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History of AAGPS Head of the River Rowing Regatta

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

7:40.00

1 ¼ lengths

½ length

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

2nd          Scots

3rd          The King’s School


Senior 1st Four

Yaralla Cup

5:37.45

1 length

3 lengths

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

3rd          Riverview


Senior 2nd Four

5:40.45

1 ½ lengths

3ft

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

3rd          Grammar


Senior 3rd Four

4:18.00

Dead heat

1 length

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

3rd          Scots


Senior 4th Four

4:22.15

½ length

2ft

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

2nd          Scots

3rd          St. Joseph’s

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