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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

Grey Flag 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 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
  • Navigation of locks prohibited
  • No going below Rainbow Bridge

Red Flag Red Flag

  • No crews allowed out

Grey Flag 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.