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Rowing Victoria State Championships

1971 Rowing Victoria State Championships

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Race Results

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Victorian Sculling Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:17.7 Margins: 1/2 length

1st K Leach, Mercantile

2nd J R Sykes, Corio Bay

3rd N Talbot, South Australian Railways

4th R F Fitch, Barwon

5th R Garrard, Mercantile

Other competing crews:

W E John, Monash

J Watt, Corio Bay

J Ward, Rutherglen Lake

J J Bennett Banks

Holder – R. F. Fitch, Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 8th March, 1971. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by K. Leach, Mercantile Rowing Club by half a length from J. Sykes, Corio Bay Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Pair-Oared Championship

(1 mile)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 3 lengths

1st Monash University – Bow: D B Bishop, Str: R J Jelbart, Cox: R W England, Coach: R L Moore

2nd Barwon/Mercantile Composite

3rd Melbourne University/Monash Composite

Other competing crews:

South Melbourne

Griffith

Mercantile No 1

Mercantile No 2

Banks

Monash No 2

Melbourne

Hawthorn

Nagambie

Wendouree

Holders – Monash University Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Nagambie on the 26th December, 1970. Course, one mile. Won by Monash University Rowing Club by three lengths from the Barwon/Mercantile Composite, second.

Victorian Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:26.4 Margins: 5 lengths

1st Monash University – Bow: E Vahl Mayer, 2: D B Bishop, 3: J G L McKeand, Str: K P Jelbart, Cox: R W England, Coach: R L Moore

2nd Mercantile

3rd Melbourne University

4th Corio Bay

Holders – Corio Bay Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 19th Decemebr, 1970. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Monash University Rowing Club by five lengths from Mercantile Rowing Club.

Victorian Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres, Norwich Shield)

Time: 5:59.1 Margins: 4 feet

1st Monash University – Bow: J E Bourke, 2: C J Darling, 3: D B Bishop, 4: P C Dane, 5: T A L Stokes, 6: E Vahl Meyer, 7: J G L McKeand, Str: K P Jelbart, Cox: R W England, Coach: R L Moore

2nd Lindisfarne (TAS)

3rd Melbourne University

4th Corio Bay

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 8th March, 1971. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Monsash University by four feet from Lindisfarn (Tas), with Melbourne University third. 

Victorian LightweightпїЅSculling Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time – Not recorded

1st J R Sykes, Corio Bay

2nd J Ward, Rutherglen Lake

Other competing crews:

W E John, Monash University

A Hart, Barwon

Holder – G. Ramsbottom, Melbourne Rowing Club. Rowed on Barwon River, Geelong, on the 19th December, 1970. Won by J. Sykes, Corio Bay, from J. Ward, Rutherglen Lake.

Victorian Lightweight Pair-Oared Championship

(1 mile)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 1 1/2 lengths

1st Footscray City – Bow: R G Hall, Str: A Chalmers, Cox: M Kwiatkowski, Coach: L Wilkinson

2nd Melbourne University

3rd South Melbourne

4th Banks

Other competing crews:

Barwon

Corio Bay

Melbourne No 1

Melbourne No 2

Holders – Melbourne Rowing Club. Rowed on the Darling River, Wentworth, on the 12th April, 1971. Course, one mile. Won by Footscray City Rowing Club by one and one-half lengths from Melbourne University Boat Club, second. 

Victorian Lightweight Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 6:50.3 Margins: 3/4 length

1st Melbourne University – Bow: K A Abbott, 2: A G McKinley, 3: B C Clarke, Str: T C Johnston, Cox: M J Nicholson, Coach: M A Schapper

2nd Haberfield (NSW)

3rd Barwon

4th Corio Bay

5th Torrens (SA)

Other competing crews:

South Melbourne

Banks

Melbourne

Mercantile

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 8th March, 1971. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club by three-quarters of a length from Haberfield (N.S.W.).

Victorian Lightweight Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:09.1

1st Melbourne University – Bow: D Yates, 2: I Harbeck, 3: T O’Loughlin, 4: M Feddersen, 5: R Stewart, 6: A McKinley, 7: C Johnston, Str: P Nicholson, Cox: M Nicholson, Coach: M Schapper

2nd Mercantile

3rd Corio Bay

4th Barwon

5th Power House

Holders – Mosman Rowing Club (NSW). Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 19th December, 1970. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club from Mercantile. Power House were eliminated in the heats. 

Victorian Junior Pair-Oared Championship

(1 mile)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 2 lengths

1st Essendon – Bow: S Sheridan, Str: B Tregoning, Cox: A Chirrichiri, Coach: R J Smith

2nd Melbourne University No 1

3rd Mercantile No 1

4th Hawthorn

Other competing crews:

Banks No 1

Banks No 2

Melbourne University No 2

Griffith

Mercantile No 2

Wendouree

Dimboola

Footscray City

Corio Bay

Yarra Yarra

Holders – Banks Rowing Club. Rowed on the Darling River, Wentworth, on the 12th April, 1971. Course, one mile. Won by Essendon Rowing Club by two lengths from Melbourne University Boat Club, second.

Victorian Junior Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 2 lengths

1st Melbourne University – Bow: F W Rickards, 2: D J M Bairnbridge, 3: L M Payne, Str: P S Wilson, Cox: I Thompson, Coach: G H Nicholson

2nd Mercantile

3rd Monash University

4th Power House

Other competing crews:

Footscray City

Melbourne

Wendouree

Ballarat City

South Melbourne

Banks

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 19th December, 1970. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club by two lengths from Mercantile Rowing Club. 

Victorian Junior Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 6:16.2 Margins: 1 length

1st Melbourne University – Bow: A G Michelmore, 2: D J M Bainbridge, 3: T C Doherty, 4: P R Krohn, 5: J D Reid, 6: T Yuncken, 7: J Paterson, Str: A W Oakley, Cox: S A Hancock, Coach: W R Stokes

2nd Mercantile

3rd Banks

4th Geelong Grammar

5th Xavier College

Other competing crews:

Yarra Yarra

Carey Grammar

Wendouree

Power House

Holders – Geelong Grammar School. Rowed on lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 8th March, 1971. Course 2,000 metres. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club by one length from Mercantile Rowing Club.

Victorian Country LightweightпїЅFour-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

1st Barwon – Bow: A Hart, 2: P Morgan, 3: K Chandley, Str: P Armitage, Cox: C Hunter

2nd Corio Bay

3rd Bendigo

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 13th March, 1971. Won by Barwon Rowing Club. Corio Bay was second and Bendigo, third.

Victorian Country Eight-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

1st Barwon – Bow: A Hart, 2: P Morgan, 3: J Bateman, 4: L Ljubanovic, 5: P McColl, 6: R Fitch, K Chandley, 7: P Armitage, Str: P Armitage, Cox: C Hunter

2nd Corio Bay

3rd Bendigo

4th Wendouree

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 13th March, 1971. Won by Barwon Rowing Club. Corio Bay were second with Bendigo third. 

Victorian Four-Oared Country Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

1st Corio Bay – Bow: J Sykes, 2: D Lewis, 3: P Lewis, Str: G Xouris, Cox: M Wilding

2nd Barwon

3rd Ballarat

Holders – Corio Bay Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 13th March, 1971. Won by Corio Bay. Barwon were second and Ballarat, third.

Victorian Country Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

1st Corio Bay – Bow: D Lewis, Str: G Xouris, Cox: R Allen

2nd Nagambie

3rd Ballarat

Holders – Corio Bay. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 13th March, 1971. Won by Corio Bay Rowing Club. Nagambie were second and Ballarat, third.

 

 

Sources

Victorian Rowing Association, Reports 1942 - 1975.

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