Friday's racing - well done

Date of Email24th Feb 2012Sent By:Rachel Quarrell <rachel.quarrell@balliol>
Congratulations to everyone who contributed to the third day of Torpids goi=
ng so smoothly.

CLOTHING
As some divisions realised, the occasional delay may be caused which is not=
hing to do with crews.  So do make sure everyone has an extra top tucked in=
 below their seat, to put on if you have to wait on the bungline.  Saturday=
 may feel chillier when the sun goes in, too.

LIGHTS
Men's div 1 and Women's div 1 please do boat with your lights, since delays=
 and cloud cover can make it become quite dark.  Divisions won't be delayed=
 just to let you find and attach some.

PRACTICE STARTS
It came to our attention today that some crews, particularly those on the t=
op (boathouse) stretch, did practice starts in rather unsafe places.  Have =
a think before you begin, and make sure there is enough room.  Don't bank o=
n someone else moving out of your way.

CIRCULATION
Improving all the time, but there are still some coxes who think they do no=
t need to stay next to the banks, or forget it's "stick to bowside" in and =
below the Gut.  Please ensure all your college's crews understand and keep =
to the circulation pattern.  There will almost certainly be more river traf=
fic on Saturday, and during warm-up it is essential you allow cruisers to m=
ove and do not get in the way by being in the wrong place.

ONE MINUTE SILENCE FOR PETE BURDEN
Sadly we have had to run this year's Torpids without Pete Burden, stalwart =
poleman and boatman for four colleges, who died ten days ago.  We will be h=
olding a one-minute's silence for Pete just after the 5-minute gun for Men'=
s Div 1 on Saturday.  It will be broadcast from the bunglines through the r=
adio and tannoy system with a klaxon noise to mark the beginning and the en=
d.  Crews for that division may wish to be on their bunglines a little earl=
y, and will be given enough time to get ready for racing after the minute h=
as finished.  Alumni from Pete's colleges may like to know about his funera=
l arrangements, details of which were posted in the General forum on Tuesda=
y.

Good luck and safe racing for day four,

RQ for the SUs.=

Purchase your rowing stash from SHIRTWORKS on Cowley Road.
Email shop@shirtworks.co.uk or call 01865 251 944

Return to Email Archive