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decision as to the order in which the boats pass the post shall be
final.

Prizes

XXVII. The Prizes shall be delivered at the conclusion of the
Regatta to the respective winners, who, on receipt of a Challenge
prize, shall subscribe a document to the following effect :

" J e A(BCD, etc.) (Members of the Club) having been this day
declared to be the Winners of the Henley Royal Regatta
Challenge Cup (or Diamond Sculls), and the same having been
delivered to s e on behalf of the Stewards of the said Regatta, do
(jointly and severally) agree to return in good order and condition
as now received the said Cup (or Diamond Sculls) to the Stewards
on or before June ist next, and J e do also (jointly and severally)
agree that if the said Cup (or Sculls) be in any way lost or destroyed,
or permanently defaced J e will on or before the date aforesaid or as
near thereto as may be conveniently possible, place in the hands of
the said Stewards a Cup (or Diamond Sculls) of similar design and
value, and engraved with the names of the previous winners (their
officers and crews) as now engraved on the present Cup and cate! 1
witness of which agreement J e have hereunto subscribed (respec-
tive") name -

L1VC / names.

Reference to Committee

XXVIII. All questions of eligibility, qualification, interpretation
of the Rules, or other matters not specially provided for, shall be
referred to the Committee, whose decision shall be final.

Laws of Racing

XXIX. The Laws of Boat-racing to be observed at the Regatta
are those adopted by the Amateur Rowing Association.*

* See page 352.



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APPENDIX IV
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY BOAT CLUB

RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY

BOAT CLUB

I. LAWS OF THE CLUB
Revised December, 1900

1. THAT the CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY BOAT CLUB consist of the
Members of the several Boat Clubs in the University.

Officers of the Club

2. That the affairs of the Club be under the management of a
President, a Vice-President (who shall also be Hon. Secretary), a
Treasurer, the Captains of all boats rowing in the Lent and May
University Races, and all those who have been Members of the
University Crew. The President and Vice-President shall be elected
at the first Meeting in each Term; those only to be eligible who
shall have been Members of a University Crew, unless there be none
such under the standing of M.A. available. The Treasurer shall be
a Resident Graduate of the University, elected annually at the first
Meeting in the Easter Term.

3. That the names of Candidates for Office of the C.U.B.C. be
sent to the Secretary, and posted by him at the Goldie Boathouse at
least two days before the Meeting, and also be sent to each Boat
Captain.

4. That all cases of dispute be referred to the President, or, in his
absence, to the Vice-President.

Meetings

5. That Meetings of the C.U.B.C. be called by the President
at the beginning of each Term, and as often as business may require,
and that the Assistant Secretary give at least two days' notice thereof
to every person in residence entitled to attend such Meetings.

6. That any person intending to bring forward any motion shall,
at least three days before the Meeting at which he intends to bring
it forward, send a copy thereof to the Assistant Secretary of the



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C.U.B.C., who shall at once post copies at each of the Club Boat-
houses and at the Goldie Boat-house.

7. That the President may call a meeting of the C.U.B.C.
without two days' notice in the case of urgent business. But no
business shall then be transacted except there be at least fifteen
Members present, inclusive of the President.

8. That the President, on being requested to do so in writing by
ten First-boat Captains, must call a Meeting of the C.U.B.C.

9. That at all meetings of the C.U.B.C. every Member present
have only one vote, the President excepted, who shall have the
casting-vote.

Names of Boat Club Officers to be sent in

10. That the Secretary of each Boat Club shall, within a fortnight
of the beginning of full Term, together with his own name, send in
the name of the Treasurer and all Captains of his Club, qualified to
attend General Meetings, to the Assistant Secretary of the C.U.B.C.
That IGS. 6d. be the penalty for neglect of this rule.

11. That the Assistant Secretary of the C.U.B.C. shall forward
a copy of such names to the President and Hon. Secretary of the
C.U.B.C. within a week after his receipt of such names.

Minutes to be kept

12. That the Hon. Secretary enter an account of all business
transacted at Meetings of the C.U.B.C. in the Club Book, and
that at the opening of every Meeting the minutes of the previous one
be read and confirmed.

Finance Committee

13. That a Finance Committee be appointed, consisting of the
President, Secretary, and Treasurer, together with three other
Members, who shall be elected at the beginning of the October
Term by and from the Treasurers of the various Boat Clubs of the
University at a Meeting called by the Treasurer of the C.U.B.C.,
and in addition one Member elected by the C.U.B.C. at the first
Meeting in the October Term.

14. That the estimates for each year be brought before the
Finance Committee for approval, and that no Officer of the Club
be allowed to involve the Club in any expense exceeding Ten
Pounds not provided for in the estimates, without the consent of
the Finance Committee.



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The Treasurer

15. That the Treasurer of the C.U.B.C. be Chairman of the
Finance Committee and have a casting vote in all divisions.

1 6. That all moneys due to the C.U.B.C. be paid to the
Treasurer, who shall keep account of all sums received, and be
responsible for all payments made on behalf of the Club.

Auditors

1 7. That two Auditors be appointed annually at the first meeting
in the October Term, who shall be Graduates resident in the
University, and shall present their report of the accounts of the
three preceding Terms before October 3ist.

Taxation of Boat Clubs

1 8. That the Treasurer of each Boat Club shall send in to the
Assistant Secretary of the C.U.B.C. a balance sheet, together with
an exact statement of the income of his Club for the past year,
signed by an auditor, before October 3ist. That the Penalty for
neglecting this Rule be One Guinea.

19. That every Club shall pay the C.U.B.C. a Subscription in
proportion to its income for the previous year.

20. That the rate per cent, of this Tax be fixed by the Finance
Committee of the C.U.B.C., and levied in three equal terminal
instalments.

21. For the purposes of Laws 18 and 19 the word income shall
include

(i) All money received from any source by a Boat Club.

(ii) The annual value, as assessed for Income Tax, of any
Boathouse or Site which is the property of the Club.

(iii) The value of a boat or other property presented to
the Club.

(iv) The interest of any investments.
Deductions shall be allowed for

(i) Expenses paid by a Boat Club for crews taking part in
Boat Races away from Cambridge.

(ii) Money received for the purchase of a Boathouse or Site,
or any other investment.

(iii) Interest on Mortgage of Boathouse or Site, or on any
other money borrowed.

22. That any Club neglecting to pay the Subscriptions or arrears
to the C.U.B.C. within six weeks of the beginning of full Term be



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fined One Guinea ; and that no Captain be allowed to vote whose
Club is in arrear.

Property of the C.U.B.C.

23. That no Boats, Oars, or Property belonging to the C.U.B.C.
may at any time be used for any purposes save those of the
C.U.B.C. without the written sanction of the Treasurer.

Ruks of the C. U.B.C. to be displayed in Boat-houses

24. That each Boat Club be obliged to have a copy of these
Ruks and Regulations of the C.U.B.C. in its Boat-house or
Boatroom for General Reference.

II. REGULATIONS FOR BOAT-RACING

1. That none but Members of the C.U.B.C. be allowed to row
or Steer in the C.U.B.C. Races.

Eight-oared Races in May and Lent Terms

2. That there be regular Eight-oared Races in the Easter and
Lent Terms, and that the days on which they shall take place and
the number of races be appointed at the first General Meeting of the
Term.

3. That the number of Boats be limited in the May Races to
thirty, rowing in two divisions of fifteen and sixteen respectively,
including the sandwich boat. In the Lent Term there shall be
forty-three boats rowing in three divisions of fifteen each, including
the two sandwich boats.

4. That in the Lent Races the three divisions be named respec-
tively first, second, and third divisions, and that the crews row on
fixed seats in clinker-built boats with not fewer than five strakes on a
side, none of which shall exceed 4j inches (outside measurement).

5. That in the May Races the first division shall row in racing
ships on sliding seats, and the second division in clinker-built boats,
as defined in Rule 4, but with sliding seats.

6. That every Boat Club have the right to be represented by at
least one boat in the Lent Races ; and by at least one and not more
than three in the May Races.

7. That the Lent and May Races be bumping races, and the
starting posts be 150 feet apart. That the last post be at Baitsbite-
lock, and the winning-posts at the Big Horse Grind and the first ditch
above the Railway Bridge.



368 THE COMPLETE OARSMAN

Order of Rowing down and Starting

8. That the boats row down to their stations from the Railway
Bridge in reversed order, the last boat in each division starting first.

9. That in the Lent Races the boats row down at the following
times :

j 3rd Division . . . Last Boat . . 2 p.m.

\ 3 rd ... First , 2.15 p.m.



/2nd
(2nd
Jist
list



Last
First
Last
First



3 P..

3.15 P-m-

4 p.m.
4.15 p.m.



And in the May Races :

j 2nd Division . . . Last Boat . . . 5 p.m.

\2nd . . . First 5.15 p.m.

( ist . . . Last ,, ... 6 p.m.

\ist ,, . . . First ,, 6.15 p.m.

That a gun be fired near the Railway Bridge as a signal when
the last and first boats are to start. That any boat causing delay in
starting may, at the discretion of the President, be fined One Guinea.

10. That the boats be started by three guns : the first gun to be
fired when the Head boat shall have arrived at its post, the second
gun three minutes after the first, and the third gun one minute after
the second.

11. That each .-boat start with the Coxswain holding the regulation
chain attached to its post, and that if he leave go of the chain before
the starting gun is fired, no bump made by his boat can be claimed.
In the case of a defaulting boat being Head of a Division, the boat
that started second, if not itself bumped, may claim to race that boat
again on the following morning.

Length of Course

12. That the first seven boats in all divisions be obliged to go up
to the further post at the Big Horse Grind, and the other boats to
stop at the nearer post at the Morley's Holt; but that the eighth
boat have the option of rowing on to the Big Horse Grind.

Bumps How Made

13. That a boat be considered fairly bumped when it is touched
by any part of the boat behind it, before its stern is past the winning-
post ; passing a boat being held as equivalent to a bump, provided
he successful boat draw its whole length in advance. (The word



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boat includes the ship, crew, and oars if in rowlock). That the
Coxswain of a boat so bumped shall immediately acknowledge the
bump by holding up his hand, and the crew making the bump shall
at once cease rowing, and both boats shall draw aside till all the
other boats still racing have passed. That any crew neglecting this
rule be liable to be fined Five Guineas.

14. That if one boat bump another, the two boats change places,
whatever may have been their position before starting. That any
boat making a bump may row up after the race with its flag hoisted ;
as may also the boat rowing head.

15. That in order to claim a bump, the Captain, or his representa-
tive, shall go to the Goldie Boat-house, and bracket the bump, state
where it took place, and sign his name on the Secretary's list ; if the
bump be not bracketed he shall be fined One Guinea, but the bump
shall, on sufficient evidence, be allowed. No bumps can be claimed
after six o'clock in the Lent Term, or after nine in the Easter Term,
or disputed after nine on the following morning.

1 6. That if a boat miss a race, the boat behind it shall row past
its post and be allowed the bump, and that the boat missing the race
be fined One Guinea.

Last Boats to carry White Flags

17. That the last boat in every division carry a white flag in the
bow under penalty of a fine of One Guinea.

Umpires

1 8. That the President appoint at least three umpires in the Lent
and May Eight-oared Races, and one in all other Races, under the
jurisdiction of the C.U.B.C.

19. That all cases of disputed bumps be referred to the Umpires,
whose decision shall be final. They shall have the power, in all
doubtful cases, of causing the boats concerned to row the race again
on the following morning, starting from their original posts.

None to Row and Steer in Two Divisions

20. That, with the exception of the sandwich boats, no person
shall row or steer in two Divisions in the same Term's races.

Who are not Qualified to Row

21. That no one, after his second year of residence, shall row or
steer in the Lent Races if he has rowed or steered respectively in
the previous May Races.

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22. That no one shall row in the Lent or May Races, or in the
Light Fours, Clinker Fours, or Pairs, after four years from his coming
into residence, unless he has been in residence for at least three
weeks before taking part in these Races ; and that any one proposing
to row after his fourth year shall give notice to the President of the
C.U.B.C., who may, with the concurrence of a majority of the
First Boat Captains, refuse him permission to row.

Taking a boat off the River

23. That in order to take a boat off the river the Captain must
give notice to the Hon. Secretary of the C.U.B.C., who shall place
lists of the boats entered for the races, arranged according to their
order, in the different Club Boat-houses, at least two days before the
commencement of the races in each Term, and on every race day
during the Term.

Getting on Races

24. That for the Lent and May Races any Club desirous of
putting on boats shall have the right to challenge the lowest non-
representative boat to a bumping-race, and if successful shall supplant
it, but shall start at the bottom of the river. That if there be more
challenging crews than one, they shall row a time race amongst
themselves, and the winner shall row the challenged boat. That
the date for these races be fixed at the first Terminal Meeting
of the C.U.B.C., and that at least a week's clear notice be given
to the Secretary of the C.U.B.C. by the Captains of crews desirous
to compete.

25. That no one who has rowed or steered in a successful boat in
the time races shall row or steer in a higher boat during the races
which follow.

Time Races

26. That the entrance fee for the boats competing for a place in
the Lent Races shall be 3 3*. o^., and for a place in the May
Races $ 5*. od.

27. That in all time races under the jurisdiction of the C.U.B.C.
there shall only be two boats in each heat, and no boat be allowed
to draw more than one bye.

28. That in all time races, in addition to the Umpires, a Judge
be appointed and stationed by the President, and that his decision
in all cases shall be final.



APPENDIX IV 371

Maintenance of order on the River

29. That the President and Secretary of the C.U.B.C. may
from time to time issue regulations for the maintenance of order
on the river, and may impose a fine of One Guinea in case of
infringement.

30. That during the Lent and May Races no horses, bicycles,
tricycles, or motors be allowed on the tow-path between Baitsbite
and the Pike and Eel, except by special permission of the President,
other than those used by the Umpires ; and that during the Races
for the University Light Fours and Magdalene Pairs, the Steerers
and Umpires alone be allowed to ride or cycle with the races.

31. That, during any of the C.U.B.C. Races, boats not com-
peting shall moor as the badgemen direct, and that any Club
neglecting to do this be liable to a fine of Two Guineas.

Balls to be carried on nose of Boats

32. That all Boats, except Tub-Pairs and Tub-Fours, used for
coaching purposes, be obliged to carry the regulation indiarubber
ball, as provided by the C.U.B.C., firmly fixed to the bow of the
Boat. That the penalty for neglecting this Rule be One Guinea.

Medals

33. That Silver Medals be given to the following :

(i) Members of the Winning Crew in an Inter-University
Race.

(ii) Members of the Head of the River Crews in the Lent
and May Races.

(iii) Members of the Winning Crew of the University Trials.

That Bronze Medals be given to the Members of the Losing
Crew of the University Trials.

Watermen as Coaches

34. That no waterman be allowed to coach Eights or Fours for
the C.U.B.C. Races within a fortnight of the first day of the Races.

No Practice on Sundays

35. That no Crew be allowed to practice for a Race on a
Sunday under penalty of every Member of it being disqualified for
all C.U.B.C. Races during the Term.



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Further Regulations may be made

36. That every Member of the C.U.B.C. be subject to such
Regulations for Boat-rating as the C.U.B.C. may from time to time
decide.



III. REGULATIONS FOR STEERING

1. That Boats going down the river give the Chesterton side to
boats going up, except from the Red Grind to Grassy Corner, where
they take the Chesterton side.

2. That Boats going down the river give way to boats coming
up, and between the Red Grind and Baitsbite " easy " whilst being
passed. At other parts of the river boats going down stream need
not " easy " for the boats coming up, unless the latter signify they
are rowing a course by carrying a white flag in their bows.

3. That during the fortnight preceding the Eight-oared Races
and the ten days preceding the Light Fours, Pairs, and Sculls, no
boat may turn between the Little Bridge at Baitsbite and the Big
Horse Grind except at its own risk, and if, by so doing, it shall
impede any boat engaged in practice for those Races, it shall be
liable to be fined One Guinea.

4. That the coach of any boat may demand leave to pass another
if impeded by it.

5. That any boat fouling another through carelessness shall be
fined Half a Guinea.



IV. LIGHT COXSWAINLESS FOUR-OARED RACES

1. That these shall be rowed as time races.

2. That the posts be 100 yards apart. That the last starting-
post be just above the Little Bridge at Baitsbite, and the top winning-
post by the Big Horse Grind.

3. That the winners be allowed to hold the Silver Bowl until one
week before the day appointed for the commencement of the next
Four-oared Races ; when it must be returned to the President of the
C.U.B.C.

4. That the winners each receive a Silver Cup of the value of
Five Guineas, to be paid for by the C.U.B.C.

5. That the entrance fee for each boat be Three Guineas.

6. That each crew be made up of Members of the same Club.



APPENDIX IV 373

V. RULES FOR THE UNIVERSITY CLINKER FOURS

1 . That the University Clinker Fours be rowed as time races in
heats over the Colquhoun Course.

2. That each crew be made up of Members of the same Club,
and that no one row who rowed or steered respectively in the first
fourteen boats in the First Division on the last night of the previous
May Races.

3. That no Rowing " Blue "be allowed to compete.

4. That the definition of a Clinker Boat shall be as follows : A
boat, with not less than five strakes on a side, none of which shall
exceed 4^ inches (outside measurement).

5. That the entrance fee for each boat be One Guinea.

VI. LAWS OF THE MAGDALENE SILVER PAIR-OARS AND
UNIVERSITY PRESENTATION CUPS

1. That these races be regulated in the same way as the Univer-
sity Four-oared Races, except as shall be provided for otherwise
hereunder.

2. That the course be that of the Colquhoun Sculls.

3. That Watermen be allowed to coach and steer for these races.

4. That any Member qualified to row in the C.U.B.C. races be
qualified to row.

5. That a crew need not consist of Members of one Club.

6. That no winning pair be allowed to enter together a second
time.

7. That the winners return the Oars to the Captain of the
Magdalene College Boat Club at least a fortnight before the date
fixed for the following races.

8. That the entrance fee for each boat be One Guinea, to be
paid at the time of entry to the Secretary of the C.U.B.C.

VII. REGULATIONS FOR THE "COLQUHOUN SILVER SCULLS"

1. That this be a Time Race, to be decided in heats. Not
more than two competitors shall start in any heat, their stations
being determined by lot. The competitor drawing the last station
shall start from the Little Bridge at Baitsbite, and the starting-posts
shall be a hundred yards apart. The first winning-post shall be
placed 78 yards below the Railway Bridge.

2. That these Races take place annually in the October Term,
and that it rests with the Committee of the Lady Margaret Boat



374 THE COMPLETE OARSMAN

Club to appoint the day and hour, due notice of which will be given
at least a fortnight before.

3. That this Race shall be open to all the Members of the
C.U.B.C. in bona fide residence at the University during the Term
in which the race takes place. Provided the winner in any year be
not allowed to enter in any subsequent year. Provided also that
no one who has exceeded five years from the date of his first
commencing residence shall be allowed to enter.

4. That the First Captain of the Lady Margaret Boat Club or his
Deputy shall act as Starter, and that the Committee of the Lady
Margaret Boat Club have the power of appointing the Umpire
and determining all and every dispute that may arise among the
competitors.

5. That every Candidate send in his name, College, and Club to
the Captain of the Lady Margaret Boat Club at least a week before
the first day of the races. That the Entrance Fee be One Guinea,
which must be paid at the time of entering. That Members of the
Lady Margaret Boat Club shall be exempt from the Entrance Fee.

6. That the winner be allowed to hold the Sculls till the first of
November following the Race, and that he then return them to the
Captain of the Lady Margaret Boat Club.

7. That each competitor shall abide by his own accidents.

8. That the Lady Margaret Boat Club reserves to itself the
power at any time hereafter to remodel either entirely or partially
any one or all of the Rules herein laid down. Provided always that
no alteration in or addition to such Rules shall be made except
in accordance with the Rules for the time being in force for the
alteration of the General Rules of the Lady Margaret Boat Club.

VIII. REGULATIONS FOR THE F. J. LOWE DOUBLE SCULLS

1. This race shall be called The F. J. Lowe Double Sculling
Race.

2. The Lady Margaret Boat Club reserves to itself the power at
any time hereafter to remodel either entirely or partially any one or all
of the rules hereinafter laid down. Provided always that no alteration
in or addition to such rules shall be made except in accordance with
the rules for the time being in force for the alteration of the general
rules of the Lady Margaret Boat Club.

3. The Lady Margaret Boat Club reserves to itself the right of
resuming the grant to Members of the Cambridge University Boat



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Club and of making a fresh grant either to a more extended or more
limited class of competitors. Provided always that one year's notice
of such extension or limitation be given to the President of the
Cambridge University Boat Club.

4. This race shall be open to double sculling crews consisting of
Members of the University of Cambridge in bona fide residence at
the University during the Term in which the race takes place;
provided that the winning crew in any year shall not be allowed to
enter as a crew in any subsequent year. Provided also that only
those who have not exceeded five years from the date of their first
coming into residence at the University be allowed to start.

5. The race shall take place annually in the Easter Term on a
day to be fixed by the Committee of the Lady Margaret Boat Club
at their first meeting in such Term. All entries shall be sent to the
Secretary of the Lady Margaret Boat Club two clear days before



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