(Very) provisional schedule -  2021 Bumps
?Sunday 20th June


1. 11:00 High water
2. 12:45 - 13:20 Womens crews boat (detailed boating plan)
3. 14:00 Womens race 1 (start - Kew only, turn and go back to the start immediately)
4. 14:45 Womens race 2 (start - UL, full length)
5. 15:15 - 16:15 Crews change over (and stakers etc) - detailed boating plan
6. 17:00 Mens race 1 (start - Kew only, turn and go back to the start)
7. 17:45 Mens race 2 (start - MAA, full length)
8. 18:00 Mens crews deboat (detailed boating plan)
9. 19:00 Low water


Results 2019

Results 2018 

Results 2017

Results 2016

Winners 1980 onwards


Recent photographs

Bumps 2020 start order 

Advice to other oared boats not competing in the event

Officials' instructions

Risk assessment

Safety documents

Course diagrams

Landing at the start

Bumps party


 United Hospitals Bumps Races
Held annually on the Tideway since 1954
PROVISIONAL DATE Sunday 20th June 2021
(subject to the COVID 19 pandemic restrictions). 

The United Hospitals Bumps are held between Brentford Lock/Syon Crossing and the University of London Boathouse/MAABC

There is a variation in navigation for all oared boats against the stream at Brentford lock (local rules approved by the PLA)
Please follow this
link regarding navigating around the PLA moorings

The races will be held between the Syon Pavilion and Chiswick Bridge, with the tide in the navigational channel. The river will remain open at all times during the event. There will be the following temporary changes to the rowing code:

The rowing crossing point at Syon (for all oared boats) will be moved to a temporary position off Brentford Lock
As and when it is safe to do so competitors may overtake in the restricted zones
As and when it is safe to do so competitors may follow the racing line.

A bump is defined as boat, blade or person touching boat, blade or person.

A technical bump is defined as bows past bows.

The start is marked by the three minute, one minute and start klaxons 

The finish is when the sternpost of each boat passes the finish flag at ULBH (women's) or MAABC (men's crews).

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