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Rowing Victoria State Championships

1938 Rowing Victoria State Championships

 

 

 


Champion Men's Scull

(2 1/2 miles)

Time: 17:30.8

1st L A Purves, Yarra Yarra

2nd R Williams, Yarra Yarra

3rd M Grenfell, Albert Park

Contested over a course of two and a half miles on the Lower Yarra, this event attracted three entrants. L. A. Purves won from R. Williams, with M. Grenfell third. Mr. Purves is sincerely congratulated on his win in this event.


Champion Men's Pair

(1 mile)

Time: 7:31.4

1st Albert Park – Bow: T Warburton, Str: J P Gaskin, Cox: J Campbell, Coach: G Anderson

2nd Footscray City

3rd Wendouree

Other competing crews – Not recorded

The Victorian Pair-oared Championship was again rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on Saturday, 26th March, 1938. Seven crews faced the starter. The weather conditions were unpleasant, a cross-wind from the city side of the lake making the water very rough. Again the winning combination was provided by the Albert Park Rowing Club, which won from Footscray City. By its win in this event Albert Park performed the rare feat of winning three Championships in the one season. To that club, and its coach (Mr. G. Anderson) the sincere congratulations of the Committee are extended. The congratulations of the Committee are also extended to Mr. J. P. Gaskin, who was a member of each of the winning combinations. It is also worthy of note that in accomplishing this Mr. Gaskin rowed on both sides of the boat, viz., in the five seat in the Champion Eight, the two seat in the Champion Four, and stroked the Champion Pair. This in itself is unique.


Champion Men's Four

(Distance - Not recorded)

Time: 17:04.6
Margins: 1 length

1st Albert Park – Bow: S J Pitcher, 2: J P Gaskin, 3: S J Elder, Str: M Gaskin, Cox: J Campbell, Coach: G Anderson

2nd Mercantile

3rd Melbourne University

4th Richmond

5th Preston

6th Dimboola

7th Melbourne

Rowed on the Lower Yarra course on Saturday, 18th December, 1937, the race for the Four-oared Championship attracted an entry of seven crews. Weather conditions for the race were good. Albert Park Rowing Club followed up its success in the Championship Eights by also annexing this event, defeating Mercantile by one length. Albert Park is sincerely congratulated by the Committee on its win in this event.


Champion Men's Eight

(Distance - Not recorded)

Time: 13:28.8

1st Albert Park – Bow: S J Pitcher, 2: Roy Anderson, 3: K Anderson, 4: G Brown, 5: J P Gaskin, 6: G Plant, 7: S J Elder, Str: M Gaskin, Cox: T Croft, Coach: G Anderson

2nd Corio Bay

3rd Mercantile

Other competing crews – Not recorded

The 46th annual Eight-oared Championship was rowed on the Lower Yarra on Saturday, 12th February, 1938. There were five entries, and the race was won by the Albert Park Rowing Club. To Albert Park the warm congratulations of the Committee are extended.


Champion Men's 2,000 Metre Scull

(2,000 metres)

Time: 8:55.4

1st L A Purves, Yarra Yarra

2nd R Williams, Yarra Yarra

3rd M E K Hansen, Mercantile

4th M K Brady, Richmond

The 2,000 Metres Sculling Championship was rowed on the Lower Yarra course on Saturday, 18th December, 1937, under good weather conditions. For the second successive year the event was won by L. A. Purves. Hearty congratulations are extended to Mr. Purves on his win in this event.


Champion Men's Junior Lightweight Eight

(1 1/2)

Time: 8:53.0
Margins: 2 feet, 3/4 length

1st Melbourne – Bow: G Slattery, 2: E Jackson, 3: H Wadge, 4: J Ramsbottom, 5: T Stephens, 6: J Lancaster, 7: T Hyland, Str: F Ludeman, Cox: K Rendle, Coach: H E Butler

2nd Banks

3rd Wendouree

Other competing crews – Not recorded

Rowed over a course of one and a half miles on the Lower Yarra on Saturday, 19th March, 1938, this event attracted an entry of seven crews. A strong southerly breeze made weather conditions unpleasant. The race was remarkably well contested and provided one of the keenest struggles seen for some time, there being at one stage scarcely half a length between the leading four crews. The result was a win for the Melbourne Rowing Club by two feet from Banks, whilst Wendouree finished in third place, three-quarters of a length behind Banks. Sincere congratulations are extended to the Melbourne Rowing Club on its success.


Champion Men's Junior Eight

(2 miles)

Time: 11:40.6
Margins: 1 length

1st Corio Bay – Bow: P F Kelly, 2: A B Bell, 3: A F Larkins, 4: F P Carter, 5: L A Searle, 6: H J Glover, 7: H G Strachan, Str: N H Olver, Cox: E Searle, Coach: C G Saleh

2nd Richmond

3rd Mercantile

4th Yarra Yarra

DNF Melbourne and Footscray City

Six crews faced the Starter in the Junior Eight-oared Championship, which was rowed over a two-mile course on the Lower Yarra on Saturday, 19th March, 1938. The weather conditions were made unpleasant by a strong southerly breeze. Despite this the race was particularly well contested and proved exciting. The Corio Bay Rowing Club repeated its success of 1936-1937, winning by one length from the Richmond Rowing Club. Owing to accidents Melbourne and Footscray City Rowing Clubs did not finish. Corio Bay Rowing Club is sincerely congratulated on its win in this event.


Champion Women's Pair

(Distance - Not recorded)

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Champion Women's Four

(Distance - Half mile)

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Champion Women's Junior Four

(Distance - Quarter mile)

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Sources

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

Victorian Rowing Association, Reports 1903 - 1944.

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