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BUMPS 2017 - The first night is upon us

We start with thanks to Narrowboat ‘Rosie’s skipper, Peter, who pulled a bike and some large pieces of wood out of the river for us yesterday so avoiding a potential incident.

 

Our thanks also to Jeremy from Radegund who has cut the undergrowth along Stourbridge Common to make life easier for the crews landing there.

 

Grateful thanks to both for these initiatives.

 

It had been mooted that numbers would be put on Stourbridge Common for crews to marshal against. However, there will be two marshals from City to assist in getting into reverse order and we would ask crews to pay attention to them so the line-up is completed with minimal fuss and bother. It speeds up crews getting down to the start and getting into position if they are in the correct, reverse, order as they pass the Railings.  

 

Georgina is out tonight so please allow extra time to get to the start although, hopefully, it will not be too disruptive as it is scheduled to be back at its base by 4.30 pm.......which will be when crews in the early Division are boating so please take this into account. (It has no other cruises likely to affect us this week.)

 

As to the wild life, a pair of Swans with their cygnet are around 1st post, and although the cygnet is about half grown, allowance should still be made in accordance with the briefings given in the coxes and marshals meetings.

 

From 11.30 today, I am not available online and any queries after that time need to be addressed to the Bumps committee as a whole when some of the more tekkie members may be able to respond but the usual drill applies.......report at Control which will be open from around 4.15pm/4.30pm.

 

Please remember usual ‘housekeeping matters’.....warn crews to make sure they have water, sun cream etc as the First Aiders are there for emergencies only.

 

Any encounters or incidents with the Little Red Boat should be reported fully - date, time etc - to control for feedback to the River Manager.

 

Please ensure that bank parties assist coxes when a Bump has been made so that the river is cleared quickly and, above all, safely. There was a serious pile-up in the Mays that saw a cox in hospital and we do not want that to be repeated this week.

 

Please remember that Bumps 2017 is a showcase for Cambridge rowing so please keep the event free from swearing and as good natured as the Aims require:

 

The aims of the Cambridgeshire Rowing Association’s (CRA) Bumping Races are to promote the enjoyment of local oarsmen and oarswomen and the friendly rivalry between CRA affiliated Clubs and their members. 

 

The main thing is.......Good Luck and Good Racing!

We start with thanks to Narrowboat ‘Rosie’s skipper, Peter, who pulled the attached out of the river for us yesterday so avoiding a potential incident.

 

Our thanks also to Jeremy from Radegund who has cut the undergrowth along Stourbridge Common to make life easier for the crews landing there.

 

Grateful thanks to both for these initiatives.

 

It had been mooted that numbers would be put on Stourbridge Common for crews to marshal against. However, there will be two marshals from City to assist in getting into reverse order and we would ask crews to pay attention to them so the line-up is completed with minimal fuss and bother. It speeds up crews getting down to the start and getting into position if they are in the correct, reverse, order as they pass the Railings.  

 

Georgina is out tonight so please allow extra time to get to the start although, hopefully, it will not be too disruptive as it is scheduled to be back at its base by 4.30 pm.......which will be when crews in the early Division are boating so please take this into account. (It has no other cruises likely to affect us this week.)

 

As to the wild life, a pair of Swans with their cygnet are around 1st post, and although the cygnet is about half grown, allowance should still be made in accordance with the briefings given in the coxes and marshals meetings.

 

From 11.30 today, I am not available online and any queries after that time need to be addressed to the Bumps committee as a whole when some of the more tekkie members may be able to respond but the usual drill applies.......report at Control which will be open from around 4.15pm/4.30pm.

 

Please remember usual ‘housekeeping matters’.....warn crews to make sure they have water, sun cream etc as the First Aiders are there for emergencies only.

 

Any encounters or incidents with the Little Red Boat should be reported fully - date, time etc - to control for feedback to the River Manager.

 

Please ensure that bank parties assist coxes when a Bump has been made so that the river is cleared quickly and, above all, safely. There was a serious pile-up in the Mays that saw a cox in hospital and we do not want that to be repeated this week.

 

Please remember that Bumps 2017 is a showcase for Cambridge rowing so please keep the event free from swearing and as good natured as the Aims require:

 

The aims of the Cambridgeshire Rowing Association’s (CRA) Bumping Races are to promote the enjoyment of local oarsmen and oarswomen and the friendly rivalry between CRA affiliated Clubs and their members. 

 

The main thing is.......Good Luck and Good Racing!