Competitors instructions

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Officials instructions

Risk assessment

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Bumps 2019 start order

Special message to non-competing crews
ALL oared boats (not just competitors) need to follow the revised crossing arrangement going upstream
See PLA events calender:
Please follow officials' advice (when present). We will have officials at the revised crossing and the PLA mooring during the period that the revised arrangements are in place (if there are no officials in attendance please use the normal navigation rules).

EXTERNAL CREWS - we only have the revised navigation arrangements in place for the marshalling phase and the actual race (there is a considerable time between each race when there are no crews there and the navigation reverts to normal)
If you have been asked to take the revised crossing at Brentford Lock by the race official stationed by the moored boat with the black and white arrows; then there will be a further official at the PLA mooring to assist your safe passage in this area.

Note for PTRC scullers - timed race Sunday 26th May at 12:30 from Pink Lodge - please follow officials' instructions in the start area. If you arrive in this area during the marshalling phase prior to the first division, you must cross at the revised crossing point shown below.
Please do not cross the river after the 3 minute klaxon except under direct instruction. Please do not cross the river after the one minute warning. Once the first race has passed, singles may continue on the Surrey side as normal until the marshalling phase for the secodn division. If you arrive at Brrentford Lock after the 3 minute Klaxon you may wait at the temporary crossing area in order to allow the Bumps race to clear.


There may be a large crane moored at the PLA moorings, or other moored vessels. 

It is possible that crews will be able to pass between the mooring and the wooden post ('red' route shown below) or between the woden post and the Middlesex bank with care ('yellow' route shown below).
It may be necessary to move carefully out in front of the mooring to move round it  ('blue' route shown below).
Please follow the marshal's instructions at this point and take great care.

Please note that this applies to all oared boats, not just competitors.

2018 picture (taken at 23.5.18):


2017 picture with crane:

Bumps_big_crane_in_the_rain_2017_IMG1319 PLA_mooring_navigation
United Hospitals BC Bumps races - marshaling & course diagrams 2019





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