Early Morning Traffic Restrictions

  1. That the CUCBC Executive Committee shall introduce restrictions on the number of boats that may be on the water between Lighting Down and 0830hrs on Mondays to Fridays and during the first 15 minutes after the allowed boating time on Saturdays and Sundays in Full Michaelmas and Lent Term as necessary.
  2. That from the date on which restrictions are introduced until further notice, at the discretion of the CUCBC Executive Committee, either
    1. Each Club will only be permitted to have two boats (including IVs and VIIIs, but not counting singles, pairs or tub pairs) on the river at any one time in the restricted period on Mondays to Fridays, or
    2. Only first eights and boats in the 1st Lents Division 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.
  3. That fines for a breach of this rule will accrue to the Club, rather than the crew concerned and that any club in breach of this rule will be fined £50 for a first offence, £100 for a second offence, a training ban of one week for the whole club for a third offence and disqualification of the whole club from all events organised or insured by CUCBC (including College Regattas and Lent Bumps) in that Term for any subsequent offences.
  4. That the normal appeal procedures will apply to penalties incurred as a result of breaching these rules.
  5. During the Lent Term, and in addition to any other restrictions the CUCBC Executive Committee may introduce, fours or eights boating on weekday mornings must not spin before Baitsbite Lock in the 15 minute period after Lighting Down. Boats wanting to spin at the Penny Ferry or on the Long Reach may only do so from 15 minutes after Lighting Down.
  6. During the Lent Term all crews must maintain full slide, full crew rowing until Chesterton footbridge, where they may begin exercises providing they allow room for other crews to overtake. This will apply in the 15 minutes after Lighting Down only.

The existing rules relating to novice boating time (0730hrs) and noise remain in force.

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