Notes and Fines

Notes and Fines:

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

Getting-on Race

Results for Time-Only:

  • First And Third M1 - 3:01
  • King's M1 - 3:10
  • King's NM1 - 3:33
  • Emmanuel NM2 - 4:07
  • Newnham NW2/3 - 5:03

Notes from the Umpires:

  • It feels good to be back on the towpath, seeing so many crews race! We are sorry for the crews who have been forced to scratch due to COVID-19 self-isolation, however we cannot lose sight that we are still in a Pandemic and crew members must self-isolate if asked.
  • This is the first year where there have been more Women's crews entered in a CUCBC-run race than Men's crews, that we can recall.
  • We are still strongly discouraging spectators from attending. Any which do must be on meadowside, and abiding current social distancing practices.
  • Bank parties are limited to *2 cyclists per crew*.
  • All crews looked safe to race and no crews have been removed due to safety measures.
  • Many thanks to everyone for being aware of the new format for today- it is something we have never tried before!
  • A different race system is in place tomorrow so please re-read the race and marshalling instructions. 
  • A set of keys have been handed in. Please email limeng@cucbc.org to arrange collection.
  • Control is now at the finish, this is where all marshals should collect bibs, sign in and receive their briefing.

Fines:

  • Christ's - Failure to provide a Marshal: £15
  • Clare - Failure to provide a Marshal: £15
  • First-aiders - Thanks for volunteering at short notice: an edible token of thanks
  • Homerton - Marshal pulling a double shift after reading the marshalling times wrong: consider a trip to specsavers, however commendation for pulling the double shift
  • Murray Edwards W2 - Dangerous activity: Pushing off the bank into the course of Christ's NM1 and severely impeding them: £75
  • Pembroke - Failure to provide a Marshal: £15

Monday

Notes from the Umpires

  • A reminder that NO crews are allowed to do stationary practice starts at any point on the row up to the start.
  • After marshalling between the Green Dragon bridge and the P&E crews should be ready to race and do not need to be pulled in on first post reach before heading down to the start.
  • Racing boats must stay on their stations, no matter how far ahead or behind the other crew they are. Crews that are not on their stations will be warned by umpires. Any crew being repeatedly warned by their umpire and not responding will be disqualified. Any crew causing a clash while off their station is liable to be immediately disqualified.

Fines:

  • Caius M1 - Illegal practice start: £15
  • Christ's NW2 - Excessive Bank on the bow - Line the bank with bumpers to protect the bank from further damage
  • King's W1  - Ignoring Umpire & Failing to stay on station: £50
  • Lady Margaret M1 - Ignoring Umpire & Failing to stay on station: £50
  • Lady Margaret M1 - Foul and abusive language: £40
  • Magdalene M1 - Illegal practice start: £15
  • Magdalene M1 - Illegal practice start (second offense): £30
  • Pembroke W3 - Foul and abusive language: £40
  • Sidney Sussex M1 - Illegal practice start: £15

Tuesday

Notes from the Umpires

  • Really efficient racing today, we were ahead for most of the day, well done everyone
  • Please do not be late for your marshalling time. The marshalling time we have given you is the time you need to be at the Green Dragon Bridge by (except for the first division, who should be below the start by this time).
  • Please remember that the marshalling on Stourbridge Common is in reverse order. The marshals can assist you with where to pull in if you're unsure.

Fines:

  • Christ’s - Failure to provide a marshal (Monday, second offence): £30
  • Downing - Failure to provide a marshal: £15
  • Emmanuel - Failure to provide a marshal: £15
  • Emmanuel W2 - Excessive Bank Party: £30
  • First and Third - Failure to provide a marshal (Monday): £15
  • First and Third  - Failure to provide a marshal (Second Offence): £30
  • Fitzwilliam NM1 - Illegal practice start: £15
  • Girton W1 - Ignoring Umpire & Failing to stay on station: £50
  • Homerton M1  - Ignoring Umpire & Failing to stay on station: £50
  • Lady Margaret NM1 - Illegal practice start: £15
  • Lady Margaret W1 - Excessive Bank Party: £30
  • Pembroke W1 - Excessive Bank Party: £30
  • Sidney Sussex - Failure to provide a marshal (Monday): £15
  • Sidney Sussex NM1 - Illegal practice start: £15
  • Wolfson - Failure to provide a marshal (Monday): £15
  • Wolfson - Failure to provide a marshal (Second Offence): £30
  • Wolfson - Failure to provide a marshal (Third Offence): £45
  • Wolfson NW1 - Late to Marshalling: £10

Wednesday

Notes from the Umpires:

  • Crews must not spin beside moored boats on Plough Reach. Either spin upstream of the Plough or downstream of First Post corner following marshalling instructions
  • Please ensure marshals arrive on time. We will brief marshals at the time stated on the marshalling rota so they need to come to the finish a few minutes before that time. 
  • A crew has had their day's result disqualified due to clashing with their opponent. Racing boats must stay on their stations; any crew being repeatedly warned by their umpire and not responding will be liable to be disqualified.
  • Away from the racing course, all crews must follow normal navigation rules, unless specifically instructed by an umpire or marshal.
  • Tomorrow is the final day of racing so we may require tie-breaker races in some divisions. Please listen carefully to any additional instructions given on the day, and bear with us as we react to race results to facilitate these races.

Fines:

  • Caius NM1 - Dangerous coxing: failure to stay on station causing blade clash - £50
  • Caius NM1 - Ignoring Umpire's instructions - £30
  • Caius M2 - Foul language - £40
  • Caius M2 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Darwin NW1 - Obstruction of umpire by bank party - £15  
  • Emmanuel M1 - Repeatedly ignoring umpire's instructions, leading to blade clash and impeding opponent - Disqualification from today's racing.
  • Emmanuel W2 and Queens' W2 - Excessively close racing margin at the finish - please send suggestions for photo-finish systems to CUCBC.  
  • Fitzwilliam NM1- Excessive bank party - £30
  • Fitzwilliam NM1 - Excessive bank party (second offence) - £45
  • Fitzwilliam NM1 - Excessive bank party (third offence) - £60
  • LMBC M1 and Caius M1 - Actually following respective stations in a very close race - Commendation for a very good race!  
  • Lucy Cavendish NW1 - Racing with an ineligible crew member - Disqualification from today’s racing
  • Magdalene M1 - Foul language from Bank Party during racing - £40
  • Magdalene M1 - Foul language at finish - £40
  • Queens' M1 - Illegal practice standing start - £15  
  • Trinity Hall M1- Illegal practice standing start - £15
  • Sidney Sussex - Failure to provide a marshal (second offence) - £30

Thursday

Notes from the Umpires:

  • Thank you to all of the Crews, Bank Parties, Boatmen and Boatwomen, Marshals, and Umpires who made June Eights Regatta possible - hundreds of people volunteered a huge amount of their time to enable this large, multi-day regatta, and we are very grateful to all of you.
  • Hopefully CUCBC will never have to organise an Eights Regatta again, but thank you for bearing with us as we ironed out the kinks in the marshalling and race format.
  • There will not be a formal prizegiving ceremony due to the ongoing restrictions on group sizes, but prizes will be available for collection by a representative of each winning crew. Exact time/location will be confirmed on Friday.
  • We still have a set of unclaimed keys (with "Thasseus" on them) that were found on the towpath on Sunday. If they belong to you, please email committee@cucbc.org to arrange collection.

Fines:

  • Caius M1 - Foul and abusive language / gestures from bank party - £40
  • Caius NW1 - Illegal practice start - £15
  • Caius W1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Darwin W1 - Repeatedly ignoring umpire's instructions to return to station and taking an advantage - disqualification from today’s racing
  • Churchill NW1 - Ignoring Umpire’s instruction, leading to a blade clash which caused impediment and affected race outcome - disqualification from today’s racing
  • Emmanuel NM1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Emmanuel NM1 - Excessive bank party (second offence) - £45
  • Jesus - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Jesus NW1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Jesus NW1 - Excessive bank party (second offence) - £45
  • Lady Margaret - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Lady Margaret M2 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Pembroke NM1 - Excessive bank party - £30
  • Sidney Sussex M1 - Not knowing left from right, nor where the middle of the river is - wear labelled mittens in future
  • Wolfson NW1 - Dangerous coxing (outside of racing) - £50

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