempt to reduce wash alongside moored boats and use their common sense on what is and isn't acceptable.Sparring is not permitted below the lock.

Best wishes, and good luck with training,


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