[CUCBC Captains] Introduction of the 15-minute rule from Thursday 3rd Feb

Limeng Zhu limeng at cucbc.org
Mon Jan 31 20:44:25 GMT 2022

Dear Captains,

We hope you have had a good first week of rowing in full term, and thanks
for all the EMM reports.

Based upon EMM rota recordings and Committee observation of early mornings
last week, and following discussion, the CUCBC Exec and Senior Committees
have decided to enact the 15-minute rule, *effective from Thursday 3rd

15 minute rule: "*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." (15 minute rule:
http://www.cucbc.org/handbook/earlies) Do note this is for 1st VIIIs only,
and is not affected by position in Lents or Mays.

This should hopefully reduce frustrations and increase spacing of boats on
the river. If this doesn't work, we'll look at bringing the two-boat system
in instead; but our hope is that the 15-minute rule is sufficient to give
crews more time rowing and less time queueing. Please can you inform EMMs
to enforce this from this Thursday, for everyone's benefit.

Secondly a reminder regarding *lights *(have solid white lights on
stern+bow), *traffic *(full crew, full slide, spin at lock if pushing off
in first 15 minutes) and *noise *(minimal noise before 0730 upstream of the
*railway* bridge; except for emergencies (e.g. capsize, imminent crash,
attacking lions).

With Kind regards,

Limeng Zhu
CUCBC Executive Committee
On Behalf of Cambridge University Combined Boat Clubs
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