NOTABLE DATES FOR BUMPS 2017 – NB: TIMES QUOTED ON 24 HOUR CLOCK

Sunday 1 January 2017 – Clubs to remind their members to keep a note of all Races entered for any Club other than their own to ensure they can meet the eligibility criteria to be able to enter Bumps 2017.

Tuesday 31 January – Final date for Clubs to submit their suggestions for new or amended Rules to the Bumps Secretary – existing Rule and text of the proposed new Rule to be stated in full – with a summary of reasons for requesting a change.

Wednesday 22 February – Draft Rules for acceptance/rejection by the Delegates to be circulated to all Clubs.

Wednesday 1 March - Clubs to notify the Bumps Secretary and the Webmaster of their Appointed Bumps Contact for 2017.

Wednesday 8 March – 2000 - Delegates meeting to accept/reject Rules.

Wednesday 26 April – pre-entry meeting at Nines boathouse at 1900.

Wednesday 31 May – Names for consideration as dispensations to have been sent to the Bumps Secretary and entered on the website.

Wednesday 14 June – Delegates meeting at 1930 to consider dispensations.

Sunday 25 June – No later than 1800. Postal entries to have been received by the Bumps Secretary in accordance with the Rules – please allow time (and correct postage) for posting. Bumps Secretary's address: 27 Cambridge Road Sandy Bedfordshire SG19 1JF.

Monday 3 July – Meeting of the Bumps committee to determine the entry and to identify crews needing to row in the Time Race.
Thursday 6 July – CRA Time Race. Any club or crew seeking a position in the Bumps by entering the Time Race must declare the fact and the names of the crew concerned to the Bumps Secretary.

Sunday 9 July – No later than 1800. The names of the individual rowers in each crew must be entered on the CRA's website. Deadline for Programme.

Friday 14 July – Objections to crew composition to be notified, by email with reasons, to the Bumps Secretary by 1700.

Friday 14 July – Coxes meeting at Nines boathouse – in the bar/gym area – Refresher: 2000 - 2015 Full briefing: 2015 – 2100.

Coxes: please arrive 10 minutes before your session to sign in (use capitals and the name your club has registered you under).

Friday 14 July – Marshals meeting – 2000 – Milton Country Park, Cambridge Rd, Milton CB24 6AZ

Sunday 16 July – Last minute, ie exceptional, changes to crews to be notified to the Bumps Secretary and to the Club Organisers list by email by 2100.

Monday 17 July – Any objections to be notified by email to the Bumps Secretary by 0900.

Monday 17 July – Coxes meetings at Nines boathouse – in the bar/gym area - Refresher: 2000 - 2015 Full briefing: 2015 - 2100

Coxes: please arrive 10 minutes before your session to sign in (use capitals and the name your club has registered you under).

Monday 17 July - Marshals meeting – 2000 – Milton Country Park, Cambridge Rd, Milton CB24 6AZ

Tuesday 18 July – Bumps first night.

Wednesday 26 July – Wash-up meeting at Nines boathouse – 19.30