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Rowing Victoria State Championships

1899-1900 Rowing Victoria State Championships

A great season for the Albert Park Rowing Club, winning all three Championships.

 


Champion Men's Scull

(3 miles)

Time - Not recorded

1st Charles Donald, Albert Park

2nd C E P McNamara, Mercantile

This race was conducted on 3rd February 1900.


Champion Men's Four

(Distance - Not recorded)

Time: 17:44

1st Albert Park – Bow: C McDonell, 2: Charles Donald, 3: Alex Chamley, Str: James Donald, Cox: J H Counihan

2nd Mercantile - Bow: Percy C Ivens, 2: William Potter, 3: J A Strong, Str: Alex B Sloan

 

Champion Four from Albert Park Rowing Club

 

The Albert Park crew did well to withstand a magnificent and distressing burst from Mercantile for 3/4 mile to win. After sustaining this prolonged burst, Albert Park went onto win comfortably. This race was conducted in December 1899.


Champion Men's Eight 

(Distance - Not recorded)

Time: 14:34

1st Albert Park – Bow: C H Powell, 2: Charles Stamper, 3: John Cockbill, 4: C McDonell, 5: A Hesford, 6: Charles Donald, 7: Alex Chamley, Str: James Donald, Cox: J H Counihan

2nd Ballarat

3rd Banks

Champion Eight from Albert Park Rowing Club

 

The Albert Park crew and support team in the newspaper

 


Sources

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

Mercantile Rowing Club Annual Report

Pictures from the Stamper Collection held by Andrew Guerin

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