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rowing victoria state championships

1892 Rowing Victoria State Championships



Champion Men's Scull

(3 miles)

Time: 22:46.5

1st M J Slack, Breakfast Creek (QLD)

Electric Telegraph - not known

Corio Bay - F Galvin

Yarra Yarra - Edward R Ainley

Champion Men's Four

(Distance - Not recorded)

Time: 18:50.0

1st Yarra Yarra - Bow: C W Horsburgh, 2: J Yeomans, 3: Alex Chamley, Str: Edward R Ainley, Cox: G F M Horsburgh

2nd Tamar (TAS)

3rd Albert Park

4th Essendon

5th South Melbourne

For reasons unknown, the race was re-rowed a week later, and the time was 18 min. 12 sec. 

Above: The winning Yarra Yarra crew

Champion Men's Eight

1st Yarra Yarra – Bow: J McDonald, 2: F Galvin, 3: Charles W Horsburgh, 4: E Horsburgh, 5: A H Enticott, 6: J Yeomans, 7: Alex Chamley, Str: Edward R Ainley, Cox: V Petherick

No race owing to Corio Bay withdrawing and Melbourne not entering in time. Yarra Yarra was the only entry; the same crew as in 1891. The race was awarded to Yarra Yarra on "row over". The Armfield Trophy was won outright by Yarra Yarra Rowing Club.


The Victorian Oarsman with a Rowing Register, by John Lang, published by A H Massina and Company 1919.

Champion four photograph from Yarra Yarra Rowing Club.

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