Coxes’/Steering Briefing Notes

MOLESEY HEAD RACES

COXES/STEERERS BRIEFING NOTES                                      28/1/19

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COMING FROM MOLESEY BOAT CLUB
You boat on the Surrey bank.
Cross over the river at Duck Island and proceed up on the Middlesex bank until told by a marshal to cross to the Surrey bank.
Be careful of the narrows as you go up Platts Eyot.
Practice pieces are only permitted down Platts Eyot and with permission from the marshal.

COMING FROM HAMPTON/LEH BOAT CLUB
You boat on the Middlesex bank.
Proceed up that bank until told to crossover by a marshal.
Practice pieces are only permitted by returning down Platts Eyot with permission from the marshal at Aquarius

COMING FROM SUNBURY LOCK
Be very careful coming out of the lock and going past marshalling boats.
Do not turn round until instructed by a marshal.
No practice pieces.

MARSHALLING BEFORE THE START
Marshalling is all on the Surrey bank.
Get in a single line with crew 1 at the top. The bank has a marker for every ten numbers.
Keep well in to the bank.
You will be marshalled into race order.
Be there a minimum of ten minutes before the race starts.
If you are late you will be held below Bungalow Island.

THE RACE
Keep to the right of the centre of the river.
If being overtaken, move to Surrey unless you would putting your crew into danger.

THE FINISH
The Finish is at the Hampton Ferry, marked with a FINISH sign on the Surrey Bank.
Keep to the Middlesex side of Garrick Ait after crossing the line.
Keep moving until you reach the downstream end of Garrick Ait.

RETURNING TO LANDING STAGES
You will be told by a marshal when to turn to go back upstream or to go on to Molesey.
If returning to Molesey, turn a few strokes beyond the Club and come into the landing stage.
If returning to Hampton/LEH, keep close to the Sailing Club and be aware of boats still racing, then keep close to the Middlesex bank.

RETURNING TO SUNBURY LOCK
Tell the turning marshal what you want to do.
Keep close to the Sailing Club and be aware of boats still racing, then keep close to the Middlesex bank going upstream.