Hi all,

* Captains please forward to your experienced rowers *

One final push would be appreciated - about 10 more people will make the rota a 
lot better for everyone. I’ll start to organise it all tomorrow evening, so 
sign ups by 18:00 tomorrow (Monday 19th) would be great!

Best wishes,
Conor

On 14 Feb 2018, 16:35 +0000, Conor Burgess <co...@cucbc.org>, wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> Thanks to everyone who has signed up already. Unfortunately though, we're 
> still in need of quite a lot more umpires for the Lent Bumps. Without 
> Umpires, the Bumps simply can't go ahead safely, so please forward this 
> message onto anyone who has Bumps experience (two sets minimum please), 
> especially those who aren't competing this term.
>
> As added motivation, here's the signups by college so far (along with a 
> reminder that colleges with fewer or no umpires will receive a lot more 
> marshaling slots, and whilst umpiring slots are based on when you're free and 
> get the best view of the action, marshaling slots are randomly assigned, 
> often in less desirable locations, and immovable):
>
> Caius 2
> Churchill 2
> Darwin 2
> Emmanuel 4
> First & Third 3
> Fitzwilliam 1
> Hughes Hall 1
> King's 1
> Lady Margaret 1
> Murray Edwards 2
> Newnham 4
> No College 1
> Pembroke 4
> Queens' 3
> Selwyn 1
> Sidney Sussex 5
> St Catharine's 3
> Wolfson 2
>
> You can sign up here: http://www.cucbc.org/lents/umpires/signup
>
> Many thanks,
> Conor
>
> > On 4 February 2018 at 21:09, Conor Burgess <co...@cucbc.org> wrote:
> > > *Captains please forward this message to your clubs*
> > >
> > > Dear all,
> > >
> > > 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 course.
> > >
> > > 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 email!).
> > >
> > > 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: 
> > > http://www.cucbc.org/lents/times
> > >
> > > 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
> > >
> > > Many thanks,
> > > Conor
>
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