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1 Who is that person waving a white flag? A quick guide for novice rowers Material: Malcolm Fletcher June 2014 Presentation: Ge-an Rijniersce

2 Umpires are everywhere Why: For fair and safe racing for all competitors What: Control commission Start Race Finish

3 Pre Race Minimize stress Practice skills such as backing up Study course maps (where available) Visit venue a day in advance Control commission Bow balls Heel ties Launch Early!

4 Warm up Wear your uniform – this helps the umpires recognize your team Know the warm up & cool down patterns – Avoid the ‘yelling umpire’ Pull aside & stop rowing when a race approaches you while rowing up to the start – General courtesy to anyone racing

5 Start Zone Minimize stress Know your race number & the type of event ahead of your race Be near the start zone – max 250 meters away – at least 5 minutes before announce race time On Starter’s instructions to enter start zone – This is the 5 minute call

6 Start Zone (2) The Aligner aligns, the Starter starts ‘Locked on’ & ready to start at 2 minutes call Attention – Go (watch the flag!) Breakage in first 100 m 10 0m Lane 1 Lane 2 Lane 3 Lane 4 Lane 5 Lane 6 aligner starter

7 The Race Safety and Fairness: One or two following umpire boats No steering advice! – A crew is responsible for their own steering Well … some steering directions – When a race needs to be stopped – When a crew needs to change it’s course – When a specific crew needs to stop rowing Follow the instructions given – Maximize performance

8 Finish Another Flag: only for the 1 st across the line – umpire following the race takes time A horn will sounds for all boats as they finish After you finish keep sitting upright – Umpires like to know that everyone is all right Raise your hand for an objection Umpire indicates if the race was fair Clear finish area

9 Rules of Racing If you want to know more:


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