2004 Instructions for Crew Judges
The primary duty of race officials is to
care for the safety of competitors, other officials, other water users and
the public at large. Consideration of safety should override all other
that you know the name of the crew you are judging (which will be
assigned on the day, and will different from the crew that named you
on its entry form), its bung line number and the names of the crews
above and below.
racing boats on bicycles along the towpath.
crews to concede if a bump is inevitable or an overlap equivalent to a
bump has been achieved.
the timing relative to any other bumps that maybe taking place around
you and position of a bump.
that conceding crews row on, and that bumping crews pull over away
from the racing line without impeding other crews behind them that are
still in the race.
to John Hill at Race Control in person immediately
after the race, whether or
not the crew(s) to which you were assigned achieved a bump.
you are following the last crew inform the marshal at Folly
Bridge once your crew has crossed the finish line.
Definition of a 'Bump' (Extracted from the Local Rules
L12.1. A bump shall be deemed to have taken place when:
a) a boat touches any part of the boat in front of
it, the term 'boat' to include oars, rudder, crew, pole or bungline;
b) an umpire or judge deems an equivalent overlap
equivalent to L12.1a, above, to have taken place; or
c) when the coxswain or stroke of the leading boat acknowledges, by
raising his arm, that a bump is inevitable; or
d) when one boat rows clean by another.
L12.2. A boat shall be liable to be bumped until every part of it
has crossed the finishing line.
L12.3. On achieving a bump, a boat ceases to be part of a race.
L12.4. Crews dropping out of the race at any time (e.g. on
achieving bump) must pull over immediately away from the racing line to
the safety of the bank without
stopping Take care not to impede crews still racing who maybe
coming up on either side of you. Any crew which obstructs the race by
failing to observe these instructions is liable to be penalized.
Report any infringements (e.g. crews which obstruct the race by
failing by failing to observe L12.4) to the Controlling Umpire at