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Rowing Victoria State Championships

1926-27 Rowing Victoria State Championships

The recently formed Victorian Ladies Rowing Association conducted it's first annual regatta on 23rd April 1927 at which the first official Women's Four Oared Championship of Victoria was conducted. The race was won by Albert Park Ladies.

Melbourne Rowing Club had a great season winning both the four and eight oared Championships. But Todd and Jopling continued their domination of the pair oared Championship.

 


Champion Men's Scull

(2 1/2 miles)

Time: 17:54.0

1st H E Ricketts, Essendon

2nd H May, Hawthorn

3rd G F McKenzie, Mercantile             

The Sculling Championship was decided prior to the Championship Eights race on Saturday, 13th November, 1926, over a 2 1/2 mile course from the 42 chain mark to the 3 mile 2 chain mark in Coode Canal. Three scullers competed. The result was an easy victory for H. E. Ricketts (Essendon). 

 


Champion Men's Pair

(1 mile)

Time: 6:54.0

1st Wendouree – Bow: Ray W B Todd, Str: John R Jopling, Cox: T Hewitt

2nd Hawthorn

3rd Sandhurst

4th Ballarat City

5th University

6th Melbourne

This event was rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on Saturday, 11th December, 1926. Seven crews entered. The race was won by the sterling Wendouree crew to whom the heartiest congratulations are conveyed. The redoubtable pair, Messrs. Jopling and Todd, have, by winning the Champion Pairs for the fifth time, succeeded in eclipsing all records for the race, and their performance is likely to remain unbeaten for many years.


Champion Men's Four

(2 1/2 miles)

Time: 16:29.4

1st Melbourne – Bow: T S C Flint, 2: E J Farrell, 3: F C Borrman, Str: H A Schlichting, Cox: W Dron, Coach: Mr E Horsburgh

2nd Sandhurst - Bow: G Hazelwood, 2: D Marrows, 3: J Hosking, Str: H Irvine, Cox: Wilfred (Bill) Parkinson

3rd Albert Park - Bow: L C Brittingham, 2: E W Cole, 3: W P Austin, Str: Walter N Ricketts, Cox: S Mather

4th Banks - Bow: M Burke, 2: W T Owen, 3: L Marshall, Str: H J Eakins, Cox: A Bailey

5th Nagambie - Bow: R Duggan, 2: V Sullivan, 3: F Furlong, Str: M kays, Cox: R Sutton

6th Richmond - Bow: P Costello, 2: R Jenkin, 3: L Scully, Str: C Jarvis, Cox: A Robertson 

DNS Wendouree - Bow: Stam McGorm, 2: G Hutchins, 3: W Ray B Todd, Str: John R Jopling, Cox: T Hewitt

The Four-oared Championship was rowed over a 2 1/2 mile course from 2 chains below the 2 1/2 mile mark in Coode Canal to the 2 chain mark at Queen’s Bridge on Saturday, 15th January, 1927. Seven Crews entered. The winning crew was Melbourne Rowing Club. Wendouree did not start. Melbourne are heartily congratulated on their meritorious performance of winning with the same crew for the third year in succession the Four-oared Championship, a feat which has only been accomplished by one other crew.


Champion Men's Eight 

(3 miles)

Time: 18:14.6

1st Melbourne – Bow: Theo S C Flint, 2: G K McLeod, 3: G O Heyword, 4: F V Porter, 5: F C Borrman, 6: E J Farrell, 7: B C Edwards, Str: H A Schlichting, Cox: B Coombes, Coach: Mr E Horsburgh

2nd Wendouree - Bow: R Merriman, 2: W Ware, 3: R Pierce, 4: E Beacham, 5: Stan McGorm, 6: F Yates, 7: W Ray B Todd, Str: A Hall, Cox: A J King, Cch: J B Suffren

3rd Hawthorn - Bow: E Cuthbertson, 2: V Barker-Hayes, 3: J Murphy, 4: P Waters, 5: A Duncan, 6: B S Cash, 7: T Wicks, Str: J Duncan, Cox: K Gambling, Cch: P H Wicks

4th Essendon - Bow: R A Jones, 2: W Brockwell, 3: T L Mannix, 4: G T Weatheritt, 5: D Johnson, 6: W R Fraser, 7: G J Adam, Str: E C Edmonds, Cox: W Irving, Cch: H R Newall

DNS Barwon - Bow: L Coulson, 2: S Neal, 3: J Teige, 4: W Grose, 5: J McLure, 6: A G Osborne, 7: R Degenhardt, Str: R Emms, Cox: R Whealer, Cch: A Colenso

This race was rowed over a three-mile course from the 3 mile 2 chain mark to the 2 chain mark at Queen’s Bridge on Saturday, 13th November, 1926, being won by the Melbourne crew. Barwon did not start. The winners are congratulated on their performance.

 


Champion Women's Pair

(Distance - Not recorded)

Time: No time taken
Margin: 2 lengths

1st Albert Park Ladies - Misses D Hassell, F Murphy and Cox F [indecipherable]

2nd Essendon - Misses Ricketts and Robinson

3rd Bendigo - Ada Green and Violet Clifton, Cox: Billy Parkinson

4th YWCA – Bow: Misses K Johnstone and W Barr

The crews raced for a trophy presented by Misses Partington and Spinks.

The recently formed Victorian Ladies Rowing Association conducted it's first annual regatta on 23rd April 1927 at which the first official Women's Pair Oared Championship of Victoria was conducted. The race was won by Albert Park Ladies.


Champion Women's Four

(Distance - Not recorded)

Time: No time taken
Margin: Not known but described as a runaway victory.

1st Albert Park Ladies - Misses Hood, Atkins, Ludlow, Brooks, Cox: Cross

2nd YWCA - Misses Docherty, Burran, Johnstone, Barr

3rd Bendigo – Misses Barnes, Howser, Ada Green, Violet Clifton, Cox: Billy Parkinson

The crews raced for a large trophy and four miniature trophies presented by Phoenix Manufacturing Company.

This was the highlight event on the program at the Victorian Ladies Rowing Association's first annual regatta on 23rd April 1927. Selection of the Interstate Four depended upon the result.


Sources

Victorian Rowing Association, Reports 1903 - 1944.

Programs from the Rowing Victoria records 

The Argus, Monday 25th April 1927, page 6, sourced from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3850802

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