[CUCBC Contacts] Hon Sec
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Mon Jun 1 18:24:36 BST 2009
We're still in need of more umpires for May Bumps, particularly for
the top divisions (W2, M2, W1 and M1) - you'll get a really good view
of the racing, and if the weather's like today then you'll get a
More details are in Chris' message below, but if you have a reasonable
idea of how Bumps work and would like to help then do sign up at
Division times can be found at http://www.cucbc.org/mays/times -
remember to leave at least a couple of divisions free before your own
race and at least one afterwards.
Thanks to all those that have signed up already,
2009/5/24 Christopher Kerr <culrc at cucbc.org>:
> Although it may be difficult to believe for those of you currently in the
> midst of revision and exams, the May Bumps are less than three weeks away.
> Given the chaotic nature of bumps races, having lots of umpires on the bank
> is crucial to the smooth running of the event.
> Umpiring is a surprisingly fun way to get involved in the Bumps - bike
> umpires get a better view of the action than anyone else, while even the
> supposedly less interesting task of static umpire is pretty much the same as
> just watching from the bank with the exception that you get to wear a
> fetching fluorescent bib and carry a radio and megaphone. If that isn't
> enough to persuade you, you get a free dinner on the Thursday of May Week
> and reduce the number of marshals your club has to provide.
> To help out, you don't need to have umpired before although we do ask that
> you have rowed or coxed in at least 2 sets of Bumps in the past. (That said,
> I had only rowed in one set of Bumps before I umpired for the first time -
> what's important is that you know the basics of how the Bumps work.) There
> will be a meeting for all umpires where we will explain everything and those
> that have not umpired before will be paired with a 'senior' during the
> If you would like to help out, please sign up at
> indicating which divisions you are available for (the times of the divisons
> are listed at http://www.cucbc.org/mays/times ).
> (If that link doesn't work because the link has been line-wrapped, try this
> tinyurl link: http://tinyurl.com/qoydqa )
> You can both compete and umpire (although obviously don't sign up to umpire
> a division you're competing in or the divisions immediately before or
> If you have any questions, please get in touch.
> Christopher Kerr
> St Catharine's College
> Cambridge CB2 1RL
> CULRC Hon: Sec: 2008-09
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> Umpires at lists.cucbc.org
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