Bumps Marshalling Instructions for Long Bridges Boathouse
(St. Catz, Hertford, Mansfield, St. Hilda's, Green Templeton, St. Benet's)
NB: These are the instructions for bumping races only, separate
instructions apply for Rowing On
- Colleges may wish to arrange for one raft to
boat top-half and one to boat bottom-half crews where possible
- If you are
in the bottom half of the division, boat with your bowball to the right, go
straight through the Gut, and stick to the cox's right (bowside) for the rest
of your warmup, spinning near Haystacks and close to the Falcon raft as
necessary. As you go into the Gut, keep a careful eye out for returning bumped-out crews (you both stick to your respective bowsides and you'll be fine). Below the Gut, stick to bowside and spin near Haystacks (*or above Haystacks if red flag) and by the Falcon raft.
- If you are in the top half of the division, boat with your bowball
to the left, and start your warmup going close to the towpath bank past Univ.
Spin to bowside at the Head or near the top of the boathouses, down the boathouses and Green bank, and turn to
bowside at Long Bridges if you have time, away from the mouth of the Gut.
- When ready
to go to your bungline, turn to bowside again and proceed downstream, again
keeping close to the boathouses/Green bank. Remember you can spin anywhere, you don't need to go right to the Head.
- When you reach the Gut, you start
keeping to bowside (cox's right) and keep to normal river rules.
- Crews in the bottom half of the division can do laps between Haystacks and Falcon, spinning carefully out of the way of other crews. They can spin anywhere it's safe and clear.
- Crews in the top half of the division warm up above the Gut, and when they come to their bunglines, must spin STRAIGHT ON, stopping beside their number then turning (in Torpids, where they will be dragged by the stream).
- All crews should be in or below the Gut with 5 minutes to go, and holding their bunglines with 1 minute to go, or they will be fined as late.
- Crews in the correct water (ie on their bowside) have priority
over those near their strokeside bank.
- Give way if your crew is in the "wrong" place, eg if you are crossing to your bungline.
- If you are in the crowded bungline area, spin bows to the towpath.
- IF YOU BUMP OUT BELOW YOUR BOATHOUSE
then follow the last
racing boat upstream, and go straight into your raft upstream, giving way to anyone pushing off.
- Crews bumping out below the Gut must stick to bowside on the lower stretch until they are above the Gut, when they should move to strokeside on the upper reach.
- IF YOU BUMP OUT ABOVE YOUR BOATHOUSE
then proceed to the Head, spin to bowside, come down
close to the boathouses and Green Bank, and spin close to the rafts before
coming in upstream. You can't land downstream during bumps without seriously impeding others.
STICK TO THE BANKS AND LEAVE THE MIDDLE CLEAR FOR CRUISERS
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