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Rowing Victoria State Championships

1961 Rowing Victoria State Championships

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Race Results

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Victorian Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres, Norwich Shield)

Time: 6:40.0 Margins: 1/2 length

1st Mercantile – Bow: A Cordell, 2: G Speed, 3: S Newcomb, 4: M Tomanovits, 5: W Arnold, 6: G McCall, 7: A Monger, Str: D Boykett, Cox: D Palfreyman, Coach: N W Cairnes

2nd Corio Bay

3rd Banks

4th Yarra Yarra

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 11th February, 1961. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by half a length from Corio Bay Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:30.1 Margins: 4 lengths

1st Corio Bay – Bow: D John, 2: D Ramage, 3: D Norwood, Str: D Caithness, Cox: K Van den Belt, Coach: A B Bell

2nd Banks

3rd Mercantile

Holders – Corio Bay Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River on the 17th December, 1960. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Corio Bay Rowing Club by four lengths from Banks Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Pair-Oared Championship

(7/8 mile)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 3 lengths

1st Banks – Bow: B J Vear, Str: D Stankovitch, Cox: D Hill, Coach: A N Jacobsen

2nd Essendon

3rd Wendouree

Other competing crews:

Albert Park

Yarrawonga

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Albert Park Lake on 30th January, 1961. Course, seven-eighths of a mile. Won by Banks Rowing Club by three lengths from Essendon Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Sculling Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 8:15.8 Margins: 6 lengths

1st J Sykes, Corio Bay

2nd P Edwards, Melbourne

3rd J Hume, Yarra Yarra

Other competing crews:

R Dennis, Richmond

G Pratt, Essendon

D Dudgeon, Richmond

Holder – P. Edwards, Melbourne Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 11th February, 1961. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by J. Sykes, Corio Bay Rowing Club by six lengths from P. Edwards, Melbourne Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Junior Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:24.0 Margins: 1/3 length

1st Corio Bay – Bow: P Robertson, 2: R Umhauer, 3: D Craven, 4: B Wheatland, 5: G Norton, 6: L Williamson, 7: P Miller, Str: P Brussell, Cox: D Nankervis, Coach: S G Thomas

2nd Yarra Yarra

3rd Mercantile

4th Banks

Other competing crews:

Melbourne

Power House

Holders – Banks Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 17th December, 1960. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Corio Bay Rowing Club by one-third of a length from Yarra Yarra, second.

Victorian Junior Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:36.0 Margins: 1 length

1st Yarra Yarra – Bow: J Skidmore, 2: A Rice, 3: J Castles, Str: R Moore, Cox: L Royal, Coach: I Allen

2nd Wendouree

3rd Power House

Other competing crews:

Essendon

Ballarat City

Mercantile

Holders – Banks Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 11th February, 1961. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Yarra Yarra Rowing Club by a length from Wendouree Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Junior Pair-Oared Championship

(7/8 mile)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 5 lengths

1st Nagambie – Bow: N Lodding, Str: B Richardson, Cox: G Lodding, Coach: A Lodding

2nd Mildura

3rd Wendouree

Other competing crews:

Yarrawonga

Essendon

Mercantile

Hawthorn

Holders – Corowa Rowing Club. Rowed on Albert Park Lake on the 30th January, 1961. Course, 7/8 mile. Won by Nagambie Rowing Club by five lengths from Mildura Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Lightweight Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:31.2 Margins: 3 lengths

1st Corio Bay – Bow: B Kilsby, 2: R Griffiths, 3: G Taylor, 4: L Lanyon, 5: R Sarah, 6: B Keating, 7: J Sykes, Str: S Overend, Cox: B Sarah, Coach: C G Cowie

2nd Mercantile

3rd Barwon

Holders – Corio Bay Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River on the 17th December, 1960. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Corio Bay Rowing Club by three lengths from Mercantile, second, with Barwon third. 

Victorian Lightweight Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:30.0 Margins: 3/4 length

1st Mercantile – Bow: J Pennell, 2: K Hume, 3: A Walker, Str: J Wylie, Cox: P Green, Coach: K Bilney

2nd Hawthorn

3rd South Melbourne

Other competing crews:

Dimboola

Wentworth District

Barwon

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 11th February, 1961. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by three-quarters of a length from Hawthorn, second.

Victorian Lightweight Pair-Oared Championship

7/8 mile

Time – Not recorded Margins: 4 lengths

1st Hawthorn – Bow: R Smith, Str: R Gladman, Cox: J Cosgrove, Coach: S J Neal

2nd Yarra Yarra

3rd Mercantile

Other competing crews:

Power House

Dimboola

Albert Park

South Melbourne

Essendon

Holders – Yarrawonga Rowing Club. Rowed on Albert Park Lake on the 30th January, 1961. Course 7/8 mile. Won by Hawthorn Rowing Club by four lengths from Yarra Yarra, with Mercantile third. 

 

Sources

Victorian Rowing Association, Reports 1942 - 1975.

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