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Rowing Victoria State Championships

1978 Rowing Victoria State Championships

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Race Results

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Victorian Sculling Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 7:34.0 Margins: 2 3/4 lengths

1st E Hale, Sydney

2nd A McKinley, Wendouree-Ballarat

3rd J R Sykes, Corio Bay

4th M Hawke, Haberfield

5th A McCowan, Albert Park

6th S Spurling, Buckingham

Other competing crews:

D Townsend, Tasmania University

B Sarah, Wendouree-Ballarat

B Finnigan, Nagambie

M Kwaitkowski, Footscray city

S Allsop, Monash

P McNamara, Nagambie

K Leach, Mercantile

D Cochrane, Bendigo

A Feldt, Banks

J Stonehouse, Warrnambool

E Fenn, Rutherglen Lake

D Elliott, Ballarat City

Holder – R. Reddell, Haberfield Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 21st January, 1978. Won by E. Hale, Sydney Rowing Club, by two and three-quarter lengths from A. McKinley, Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Coxless Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 7:52.0 Margins: 3 1/2 lengths

1st Monash University – Bow: C Rawson, Str: L Ljubanovic, Coach: P C Dane

2nd Bendigo

Holders – Bendigo Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 13th March, 1978. Won by Monash University by three and a half lengths from Bendigo Rowing Club. 

Victorian Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 7:47.0 Margins: 3/4 length

1st Monash University – Bow: C Rawson, Str: L Ljubanovic, Cox: P Gome, Coach: P C Dane

2nd Melbourne University No 2

3rd Melbourne

4th Bendigo

Holders – Sydney Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 12th March, 1978. Won by Monash University Rowing Club by three-quarters of a length from Melbourne University No. 2, second.

Victorian Coxless Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 6:30.0 Margins: 3 lengths

1st Melbourne University – Bow: V Bollen, 2: P Antonie, 3: S Gillett, Str: G Rees, Coach: P Philp

2nd Mercantile/Monash Composite

3rd Melbourne University No 2

Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 13th March, 1978. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club by three lengths from Mercantile/Monash Composite, second.

Victorian Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 6:52.0 Margins: 1 canvas

1st Adelaide University – Bow: J Bolt, 2: H Duncan, 3: R Lang, Str: M Hebblewhite, Cox: B Parsons, Coach: R D Cheesman

2nd Mercantile/Monash Composite

3rd Melbourne University No 1

4th Melbourne University No 2

Holders – Sydney Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 12th March, 1978. Won by Adelaide University Boat Club by a canvas from Mercantile/Monash University Composite. 

Victorian Eight-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded, Norwich Shield)

Time: 6:11.9 Margins: 1 canvas

1st Monash University – Bow: C Rawson, 2: L Ljubanovic, 3: M Ross, 4: M Hunt, 5: K Jelbart, 6: T Young, 7: W Magennis, Str: B Richardson, Cox: D Gnome, Coach: P C Dane

2nd Sydney

3rd Melbourne University No 2

4th Mercantile No 1

5th Tasmania University

6th Melbourne University No 1

Other competing crews:

Banks

Mercantile No 2

Corio Bay

Adelaide University

Mercantile No 3

Holders – Monash University Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 21st January, 1978. Won by Monash University Rowing Club by a canvas from Sydney Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Lightweight Sculling Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 7:23.0 Margins: 4 lengths

1st A McKinley, Wendouree-Ballarat

2nd J R Sykes, Corio Bay

3rd E Fenn, Rutherglen Lake

4th M Kwaitkowski, Footscray

5th L Budge, Banks

Holder – A. McKinley, Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendoruee, Ballarat, on the 12th March, 1978. Won by A. McKinley (Wendouree-Ballarat) by four lengths from J. R. Sykes (Corio Bay), second.

Vitorian Lightweight Coxless Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 7:29.0 Margins: 4 lengths

1st Melbourne – Bow: J Fitzgerald, Str: R Young, Coach: G Murphy

2nd Murray Bridge

3rd Melbourne University

Holders – Adelaide University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 13th March, 1978. Won by Melbourne Rowing Club by four lengths from Murray Bridge Rowing Club. 

Victorian Lightweight Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 8:20.0 Margins: 15 centimetres

1st Melbourne University – Bow: S Marshall, Str: C Bartlett, Cox: M Burger, Coach: P E M L Philp

2nd Melbourne

3rd Power House

4th Barwon

5th Rutherglen Lake

Holders – Essendon Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 21st January, 1978. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club by 15 centimetres from Melbourne Rowing Club, with Power House third. 

Vitorian Lightweight Coxless Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 7:28.4 Margins: 6 lengths

1st Melbourne University – Bow: V Bollen, 2: P Antonie, 3: S Gillett, Str: G Rees, Coach: P E M L Philp

2nd Melbourne University No 2

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 13th March, 1978. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club by six lengths from Melbourne University No. 2. 

Victorian Lightweight Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded, D. S. Stirling Trophy)

Time: 6:57.2 Margins: 6 lengths

1st Melbourne University – Bow: V Bollen, 2: P Antonie, 3: S Gillett, Str: G Rees, Cox: A Maginn, Coach: P E M L Philp

2nd Melbourne University No 2

3rd Mercantile No 2

4th Mercantile No 1

Holders – Melbourne University Boat Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 21st January, 1978. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club No.1 by six lengths from Melbourne University No. 2. Mercantile No. 2 and No. 1 were third and fourth respectively.

Victorian Lightweight Eight-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 5:57.0 Margins: 1 1/2 lengths

1st Melbourne University – Bow: V Bollen, 2: P Antonie, 3: S Gillett, 4: G Rees, 5: M Quinn, 6: R Stewart, 7: D Cooper, Str: C Smith, Cox: A Maginn, Coach: P E M L Philp

2nd Mercantile No 1

3rd Mercantile No 2

Holders – Mercantile Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 12th March, 1978. Won by Melbourne University Boat Club by one and one-half lengths from Mercantile No. 1, second.

Victorian Junior Sculling Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 7:40.0 Margins: 2 lengths

1st B Sarah, Wendouree-Ballarat

2nd J Stonehouse, Warrnambool

3rd E Fenn, Rutherglen Lake

4th M Kwaitkowski, Footscray City

5th S Allsop, Monash  

Other competing crews:

B Finnigan, Nagambie

T Prime, Corio Bay

A Gibson, Hawthorn

R Blanchfield, Wendouree-Ballarat

Holder – M. Hawke, Haberfield Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 13th March, 1978. Won by B. Sarah, Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club, by two lengths from J. Stonehouse, Warrnambool, second.

Victorian Junior Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 7:51.5 Margins: 1/3 metre

1st Mosman – Bow: G Pearson, Str: M Stagg, Cox: K Johnson, Coach: S Evans

2nd Adelaide

3rd Footscray City

4th Warrnambool

5th Adelaide University

6th Melbourne University

Other competing crews:

Hawthorn No 1

Hawthorn No 2

Banks

Albert Park

Wendouree-Ballarat No 1

Wendouree-Ballarat No 2

Murray Bridge

Rutherglen Lake

Essendon

Melbourne

Holders – Essendon Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 12th March, 1978. Won by Mosman Rowing Club by one-third of a metre from Adelaide Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Junior Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 7:02.0 Margins: 1 1/2 lengths

1st Melbourne – Bow: J Fitzgerald, 2: R Young, 3: M Van Onselen, Str: R Martin, Cox: J Nayer, Coach: G Murphy

2nd Wendouree-Ballarat

3rd Essendon

4th Corio Bay

Other competing crews:

Albert Park

Banks

Hawthorn

Mercantile

Holders – City of Warrnambool Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 21st January, 1978. Won by Melbourne Rowing Club by one and one-half lengths from Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club. 

Victorian Junior Eight-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 6:19.5 Margins: 1 1/4 lengths

1st Mosman – Bow: S Brass, 2: M O’Gorman, 3: M Stagg, 4: G Pearson, 5: G Jones, 6: G Zuber, 7: L McCauley, Str: S Gordon, Cox: K Johnson, Coach: S Evans

2nd Melbourne Grammar

3rd Geelong College

4th Banks/Wendouree Composite

5th Power House

6th Banks

Other competing crews:

Xavier College

Melbourne University

Mercantile

Geelong Grammar

Brighton Grammar

Holders – Banks Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 13th March, 1978. Won by Mosman Rowing Club by one and one-quarter lengths from Melbourne Grammar, second. 

Victorian Youth Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 7:03.9 Margins: 4 lengths

1st Barwon – Bow: J Nurzenski, 2: R Kavant, 3: A Cleary, Str: B Horney, Cox: M Sheehan, Coach: A Darker

2nd Banks

3rd Corio Bay

4th Mercantile

5th Barwon No 2

Holders – Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club. Rowed on Lake Wendoruee, Ballarat, on the 21st January, 1978. Won by Barwon Rowing Club by four lengths from Banks Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Schoolboy Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time: 8:13.9 Margins: 1 length

1st St Patrick’s College – Bow: B Auchettl, 2: B Smith, 3: P Reedy, Str: M Ryan, Cox: L Moloney, Coach: K O’Brien

2nd Ballarat & Queens Grammar

3rd Ballarat High

Holders – Ballarat Grammar School. Won by St. Patrick’s College by one length from Ballarat & Queens Grammar with Ballarat High third. 

Victorian Schoolboy Eight-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded, M. S. Williams Medallions)

Time: 6:37.0 Margins: 1 metre

1st Melbourne Grammar – Bow: A Duncan, 2: J Michelmore, 3: R Ponsford, 4: P Southwell, 5: A Birnie, 6: M Hooper, 7: A Langford, Str: A Kerr, Cox: P Bate, Coach: A J Smith

2nd Wesley College

3rd Scotch College

4th Caulfield Grammar

5th Carey Grammar

6th Scotch College No 2

Other competing crews:

Geelong College

Brighton Grammar

Ballarat & Clarendon College

Wesley College No 2

Wesley College No 3

Brighton Grammar No 2

Brighton Grammar No 4

Carey Grammar No 2

Holders – Wesley College. Rowed on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, on the 13th March, 1978.Won by Melbourne Grammar School by one metre from Wesley College, second.

Victorian Country Sculling Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 3 lengths

1st B Sarah, Wendouree-Ballarat

2nd J Stonehouse, Warrnambool

3rd T Poole, Corio Bay

4th D Cochrane, Bendigo

Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 18th February, 1978. Won by B. Sarah, Wendouree-Ballarat Rowing Club, by three lengths from J. Stonehouse, Warrnambool Rowing Club, second.

Victorian Country Pair-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 2 lengths

1st City of Warrnambool – Bow: C McDonald, Str: C Wooster, Cox: K Johnson

2nd Bendigo

Other competing crews:

Wendouree-Ballarat No 1

Wendouree-Ballarat No 2

Barwon

Corio Bay

Holders – Bendigo Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 18th February, 1978. Won by City of Warrnambool Rowing Club by two lengths from Bendigo Rowing Club.

Victorian Country Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 1/2 length

1st Corio Bay – Bow: D Wainwright, 2: C Walker, 3: N Myers, Str: D Cooper, Cox: P McGann

2nd City of Warrnambool

3rd Barwon

4th Wendouree-Ballarat

Holders – City of Warrnambool Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 18th February, 1978. Won by Corio Bay Rowing Club by half a length from City of Warrnambool, second. 

Victorian Country Eight-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 1 1/4 lengths

1st Corio Bay – Bow: J Olliff, 2: G Amezdroz, 3: D Wainwright, 4: J Sablak, 5: A Cassidy, 6: C Walker, 7: N Myers, Str: D Cooper, Cox: P McGann

2nd Barwon No 1

3rd Barwon No 2

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 18th February, 1978. Won by Corio Bay Rowing Club by one and one-quarter lengths from Barwon No. 1, second.

Victorian Country Lightweight Four-Oared Championship

(Distance – Not recorded)

Time – Not recorded Margins: 1 length

1st Barwon – Bow: W Digby, 2: R Gardiner, 3: T Purcell, Str: B Horney, Cox: E Digby

2nd Corio Bay

Holders – Barwon Rowing Club. Rowed on the Barwon River, Geelong, on the 18th February, 1978. Won by Barwon Rowing Club by one length from Corio Bay.

 

Sources

Victorian Rowing Association, Reports 1976 - 1987.

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