United Hospitals Time Trial

UHBC Time trial competitors instructions

UHBC Timetrial Start order

Risk assessment - coronavirus


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United Hospitals Time Trial
 

Officials’ Instructions

Time

Event

12:41

High water Kew Road bridge

14:00

First crew boating at ULBH

15:00

Wave 1 - crews where doubling occurring (spaced by approximately a minute)

15:15

Wave 2 - most crews (approximate, minute intervals)

16:30

Wave 3 - approximate - crews where doubling has occurred (from wave 1)

17:00

Crews return to ULBH

Launch

Designation

Call sign

Position at race start

1

Marshal

Syon Park Pavilion

2

Marshal

Syon crossing

3

Observer

Brentford Ait

4

Observer

SAFETY

Kew Road Br

Road Bridge

5

Marshal

FINISH

Finish line (Middlesex side)

Bank

Control

Race control

CONTROL

ULBH

A

2 x Shore party

Stake 24

B

2 x Shore party

Stake 23

C

Chief Umpire

START

Stake 22

D

2x Start

timekeeper

Start timeline at stake 20

E

2 x Finish

timekeeper

Finish at ULBH

  1. Officials’ meeting on balcony at 13:30.
  2. Please ensure all launches are correctly fitted with BR–compliant IDs and are put out by 14:00 on the day (including petrol, deadman’s handles and safety equipment). Officials at the start end must be in position on the water by the time crews arrive at their station. The list of required launch safety equipment is in the BR Row Safe guide.
  3. All officials must be familiar with the Code of Practice for Rowing on the Tideway[1], the location of the starboard and port lateral mark buoys, and the event rules agreed with the PLA.
  4. All officials must have read the event safety plan.
  5. There may need to be changes to the race format or marshalling arrangements which will be discussed at the officials meeting. Please refer to the curtailment plan for possible changes to the course.
  6. Safety – the designated safety launch will be launch 4 at Kew Road bridge. This should respond to any safety related incidents within the Kew area (e.g. capsize). In general the main aim will be to get competitors to the side of the river on the shingle and if possible allow them to reboat and continue in the race in keeping with the likely weather conditions in late Spring.
  7. First aid available from individual Clubs at ULBH. UHBC/ULBC kit is at ULBH. See below for further details.
  8. In the event of an accident your first duty is to the safety of competitors and yourself – see appendices 4/a/b. Call the safety launch by radio if appropriate. Any emergencies (medical/regatta) to be reported ASAP by radio to the safety launch and control. See appendices 4, 4A and 4B. Safety first – do not put yourself into danger but if close to the scene please offer assistance. Do not neglect the other aspects of your duty. If the safety launch is in attendance then please return to your designated duty unless otherwise requested.
  9. Communication : the primary route of communication for this event will be by mobile telephone. Please ensure you have notified UHBC of your mobile number in advance and that you ensure that your device is a fully charged as possible. Please keep your device dry and accessible . the event will use a suitable system for group messaging.

  1. It is the personal responsibility of each club to ensure each club boat conforms to the BR requirements. Bow-balls, heel release mechanism, BR – compliant IDs, rudder lines and fin, the integrity of the buoyancy chambers, and the proper fitting of coxes’ buoyancy aids must be checked by each club; some random checks will be done by rostered licenced umpires and crews may be excluded if boats do not comply.
  2. Launches must be on the water before crews boat.
  3. All launches are responsible for policing adherence to the PLA rules of navigation in whichever location they are in.
  4. All launches will follow the last oared boat up the course without causing excess wash.
  5. Launch 1
  • Stationed at Syon Park Pavilion.
  • Keep crews on Middlesex in order, line astern, until ready to turn and send down to start.
  • Send a maximum of two crews requiring a Bumps start downriver at a time until the shore party is available.
  • Send a maximum of two crews not requiring a Bumps start downriver at a time. This means that a maximum of four crews should be between the launch and the start at any one time.
  • Be aware of the need for crews to be spaced out with 1 minute gaps during the race.
  1. Shore party A & B
  • Ensure that crews landing for a Bumps start keep well over to the Surrey side and slow right down.
  • Ensure that the crew keeps the stern into the side at all times.
  • Catch the crew at the stern end first (i.e. 7 blade) and then pull the crew in keeping the stern in.
  • Use two people to hold the 7 blade and 3 blade, ensuring that the crew keeps the blades pushed out and the button is up to the gate, and the number 7 blade can be buried in the water at the start.
  • Walk the crew down to approximately stake 22.
  • The start will be counted down from 20 seconds (‘20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 -----Go’). A klaxon may be used instead of the word ‘go’.
  1. START (Chief umpire) responsibilities:
  • Chief marshal/chief umpire
  • Senior medical advisor.
  • Overall control of conduct of event
  • Overall control of marshalling in start area
  • Lead for communication in start group (see 13 above)
  • Communication with control prior to commencement of start
  • Setting up a minimum 1 minute gap between crews
  • Starter for all crews
  1. Launch 2:
  • Stationed at Syon Crossing at Isleworth Ferry Gate. Responsible for ensuring adherence to the PLA navigation rules by UH boats paddling to the start and during the race, and ensuring safety.
  • Advise any external oared boats travelling upriver through the Syon crossing about the race.
  • Act as race monitor for the section of river down towards Brentford Lock.
  • Observe for any boat getting into difficulty (e.g. capsizing). If in the immediate vicinity of the capsize please assist. The main aim will be to get the competitor to the side of the river (on the shingle) and allow them to reboat if possible in keeping with the expected weather conditions for late Spring.
  1. Launch 3:
  • Stationed alongside the Brentford Ait so as to have a view upriver towards Brentford Lock and downriver towards Kew Road Bridge (i.e. Middlesex side towards the western end of the Ait).
  • Race monitor – advise crews to adhere to the Tideway Code and to keep apart if necessary. Act as race monitor for the section of river from Brentford Lock to Kew Road Bridge.
  • Observe for any boat getting into difficulty (e.g. capsizing). If in the immediate vicinity of the capsize please assist. The main aim will be to get the competitor to the side of the river (on the shingle) and allow them to reboat if possible in keeping with the expected weather conditions for late Spring.
  1. Launch 4:
  • Launch 4 will be the lead official for the Kew RZ and will be positioned on the Middlesex side below Kew Road Bridge so as to have a view upriver above the bridge and a reasonable view of the river down to the Railway bridge.
  • Launch 4 must keep the start informed of any class V activity at Kew Pier (especially impending departures).
  • The official must warn all crews approaching during the race if there is a possibility of meeting a powered vessel proceeding against the stream in the Kew Rail Bridge RZ.
  • Crews must follow the Tideway Code in the Kew RZ – no overtaking, crews must proceed line astern. There is a short gap between the two RZ where overtaking is allowed.
  • Note that all boats on the fairway count in this assessment - whether or not they belong to crews competing in the race.
  • Coxes who appear to disregard instructions to proceed line astern in the RZ should be made aware that their actions will be reported to the TRRC and the boat may be disqualified if it appears that safety has been compromised by the coxes’ actions.
  • Race monitor – advise crews to keep apart if necessary. Act as race monitor for the section of river from Kew Road Bridge to Kew Rail Bridge.
  • Observe for any boat getting into difficulty (e.g. capsizing). If in the immediate vicinity of the capsize please assist. The main aim will be to get the competitor to the side of the river (on the shingle) and allow them to reboat if possible in keeping with the expected weather conditions for late Spring.
  1. Launch 5:
  • Observe the area between the Railway Bridge and the finish.
  • Race monitor – advise crews to adhere to the Tideway Code and to keep apart if necessary. Act as race monitor for the section of river from Kew Railway Bridge to the finish.
  • Observe for any boat getting into difficulty (e.g. capsizing). If in the immediate vicinity of the capsize please assist. The main aim will be to get the competitor to the side of the river (on the shingle) and allow them to reboat if possible in keeping with the expected weather conditions for late Spring.
  • Ensuring that crews who have passed the finish who are returning to ULBH turn promptly towards Middlesex and ensure that there is no conflict with external crews. Crews returning to other boathouses need to follow the Tideway Code as usual.
  1. Timekeepers
  • Will be placed at the start and finish lines.
  • Must ensure that they have an accurate written record of the order that crews pass both start and finish.
  • Must keep an electronic record of the time using the electronic system.
  • Must keep a manual back up record of the crew number and time.
  • One member of the team should act as the ‘spotter’ to identify the crew and document the crew number manually.
  1. CONTROL
  • Act as co-ordinator at ULBH.
  • Ensure maintenance of adequate communication with the start.
  • Maintain close direct contact (probably by mobile telephone) with the chief umpire
  • Overall supervision of the boating of crews at ULBH
  • Liaison with contact at TSSC to ensure timely boating of GKT crews.
  • Co-ordinator of the accident and emergency action plan - designated to make primary contact with the LAS if an ambulance is required.
  • Ensure appropriate deployment of launches & officials in the finish area
  • telephone contact with start immediately prior to commencement of starting the race.
 
 
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