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Rowing Victoria State Championships

1939 Rowing Victoria State Championships

 

 

 


Champion Men's Scull

(2 1/2 miles)

Time: 20:03.2
Margins: 3 lengths

1st L A Purves, Yarra Yarra

2nd R Williams, Yarra Yarra

3rd E A MacDougall, Yarra Yarra

4th M K Brady, Richmond

Contested over a course of two and a half miles on the Lower Yarra, this event attracted four entrants. L. A. Purves won by three lengths from R. Williams. Mr. Purves is warmly congratulated in his third successive win in this event. It is worthy of note that this Championship has now been won by members of the Yarra Yarra Rowing Club for nine consecutive years.


Champion Men's Pair

(1 mile)

Time: 5:55.0
Margins: 1 1/2 lengths, 2 lengths

1st Preston – Bow: A James, Str: G Hutchins, Cox: R Hird

2nd Wahgunyah

3rd Richmond

4th Footscray City

5th Dimboola

6th Melbourne University

7th Albert Park

8th Nagambie

9th Shepparton

DNS Banks

Rowed at Nagambie on Boxing Day, 26th December, 1938, this event attracted an entry of ten crews, although only nine faced the Starter, Banks Rowing Club having to withdraw. Weather conditions were good. Preston Rowing Club won by one and a half lengths from Wahgunyah, whilst Richmond, two lengths away, were third. The time for the race was 5 min. 55 secs. To the winners of the above Championships the Committee extends sincere congratulations.


Champion Men's Four

(2 1/2 miles)

Time: 16:14.0
Margins: 4 lengths, 2 lengths

1st Richmond – Bow: F Penny, 2: C B Durrant, 3: L W Corkhill, Str: W Lambert, Cox: A Hazlehurst, Coach: G M Hutton

2nd Albert Park

3rd Mercantile

4th Melbourne

5th Footscray City

6th Banks

7th Preston

Seven crews faced the Starter in this Championship Fours event, which was rowed on the Lower Yarra course of two and a half miles on Saturday, 17th December, 1938. Weather conditions were very good. Richmond Rowing Club won by four lengths from Albert Park, with Mercantile two lengths away third.


Champion Men's Eight

(2 1/2 miles)

Time: 13:34.8
Margins: 1/2 canvas

1st Richmond – Bow: W Dunkley, 2: K E Harrison, 3: F Penny, 4: M W Hutton, 5: L W Corkhill, 6: W B Yoxon, 7: W R Plant, Str: W Lambert, Cox: D Calnin, Coach: T J Barton

2nd Mercantile

3rd Albert Park

This event, which was rowed over a two and a half mile course on the Lower Yarra on Saturday, 11th February, 1939, attracted an entry of three crews, this being the smallest field recorded since 1922-23 season. Weather conditions were ideal. After a very fine race, Richmond Rowing Club won from Mercantile by half a canvas, Albert Park being third. The time for the race was 13 min. 34secs.


Champion Men's 2,000 Metre Scull

(2,000 metres)

Time - Not recorded
Margins: Ea

1st L A Purves, Yarra Yarra

Other competing crews:

M K Brady, Richmond

R S Bolton, Mercantile

R Williams, Yarra Yarra

E A MacDougall, Yarra Yarra

The 2,000 Metres Sculling Championship was rowed on the Lower Yarra course on Saturday, 17th December, 1938, under good weather conditions. This event attracted an entry of five scullers, and was easily won by L. A. Purves. Owing to a misunderstanding in regard to the finish line, Mr. Purves rowed some distance past and no time was taken. Mr. Purves is warmly congratulated on his third successive victory in this event.


Champion Men's Junior Lightweight Eight

(1 1/2 miles)

Time: 9:11.0
Margins: 1/2 length, 1 1/2 lengths

1st Albert Park – Bow: B Kennedy, 2: S Zemenacheff, 3: C Burmister, 4: F Findlay, 5: L Newell, 6: A Allen, 7: A Wiltshire, Str: H Rosemond, Cox: K Wiltshire, Coach: G Anderson

2nd Corio Bay

3rd Mercantile

4th Melbourne

5th Richmond

DNS Banks

This event, which was rowed on the Lower Yarra on Saturday, 18th March, 1939, over a course of one and a half miles, attracted an entry of six crews, five of whom started, Banks withdrawing because one member of the crew was also rowing in the Champion Junior Eight. The race was well contested and resulted in a win for the Albert Park Rowing Club by half a length from Corio Bay, with Mercantile, one and a half lengths away, third. To the Albert Park Club the Committee extends sincere congratulations.


Champion Men's Junior Eight

(2 miles)

Time: 11:43
Margins: 1 length, 4 lengths

1st Corio Bay – Bow: P F Kelly, 2: G J Searle, 3: W Searle, 4: A Bell, 5: L Searle, 6: H J Glover, 7: H G Strachan, Str: G E Searle, Cox: R Herbert, C G Saleh

2nd Banks

3rd Footscray City

4th Mercantile

5th Melbourne

Five crews faced the Starter in the Junior Eight-oared Championship, which was rowed over a two-mile course on the Lower Yarra on Saturday, 18th March, 1939. Although a strong wind was blowing, the conditions for the race were good. The Corio Bay Rowing Club repeated its success of the previous two years, winning by a length from Banks, with Footscray City, four lengths away, third. Corio Bay Rowing Club is sincerely congratulated on its third successive 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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