[CUCBC Coxes] ***IMPORTANT*** Fairbairns Race Info
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Thu Dec 1 17:33:52 GMT 2011
Firstly, I'd like to thank all participants for helping today run as smoothly as it did. There were a few mishaps, but that's all part of the fun of novice racing! Noone was injured, so I'm happy.
Novice Results are now available.
As per this years change to rules 7.c and 13.e, crews that did not request an increased time gap in advance of the races and were held up have not received time bonuses. The only crew to receive a time bonus was LMBC NM4, who were granted a time bonus, but were still held up.
Minor obstructions (no time bonus awarded):
141 - LMBC NM3 - Held up by Magdalene NM2.
148 - ARU NM3 - Delayed in restarting after a crash at Chesterton by a crashed Jesus NM3.
212 - LMBC NM2 - Held up by a Girton NM2 crab.
Major obstructions (no time bonus awarded):
156 - St Mary's School - Held up by Pembroke NW1 from the combined boat houses to men's top finish.
163 - Downing NW1 - Held up by Magdalene NW1 from the combined boat houses to men's top finish.
147 - ARU NM1 - Aggressive language from bank party instructing Jesus NM3 to move over for an overtake before men's top finish. Jesus took a wide line to allow the overtake after Chesterton, ARU did not steer tight enough, pushing Jesus wider and causing them to crash. Time penalty: 10 seconds.
jcbc-secretary at jesus.cam.ac.uk
+44 7825 225619
On 29 Nov 2011, at 22:19, JCBC Secretary wrote:
> Dear All,
> Please take a moment to read this brief email to ensure the smooth-running of this year's Fairbairns Races.
> 1 - LISTEN TO AND OBEY ALL MARSHALS. If you are in doubt about anything, ask a marshal.
> 2 - Please double-check your crews start position to make sure you know which division you are racing in. If you don't turn up, you can't race... obviously. (http://jcbc.jesus.cam.ac.uk/Fairbairns/start_order.php)
> 3 - Crews will race in order of race number. If you are waiting to start, and the boat ahead of you has a higher number than you, you are in the wrong place.
> 4 - A list of extended time gaps can be found here (http://jcbc.jesus.cam.ac.uk/Fairbairns/docs/time_gaps_2011.pdf). Please check it.
> 5 - One representative from each club should come and collect the race numbers for their whole club. Numbers will be available from 7am on Thursday, and can be collected at any point during racing.
> 6 - There will be a supply of space blankets available when you pick up your race numbers. We recommend that the bank party for ALL crews carry space blankets for the entire crew in case of hold-ups.
> 7 - The maximum bank party size is 4 people per crew.
> 1 - Please ensure you arrive to the start on time (30 mins before the published start time). Late arrivals will be penalised, or disqualified (depending on lateness).
> 2 - Bring plenty of warm clothes. There will be an inevitable wait at the finish before you can row back - it can get extremely cold after the race.
> 3 - ALL novice boats must be accompanied by a bank party. Boats without a bank party will not be allowed to start.
> ***CAPTAINS / LBCs / ORGANISERS***
> 1 - In the even of a Red or Yellow flag on either of the race days, a decision will be made as to whether the races will continue or not. Whatever the decision made by the organisers, it is the responsibility of your club captains/coaches/LBCs to assess whether your crews can cope with the conditions. Be realistic. If they cannot cope with the conditions, do not let them race. Crews racing in conditions that are beyond them will cause chaos on the river, and greatly increase the chance of injuries, so this decision should not be made lightly.
> 2 - Please make sure all your coxes are well briefed on the race course (especially novices!)
> 1 - Make sure you are familiar with the coxes notes (http://jcbc.jesus.cam.ac.uk/Fairbairns/docs/FairbairnsCoxesNotes.pdf).
> 2 - If you need to overtake a slower crew, you may only do so AFTER Chesterton footbridge.
> 3 - If you are being overtaken, CONCEDE THE RACING LINE. Crews failing to concede the line will be penalised.
> Fingers crossed for a smooth race!
> Oscar Branson
> JCBC Secretary
> jcbc-secretary at jesus.cam.ac.uk
> +44 7825 225619
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