1950 NSW AAGPS Head of the River
Shore Scoops Pool at G.P.S. Regatta (Cec Pearce, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 Apr 1950)
Shore scooped the pool at the G.P.S. regatta on the Nepean yesterday.
Shore won the Head of the River in record time, the 1st and 4th fours and dead-heated with St. Joseph’s in the 3rd fours.
In winning the Eights, Shore knocked 12 seconds off the record. The time for the mile and a half was 7 minutes 40 seconds. Shore beat Scots College by 1 ½ lengths, with another little fancied crew, Kings half a length away, third.
The race was rowed in ideal conditions. A two-knot run in the river assisted the crews.
Disappointments in the race were the failure of St. Joseph’s College and Sydney High to get into the places. St. Joseph’s who vied for the lead with Shore in the early stages of the race dropped out after the first half mile to finish fifth.
Sydney High, contrary to expectations, did not rate exceptionally high. Their rating at the finish was 33. High, however, were rowing very short, due, no doubt, to their light stroke being tired.
Senior 1st Eight
Major Rennie Trophy
1 ¼ lengths
1st Shore – Bow: A.J.C. Sendall, 2: W.B. Northam, 3: D.A. Webster, 4: R.B. Rutherford, 5: P.D. Codey, 6: J.H. Lawrence, 7: D.D. Mearet, Str: D.G. Lane, Cox: F.J. Withey, Cch: J.B. Burrell
3rd The King’s School
Senior 1st Four
1st Shore – Bow: R.A. Woodhill, 2: A. Suche, 3: L. Meares, Str: R.Y. Knight, Cox: L. Etherington, Cch: H.M Perry
2nd Sydney High
Senior 2nd Four
1 ½ lengths
1st Sydney High – Bow: R. Thurnton, 2: F.B. Williams, 3: J.H. Nicholson, Str: J.M. Magner, Cox: I.J. Little, Cox: Major D. Duffy
2nd St. Joseph’s
Senior 3rd Four
1st Shore – Bow: W.S. Dalyrample, 2: D.M. Everingham, 3: A.J. Pennefather, Str: J.W. Logan, Cox: M.R. McDade, Cch: G.J. Dawtrie
1st St. Joseph’s – Bow: J. Taffa, 2: K.H. Logan, 3: K. Robbie, Str: R.J. Hughes, Cox: J.A. Josephs, Cch: Rev. Brother Emile
Senior 4th Four
1st Shore – Bow: R.W. Webster, 2: J.L. Vivers, 3: V.H. Treats, Str: W.H. Chenhall, Cox: J.G. Henningham, Cox: R.A. Gilfillan
3rd St. Joseph’s