Head of the River Race!

The Senior Men are racing in HoRR on Saturday on the Tideway in London. The race starts at 14:15 and runs from Mortlake to Putney. There are 390 crews racing, that’s 3120 oarsmen and 390 coxswains so should be a spectacle!
Our crew is number 82 so will be one of the earlier crews. There will also be a number of alumni racing for their clubs as well!

Head of the River Race!

The Senior men are racing in HoRR on Saturday on the Tideway in London. The race starts at 14:15 and runs from Mortlake to Putney. There are 390 crews racing, that’s 3120 oarsmen and 390 coxswains so should be a spectacle!
Our crew is number 82 so will be one of the earlier crews. There will also be a number of alumni racing for their clubs as well!

Great weekend for UYBC!

This weekend has been a good one for UYBC!
The Senior Women had a great race on the Tideway coming 93rd overall.
The Senior Men set the time for the fastest 4+ of the day at Yorkshire Head of the river and second in IM3.1x.
The two novices squads both had very similar and successful days on the Ouse with their 1st and 2nd 8s placing 3rd and 7th respectively. The Novice men losing out to two particularly strong Newcastle University 8s, one of which posted the second fastest time of any crew for the day.

Yorkshire Head

UYBC are racing today in the York.
In the first division at 11:45 we have the Novice Women’s two 8s with numbers 32 & 33 followed by the Senior Men’s 4+ with race number 47.
In the second division we have two 8s from the Novice Men’s squad with race numbers 113 & 118. Then last but by no means least Alex Metcalf in a 1x with number 199.

New safety system

UYBC now has a flag system to assess river conditions and allow all club members to see the whether the river is safe for outings. The club will be using a 3 flag system popular with other boat clubs which clearly indicates: good conditions for all rowers (Green), changeable conditions which may stop novice rowers and small boats from boating unaccompanied (Orange) and un-rowable conditions where no crews are allowed on the water (Red).

The flag will appear on the safety pages of the website and will be checked daily and subsequently updated by the club’s safety advisor. Each orange/red flag will be accompanied by a brief explanation and also any restrictions to rowers such as ‘all crews must be accompanied by safety launches’.
Please check the flag before every outing.

Safety advisor