[CUCBC Captains] 15 Minute Rule & Life Jackets

Conor Burgess conor at cucbc.org
Tue Jan 31 15:07:52 GMT 2017

Further to the below, please also ensure your coxes are reminded to stay on the correct side of Green Dragon (aka Chesterton) corner (i.e. the inside of the corner when heading downstream), even if they have boated at lighting down.

We've had a few complaints from town clubs, who are often heading back upstream around the current time of lighting down, and have met college crews going dangerously wide (what's particularly concerning is that they've all been college first eights!).

Best wishes,

On 30 Jan 2017, 17:43 +0000, Conor Burgess <conor at cucbc.org>, wrote:
> Dear all,
> The CUCBC Executive Committee has decided to enact the 15 Minute Rule, as defined in Rule 2.b. here: http://www.cucbc.org/handbook/earlies
> "Only first eights may boat within the first 15 minutes after Lighting Down or after the allowed boating time on Saturdays and Sundays. All other crews may boat 15 minutes after Lighting Down."
> The rule will take effect from Wednesday 1st February inclusive, i.e. second boats and IVs may not boat until 07:24 on Wednesday.
> Secondly, a reminder to coxswains regarding life jackets when coxing bow loaded boats. You MUST NOT use automatically inflating life jackets when coxing a bow loader. If the life jacket doesn't have a pull chord to inflate, assume it is an automatically inflating jacket (meaning it'll inflate upon submersion in water). If a bow loader capsizes, an automatic life jacket can inflate, trapping you in the boat under the water, so it is imperative you wear a manual one which you can inflate if required when you've gotten out of the boat.
> Captains, please ensure the above messages reach your VCs, LBCs and coxes.
> Best wishes,
> Conor

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