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Rowing Victoria State Championships

1974 Rowing Victoria State Championships

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Race Results

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Victorian Sculling Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 8:00.04 Margins: 1 1/2 lengths

1st K Leach, Mercantile

2nd A McCowan, Albert Park

3rd J R Sykes, Corio Bay

4th R McGowan, Ryde

5th D Ramage, Corio Bay

Other competing crews:

R Garrard, Mercantile

P McNamara, Nagambie

N Smith, Power House

Holder – E. O. Hale, Lindisfarne Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 2nd/3rd February, 1974. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by K. Leach, Mercantile Rowing Club, by one and a half lengths from A. McCowan, Albert Park Rowing Club, second.

Victorian CoxlessпїЅпїЅPair-Oared Championship

(1,500 metres)

Time: 5:16.0 Margins: 1/2 length

1st Melbourne University – Bow: W Liley, Str: D Slessar, Coach: W Stokes

2nd Banks

3rd Melbourne University No 2

4th Corio Bay

5th Mercantile

Holders – Banks Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 1st/2nd December, 1973. Course, 1,500 metres. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club by half a length from Banks Rowing Club. 

Victorian Pair-Oared Championship

(1,500 metres)

Time: 5:39.0 Margins: 2 1/2 lengths

1st Melbourne University – Bow: W Liley, Str: D Slessar, Cox: V Ronai, Coach: W Stokes

2nd Monash University

3rd Melbourne University No 2

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 1st/2nd December, 1973. Course, 1,500 metres. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club by two and a half lengths from Monash University with M. U. B. C. No. 2 third.

Victorian Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:07.8 Margins: 3/4 length

1st Melbourne University – Bow: R Atkinson, 2: W Magennis, 3: W Liley, Str: D Slessar, Cox: V Ronai, Coach: W Stokes

2nd Adelaide

3rd Melbourne University No 2

4th Mercantile

5th Adelaide University

Other competing crews:

Monash University No 1

Monash University No 2

Banks

Holders – Sydney Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 15th/16th December, 1973. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club by three-quarters of a length from Adelaide with M. U. B. C. No. 2 third.

Victorian Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres, Norwich Shield)

Time: 6:25.1 Margins: 3/4 length

1st Adelaide/Torrens Composite – Bow: M Marquis, 2: H Duncan, 3: R Prescott, 4: A MacDonald, 5: M Hebblewhite, 6: W Dankbaar, 7: M Lohmeyer, Str: W Hay, Cox: W Goldsworthy

2nd Mercantile

3rd Melbourne University

4th Monash University

5th Banks

6th Power House

Holders – Monash University Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 2nd/3rd February, 1974. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Adelaide/Torrens Composite crew by three-quarters of a length from Mercantile, second. 

Victorian LightweightпїЅSculling Championship

(1,500 metres)

Time: 5:37.0

1st N Smith, Power House

2nd A Whitworth, Melbourne University

3rd G Earl, Corio Bay

Holder – N. Smith, Power House Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 1st/2nd December, 1973. Course, 1,500 metres. Won by N. Smith, Power House, from A. Whitworth, M. U. B. C., second.

Victorian Lightweight Pair-Oared Championship

(1,500 metres)

Time: 5:40.0 Margins: 1 length

1st Melbourne – Bow: J F Fitzgerald, Str: R W Young, Cox: S McCabe

2nd Corio Bay No 2

3rd Barwon

4th Power House No 1

Other competing crews:

Power House No 2

Melbourne No 2

Holders – South Melbourne Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 1st/2nd December, 1973. Course, 1,500 metres. Won by Melbourne Rowing Club by one length from Corio Bay No. 2, second.

Victorian Lightweight Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:00.05 Margins: 7 lengths

1st Melbourne University – Bow: C J Smith, 2: A G Michelmore, 3: G L Rees, Str: T C Johnston, Cox: D B England, Coach: P Philp

2nd Torrens

3rd Power House

4th Barwon

5th Mercantile

Other competing crews:

Corio Bay

Melbourne

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 2nd/3rd February, 1974. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club by seven lengths from Torrens with Power House third.

Victorian Lightweight Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 6:58.0 Margins: 1 1/2 lengths

1st Mercantile – Bow: A P Williams, 2: M F Owen, 3: M L Fudge, 4: I R Duthie, 5: P T Maginn, 6: D L Johns, 7: A L Hart, Str: R G Robertson-Smith, Cox: A E Maginn, Coach: K McConville

2nd Melbourne

3rd Adelaide University

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 15th/16th December, 1973. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club by one and a half lengths from Melbourne with Adelaide University third.

Victorian Junior Pair-Oared Championship

(1,500 metres)

Time: 5:24.0 Margins: 2 feet

1st Footscray City – Bow: R Hall, Str: A Chalmers, Cox: I Rycroft, Coach: K Bourke

2nd Power House

3rd Barwon

4th Melbourne University

Other competing crews:

Nagambie

Wendouree-Ballarat 

Holders – Melbourne Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 1st/2nd December, 1973. Course, 1,500 metres. Won by Footscray City Rowing Club by two feet from Power House, second.

Victorian Junior Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 7:41.2 Margins: 1 1/2 lengths

1st Monash University – Bow: J Yuncken, 2: I Holyman, 3: D Worthley, Str: T Marshall, Cox: G Fethers, Coach: A J Smith

2nd Melbourne University No 2

3rd Power House

4th Adelaide

5th Melbourne University No 1

Other competing crews:

Corio Bay

Reeconian

Adelaide University

Bendigo

Banks

Mercantile No 1

Monash University No 1

Wendouree-Ballarat 

Reeconian No 2

Mercantile No 2

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 15th/16th Decamber, 1973. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Monash University Rowing Club by one and a half lengths from M.U.B.C. No. 2 with Power House third.

Victorian Junior Eight-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time – Not recorded

1st Mercantile – Bow: T H Horkings, 2: S J Butler, 3: P G Richter, 4: D B Parton, 5: A T Sloan, 6: T A Cremean, 7: S A Shirrefs, Str: J S Webster, Cox: A E Maginn, Coach: P A Cayser

2nd Barwon

3rd Wendouree-Ballarat 

4th Melbourne University

Other competing crews:

Carey Grammar

Xavier College

Banks

Geelong Grammar

Brighton Grammar

Monash University

Geelong College

Holders – Banks Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 11th March, 1974. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Mercantile Rowing Club. Won from Barwon with Wendouree-Ballarat third. 

Victorian Country LightweightпїЅFour-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

1st Barwon – Bow: A Hart, 2: P J Morgan, 3: J Murray, Str: C Warby, Cox; G Hunter

2nd Warrnambool

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on Barwon River, Geelong, on the 16th March, 1974. Won by Barwon Rowing Club. Warrnambool were second.

Vitorian Junior Sculling Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 8:03.0 Margins: 4 lengths

1st D Ramage, Corio Bay

2nd A McCowan, Albert Park

3rd N Smith, Power House

4th J Murray, Barwon

5th G J McKern, Wentworth

6th L Payne, Melbourne University

Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 15th/16th December, 1973. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by D. Ramgae, Corio Bay Rowing Club, by four lengths from A. McCowan, Albert Park Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Youth Four-Oared Championship

(2,000 metres)

Time: 8:05.0 Margins: 1 1/4 lengths

1st Barwon – Bow: H Mussett, 2: N Whitley, 3: D Oliveiro, Str: R Tomczak, Cox: B Digby, Coach: P McHugh

2nd Corio Bay/St Joseph’s College Composite

3rd Corio Bay

4th Barwon No 2

Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 2nd/3rd February, 1974. Course, 2,000 metres. Won by Barwon Rowing Club by one and one-quarter lengths from Corio Bay/St. Joseph’s College Composite crew, second.

Victorian Country Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

1st Corio Bay – Bow: J Sykes, Str: J Watt, Cox: D Steven

2nd Barwon

3rd Bendigo

4th Colac

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 16th March, 1974. Won by Corio Bay Rowing Club. Barwon were second, with Bendigo third, Colac fourth.

Victorian Country Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

1st Corio Bay – Bow: J Sykes, 2: J Watt, 3: D Lester, Str: D Ramage, Cox: I Morris

2nd Barwon

3rd Bendigo

4th Wendouree-Ballarat 

5th Warrnambool

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on Barwon River, Geelong, on the 16th March, 1974. Won by Corio Bay Rowing Club. Barwon were second with Bendigo third.

Victorian Country Eight-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded

1st Barwon – Bow: A Hart, 2: P J Morgan, 3: G Giles, 4: C Warby, 5: K Chandley, 6: L Ljubanovic, 7: J Murray, Str: P Armitage, Cox: G Hunter

2nd Corio Bay

3rd Wendouree-Ballarat 

4th Warrnambool

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on Barwon River, Geelong, on the 16th March, 1974. Won by Barwon Rowing Club. Corio Bay were second. 

 

Sources

Victorian Rowing Association, Reports 1942 - 1975.

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