Bumps : 22nd - 25th February Rowing On : 17th February (Reserve : 19th February)
Race Secretary : Q Sun
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|Day||Start Order||Finish Order|
|Rowing On||Rowing On Draw||Rowing On Results|
|Saturday||Saturday Start||Saturday Finish|
Final Torpids 2022 finish order, with reinsertions . This is basis for the Start Order of Torpids 2023.
Anu Dudhia will most probably be posting additional Torpids-related content here: http://eodg.atm.ox.ac.uk/user/dudhia/rowing/torpids/
Entries must be completed on the Entries system. Entries will close on Monday 12th February (5th Week) at midday.
The scratch deadline will be midnight before Rowing On (23:59 on Thursday, 16th February). Scratches after this time will be treated as withdrawals as per rule A3.7.
Substitutions maybe made on the Entries system until 4am on each day of racing. After this time substitutions must be made at Race Desk.
Entry Fees for Torpids 2023 are £75 per eight. Any crews which do not row on will only be charged £25.
If you have any issues, please email the Race Secretary.
Competitors Instructions (coming soon)
OURCs is running three briefings ahead of the event which all marshals and umpires are required to attend. At the event itself, a summary of this briefing will be repeated but there is not enough time for complete training on the day. The times for the mandatory advance briefings are:
Slides for Torpids 2023 Umpire and Marshal briefing
OURCs is running two briefings ahead of the event which all marshals and umpires are required to attend. At the event itself, a summary of this briefing will be repeated but there is not enough time for complete training on the day. The times for the mandatory advance briefings are:
Umpires are also strongly encouraged to read the Bank Riding briefing slides (below).
Due to changes in the expectations of bankriders during events, regardless of previous briefing attendance (i.e. a valid briefing in the past 18 months), all bankriders for Torpids must be freshly briefed on their role, legal responsibilities, and what to do in an incident.
The easiest way to receive the briefing is to attend via Teams on Sunday, 19-Feb - see details below. If this is not possible, there will be smaller briefings at Racedesk, with more details to come closer to the date. We encourage all prospective bankriders to attend the online briefing, to avoid any delays in following crews.
In years when the briefing content does not change, bankriders of racing crews must have been briefed within the last 18 months about their legal responsibilities when participating in the event. Briefed bankriders should come to racedesk to sign out a bib before following their crew and then return the bib to racedesk when finished.
The briefing is based on this presentation .
The timing for this mandatory bank riding briefing is: