Lent Bumps Notes and Fines

Notes and fines from the umpires will be posted here as the week's racing progresses.

​Fines can be appealed by e-mailing Dr Dan Wilkins, CUCBC Senior Treasurer (seniortreasurer[at]cucbc.org) within 48 hours.

Tuesday

Notes from the Umpires​

  • A reminder to all cyclists (bank parties, umpires and otherwise) to please look behind you before pulling over / jumping off your bike when your crew bumps out. Similarly, please look behind you before jumping back on / pulling onto the towpath.
  • Thank you to all of the clubs providing marshals today - we're very happy to have had a full set!

Fines

  • Caius W2 - slow to clear - £20
  • Clare M2 - Forgot bung, no advantage - £15
  • Downing M3 & Hughes Hall M2 - Taking the correct decision to hold it up to avoid hitting a stationary crew - Commendation
  • Fitzwilliam W1 - Early celebration - £30
  • King's W1 - Failure to clear - £40
  • Lady Margaret M2 - Failure to hold it up on bumping - £40
  • Robinson W1 - Late to marshalling - £10
  • Robinson M2 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Sidney Sussex W1 - Late to marshalling - £10

Wednesday

Notes from the Umpires​

  • It is essential that crews clear quickly after bumping. The crew which has bumped up only needs to stop for long enough for the boats to separate, and then should immediately begin clearing.
  • Coxes please look behind you before deciding which side to clear to.
  • Apologies for the lack of cannons in the first two divisions; matters outside of our control conspired against us unfortunately. Thank you for everyone's understanding and patience in those divisions.

Fines

  • Caius W3 - Poor clearing - £20
  • Christ's M2 - Easying upon being bumped - £20
  • Downing W2 - Causing an obstruction - £40
  • Girton W1 - Overshooting both marshalling and the finish - Bring a satnav tomorrow
  • Magdalene M1 - Foul and abusive language (bank party) - £50
  • Magdalene M1 - Unsporting behaviour (bank party) - £15
  • Peterhouse M1 - Public urination - £85
  • Queens' - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Robinson - Late marshal - £5
  • Robinson M1 - Dropped bung, slight advantage, but not affecting race outcome - £50
  • Trinity Hall M2 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15

Thursday

Notes from the Umpires​

  • Thank you to everyone for their punctuality and patience with the weather conditions - it made it possible to run everything on time, and have us the flexibility we needed to run the races in difficult conditions.
  • Coxes should concede when they first feel contact, or when contact is inevitable; the bows of the boat behind should not be going under 7's rigger before concession. Before Grassy, sustained bowball level with the cox for three or more strokes should warrant immediate concession.

Fines

  • Downing W1 - Late concession - £30
  • Homerton M1 - Public urination - £85
  • Homerton W2 - Illegal practice start - £20
  • Lucy Cavendish W1 - Failure to row on upon being bumped - £20
  • Pembroke M2 - Bank party impeding umpire - Warning
  • Robinson M1 - Dropped bung, slight advantage, not affecting race outcome (second offence) - £100
  • Selwyn W1 - Late to hold it up, leading to failure to clear - £50
  • Sidney Sussex M1 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15

Friday

Notes from the Umpires​

  • The poles are not crow bars. Please do not use them for anything other than their intended purpose (pushing off, and retrieving the chain).
  • Any further foul and abusive language will be severely fined tomorrow, all the way up to stopping crews from racing.
  • Crews (in particular M1 division crews) should get back in boats at marshalling when crews start racing past you, not after being asked four times.

Fines

  • Caius - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Caius W2 - Dangerous clearing - £50
  • Clare Hall W1 - Boating without a lifejacket - £50
  • Corpus Christi W1 - Poor clearing - £20
  • Downing M2 - Early celebration - £20
  • Downing W2 - Excess bank party - £25
  • Downing W2 - Excess bank party (second offence) - £50
  • Homerton W1 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Homerton W2 - Attempting to force another crew to continue racing after the finish line - £20
  • Jesus - Failure to provide a marshal (second offence) - £30
  • Jesus M3 - Easying upon being bumped - £20
  • King’s W2 - Singing ABBA past Control - Add dance routine for tomorrow
  • Magdalene M1 - Foul and abusive language coming past control (second offence) - £100
  • Magdalene M2 - Failure to hold it up upon bumping - £30
  • Queens’ M3 - Foul and abusive language - £50
  • Queens’ W2 - +3, -1, +5 results - Roll a dice and flip a coin; dice is the number of stations, heads/tails is plus/minus
  • St Edmund’s M1 - Failure to hold it up upon bumping - £40
  • Trinity Hall - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Wolfson - Failure to provide a marshal - £15

Saturday

Notes from the Umpires​

  • Thank you to all of the Umpires, Bank Parties, Marshals, and Crews who made Lent Bumps 2019 possible - it takes hundreds of people volunteering a lot of time to run Bumps safely and efficiently, and your efforts are hugely appreciated.
  • The Chief Umpires were impressed by the competence and safety of the coxing this week; awareness of surroundings and sensible decision making led to a drop in dangerous incidents over previous years. Long may this continue!

Fines

  • Caius - Failure to provide a marshal (second offence) - £30
  • Caius W3 - Early celebration - £15
  • Clare - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Emmanuel M2 - Excessive bank party - £25
  • Emmanuel M2 - Excessive bank party (second offence) - £50
  • Emmanuel M2 - Excessive bank party (third offence) - £75
  • Emmanuel M3 - Excessive bank party - £25
  • Girton - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Homerton W1 - Failure to hold it up upon bumping - £40
  • Jesus - Failure to provide a marshal (third offence) - £45
  • Jesus M3 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Lady Margaret M1 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Magdalene M1 - Excessive bank party - £25
  • Magdalene M1 - Excessive bank party (second offence) - £50
  • Magdalene M1 - Excessive bank party (third offence) - £75
  • Newnham W2 - Late concession - £30
  • Queens' - Failure to provide a marshal (second offence) - £30
  • Queens' W1 - Excessive bank party - £25
  • Queens' M1 - Failure to concede - £40
  • Queens' M3 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Robinson - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Robinson M2 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • St Edmund's W1 - Excessive bank party - £25
  • Trinity Hall W1 - Excessive bank party - £25
  • Trinity Hall M2 - Poor clearing - £20

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