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What Do All The Colours Mean?

The colour of the flags represents how fast (and therefore how dangerous) the stream is on the respective stretch, and consequently shows which OURCs rules are in force, though it is important that all crews make their own individual risk assessment before starting an outing.

On the Isis:

Green Flag Green Flag

  • No restrictions

Blue Flag Blue Flag

  • No novice coxes
  • Spin between the spinning posts downstream of Donny Bridge and at Haystacks
  • No spinning at Longbridges, except to land
  • No going above Folly Bridge or through Iffley Lock

 

Amber Flag Amber Flag

  • Senior crews and coxes only
  • All crews must have a bankrider, equipped with a throw-line and a mobile phone pre-programmed with the number of the Iffley Lock-keeper: 01865 777 277
  • Spin between the spinning posts downstream of Donny Bridge and at Haystacks
  • No spinning at Longbridges, except to land
  • No going above Folly Bridge or through Iffley Lock

Red Flag Red Flag

No crews allowed out

Green Flag

 

  • No restrictions

 

 

Blue Flag

No novice coxes
Spin between the spinning posts downstream of Donny Bridge and at Haystacks
No spinning at Longbridges, except to land
No going above Folly Bridge or through Iffley Lock

 

Amber Flag As Blue Flag, but also:
Senior crews only
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
No going 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.