What Do The Different Colours Mean?
The colour of the flags represents how fast (and therefore how dangerous) the stream is on the respective stretch, and consequently shows which OURCs rules are in force, though it is important that all crews make their own individual risk assessment before starting an outing.
For an explanation of the Flags at Godstow and on the Isis, please see More Information
- No unregistered coxes.
- No novice coxes except as specified in the Code of Conduct section 2.8.g.iv.1 (see below).
- No spinning at Longbridges, except to immediately land.
- At Haystacks, spin upstream of the red-and-white post and downstream of the early turning post near Donnington Bridge.
- Crews may not go above Folly Bridge or through Iffley Lock.
- **Rules for novice status coxes on Light Blue Flag:
- **Novice status coxes with at least one full term of coxing experience may train under the following four conditions:
- **1. The outing must occur between Sunrise and Sunset (2.1.a);
- **2. Other than cox, the crew must be senior - At least 4 rowers with 3 terms experience, no rowers with less than one term;
- **3. The crew must have a bankrider equipped with a throw-line and a mobile phone pre-programmed with the number of the Iffley Lock-keeper (01865 777 277); and
- **4. The names of the crew and bankrider must be registered at least 2 hours in advance at the following URL: https://forms.gle/4XxUp1GrdtZZhPMi8.
- No crews are allowed out.