*Captains please forward this message to your clubs*
The time has come for Umpiring Sign Up. Umpiring is a great way to get involved
in the racing and you get the chance to be right at the centre of the action -
either by cycling along with the crews or acting as a static umpire along the
As a 'thank you' for your time, all umpires are offered a free dinner
(including drinks) at a pub the week after Bumps. Furthermore, everyone who
volunteers for umpiring before Monday 19th Feb will count towards their
college's marshal allocation (if you sign up after this, please drop me an
You don't need to have umpired before. There will be a meeting for all umpires
ahead of racing where we explain everything and all new umpires are paired with
a 'senior' one during racing. However, we do ask that you have rowed or coxed
in at least 2 sets of bumps before so that you understand how the races work.
Please remember that you can both compete and umpire. We suggest you leave two
divisions clear before your race and one after to allow you to get to and from
the boathouses. The division times are available here:
The umpires briefing will be on Sunday 25th February, time and location TBC.
It'll last about half an hour, and I’ll endeavour to distribute a first draft
of the umpiring rota before the meeting.
You can sign up here: http://www.cucbc.org/lents/umpires/signup
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at co...@cucbc.org
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