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What Do All The Colours Mean?

The various colours represent how fast (and therefore how dangerous) the stream is on the stretch.  If the flag is grey then this shows that the flag is not currently being updated.  The colours of the flags also dictate which OURCs rules are active on the stretch though it is important that all crews make their own individual risk assessment before starting an outing.

On the Isis:

Green Flag No restrictions
Blue Flag

No novice coxes
Crews must spin between the spinning posts downstream of Donny Bridge and at Haystacks
No spinning at Longbridges
No going above Folly Bridge
No going through locks

Amber Flag Senior crews only
Crews must spin between the spinning posts downstream of Donny Bridge and at Haystacks
No spinning at Longbridges
No going above Folly Bridge
No going through locks
Crews must have a bank-rider with a throw-line and a mobile phone
Red Flag  No crews allowed out
Grey Flag  Flag not currently being maintained.  All crews must make their own decision on whether it is safe to row

 

At Godstow:

Green Flag No restrictions
Amber Flag

Senior crews only
River closed below Rainbow Bridge

Red Flag  No crews allowed out
Grey Flag  Flag not currently being maintained.  All crews must make their own decision on whether it is safe to row

Keeping Up-To-Date

There's lots of different ways to keep up to date on the latest conditions on the Isis and Godstow stretches.