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.

Wednesday

Notes from the Umpires​

  • Crews returning upstream having bumped out MUST stop on the reach before reaching the Railway Bridge, to allow the next division to push off. We will start fining crews which do not stop.
  • We've had a CamCard handed in at control - come and check if you've lost yours.

Fines

  • Caius M6 - Illegal crew member in GoR - £50 and disqualification
  • Caius M5 - Illegal crew member in GoR - £50 and disqualification
  • Caius M4 - Failure to declare crew member for GoR - £25
  • Caius M2 - Early celebration - £20
  • Christ's M1 - Public urination - £85
  • Clare - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Clare - Failure to provide a marshal (second offence) - £30
  • Clare W1 - Late concession - £20
  • Downing M2 - Aggressive bank party attempting to influence umpire - £30
  • Fitzwilliam M2 - Extremely dangerous coxing - cox removed from river
  • Girton M2 - Forgot bung, no advantage - £15
  • Homerton M1 - Dangerously late concession - £40
  • Jesus W4 - Dangerous failure to concede - £40
  • Jesus W2 - Failure to concede overlap bump - £25
  • Jesus M1 - Failure to clear blades from towpath after pulling in, leading to cyclist injury - £20
  • King's - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Lady Margaret W2 - Illegal practice start - £25
  • Lady Margaret M1 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Magdalene - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • Magdalene M5 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Magdalene M4 - Slow to hold it up - £20
  • Magdalene M1 - Foul language (bank party) - £50
  • Magdalene M1 - Excessive bank party (first offence) - £30
  • Magdalene M1 - Excessive bank party (second offence) - £45
  • Pembroke W1 - Late to hold it up - £30
  • Peterhouse M1 - Public urination - £85
  • Peterhouse M1 - Urinating on CUCBC (equipment) - we appreciate this is how many of you feel, but please try and be less literal about it
  • Queens' W1 - Foul and abusive language (bank party) - £50
  • Queens' M4 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Queens' M1 - Public urination - £85
  • Selwyn M3 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • St Edmund's - Failure to provide a marshal - £15
  • St Edmund's M2 - Late concession - £30
  • Trinity Hall W2 - No lifejacket - £50
  • Wolfson M2 - Failure to hold it up - £40

Thursday

Notes from the Umpires​

  • Crews returning upstream having bumped out MUST stop on the reach before reaching the Railway Bridge, to allow the next division to push off.
  • As the towpath gets busier towards the end of the week, please ensure that cyclists are stepping off the towpath when they stop to allow others to pass.

Fines

  • Caius W1 - Excessive bank party (first offence) - £30
  • Caius W1 - Excessive bank party (second offence) - £45
  • Caius M3 - Excellent clearing to outside of Ditton - Commendation. Bring trestles and lift the boat off the water tomorrow to leave the river completely clear for the rest of your division.
  • Caius M3 - Not holding at railway bridge for next division - £20
  • Christ's M3 - Incompetent coxing, clipping blades with a crew parked on the outside of Ditton - £25
  • Clare - Failure to provide a marshal (third offence) - £45
  • Clare M1 - Public urination - £85
  • Clare M2 - Late concession - Warning
  • Downing M1 - Early celebration - £20
  • Fitzwilliam M2 - Public urination - £85
  • First and Third M3 - Not holding at railway bridge for next division - £20
  • Hughes Hall W1 - Failure to row on upon being bumped - £40
  • Jesus M5 - Illegal practice start - £25
  • Peterhouse M1 - Foul language towards own crew members - £50
  • Queens' W3 - Dangerous failure to clear (Wednesday) - £50
  • Queens' M3 - Foul language towards own crew members - £50
  • St Catharine's M2 - Dropped bung, slight advantage, did not affect result - £15

Friday

Notes from the Umpires

  • A crew had a bump disallowed today since they bumped by rowing into a stationary boat at race pace. Do not row into stationary crews.
  • Row home sensibly: maintain normal navigation and do not attempt unsafe crew swapping.
  • Bank parties: when not moving, please step off the towpath and keep it clear - both after your crews have bumped out and on the way down to the start.
  • Tomorrow the towpath will be very busy, particularly for the later divisions. Cyclists must watch where they are going and spectators should be on the grass, not the path.
  • Bank parties are strictly limited to four. This includes boatmen, college masters, alumni, VIPs, and anyone else. Crews with excessive bank parties may not be allowed to start the race.
  • Captains: please make sure your club knows that supporters should not run alongside the race. This is very dangerous and will be fined as an excessive bank party.
  • Remember that everything is two hours earlier on Saturday!

Fines

  • Anglia Ruskin M1 - Boating without lifejacket - £50
  • Caius W4 - Early celebration - Warning
  • Caius M1 - Ignoring umpire's instructions - £20
  • Caius M1 - Excessive bank party (first offence) - £30
  • Caius M1 - Excessive bank party (second offence) - £45
  • Caius - Public urination (bank party) - £85
  • Christ's W1 - Illegal crew member (Wednesday) - £75
  • Christ's W1 - Excessive bank party (first offence) - £30
  • Clare - Failure to provide marshal (fourth offence) - £60
  • Corpus W1 - Excessive bank party (first offence) - £30
  • CUCBC Senior Committee - Accidentally setting off siren at control desk - Demonstrate correct use of megaphones at next umpires' briefing
  • Downing M5 - Wearing traffic cone on head - Replace with buoy as more appropriate navigational marker for water-based sport
  • Homerton W3 - Dropped bung, slight advantage, did not affect race outcome - £15
  • Jesus M5 - Impeding umpire - £20
  • Jesus M4 - Dangerous failure to concede - £40
  • Jesus M3 - Wearing greenery after bumping in defiance of club tradition - Paint boats and blades green to match
  • Jesus M2 - Foul and abusive language - £20
  • Jesus M2 - Impeding umpire - £20
  • Jesus M2 - Poor clearing - £20
  • King's W1 - Public urination - £85
  • Magdalene marshal, 12:50-14:50 - Very competent marshalling despite little assistance - Gratitude and commendation
  • Newnham W3 - Excessive bank party (first offence) - £30
  • Pembroke W2 - Late concession - Warning
  • Peterhouse M1 - Excessive bank party (first offence) - £30
  • Peterhouse M1 - Excessive bank party (second offence) - £45
  • Queens' W2 - Clearing well in difficult circumstances - Commendation
  • Robinson W2 - Dropped bung, slight advantage - £15
  • Robinson M1 - Excessive bank party (first offence) - £30
  • Selwyn W1 - Rowing into a stationary crew - £50
  • Selwyn M1 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • St Catharine's M3 - Easying upon being bumped - £20
  • St Catharine's W1 - Excessive bank party (first offence) - £30
  • St Edmund's - Failure to provide marshal (second offence) - £30
  • Trinity Hall W3 - Dropped bung, no advantage - £15
  • Trinity Hall W1 - Excessive bank party (first offence) - £30
  • Trinity Hall W1 - Excessive bank party (second offence) - £45
  • Trinity Hall W1 - Excessive bank party (third offence) - £60
  • Trinity Hall W1 - Excessive bank party (fourth offence) - £75
  • Trinity Hall W1 - Excessive bank party (fifth offence) - £90
  • Trinity Hall W1 - Impeding umpire - £20

Saturday

Notes from the Umpires​

  • Thank you to all of the Umpires, Bank Parties, Marshals, and Crews who made May 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.

Fines

  • All colleges with more than one crew in the same division – Numbers on the bow and coxes backs next year so umpires can tell them apart
  • Caius M2 – Dangerous cox/rower swap – £50
  • Christ’ M2 M2 – Ignoring umpire instructions – £20
  • Corpus – Late Marshal – £5
  • CUCBC Chief Umpires – Holding half the umpires’ briefings this week in the middle of a puddle – Provide wellies for all the umpires in the Lents
  • Downing M2 – Foul and abusive language towards umpire – £25
  • Downing M4 – Foul and abusive language – £25
  • Emmanuel M2 – Excessive bank party (first offence) – £30
  • Emmanuel M3 – Dangerous cox/rower swap – £50
  • Homerton W1 – Dropped bung, no advantage – £15
  • Homerton W1 – Bank party counted down to one and the cox dropped the bung on one – lesson from coxing officer in how the start cannons work and on which bang the boat should row
  • Homerton W2 – Failure to clear – £30
  • Homerton W2 – Excessive bank party (first offence) – £30
  • Homerton W2 – Un-sportsman like behaviour from bank party – £25
  • Jesus M5 – Failure to clear – £50
  • Kings – Failure to provide a marshal (second offense) – £30
  • Lady Margaret M1 – Public urination – £85
  • Lady Margaret W3 – Dangerous failure to row on upon being bumped – £50
  • Magdalene – Failure to provide a marshal (second offense) – £30
  • Magdalene W1 – Dropped bung, no advantage – £15
  • Magdalene M1 – Foul and abusive language – £40
  • Magdalene M3/M4 – Excessive bank party (first offence) – £30
  • Magdalene M6 – Dropped bung, no advantage – £15
  • Magdalene M1 – Mistakenly believing they’re head of the river and rowing a victory lap – Buy your own chocolate medals
  • Murray Edwards W2 – Late concession – Warning
  • Murray Edwards W2 – Failure to row on upon being bumped – £30
  • Murray Edwards W2 – Slow to clear – Warning
  • Newnham W1/Downing – Supporter public nudity, Newnham coach/Downing senior treasurer changing a nappy on first post – Provide nappies to all Lents crews
  • Pembroke – Failure to provide a marshal – £15
  • Pembroke – Failure to provide a marshal (second offense) – £30
  • Pembroke W1 – Failure to hold it up on bumping – £45
  • Pembroke W1 – Very slow to clear – £40
  • Pembroke W2 – Slow to clear – £30
  • Pembroke W2 – Excessive bank party (first offence) – £30
  • Pembroke W3 – Foul and abusive language towards umpire – £45
  • Queens’ M2 – Dangerous cox/rower swap – £50
  • Queens’ W3 – Excessive bank party (first offence) – £30
  • Queens’ W3 – Excessive bank party (second offence) – £45
  • Robinson – Failure to provide a marshal – £15
  • Robinson – Failure to provide a marshal (second offense) – £30
  • St Catharine’s W3 – Dropped bung, disadvantage – £15
  • Trinity Hall – Failure to provide a marshal – £15
  • Trinity Hall – Failure to provide a marshal (second offense) – £30
  • Trinity Hall – Failure to provide a marshal (third offense) – £45
  • Wolfson M2 – Ejector crab during practise start – Enter a swimming team for Lents

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