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History of AAGPS Head of the River Rowing Regatta

1971 NSW AAGPS Head of the River

GPS Eights To Joey’s. Took Them 15 Years To Do It. Alan Wood (Sydney Morning Herald, 04 Apr 1971).

It took 15 years but St. Joseph’s finally outclassed the opposition to win the GPS Head of the River again at Penrith. One length separated St. Joseph’s and Scots with The King’s three-quarters of a length astern. St. Joseph’s last won the race in 1956.

Coach Brother Gerald said after the race: “It has been a long time but I am very proud of the boys on today’s effort.” St. Joseph’s inexperienced crew led from the half-mile mark with a smooth rhythmical stroke. Mick Carbone, one of the two 15-year-olds in the St. Joseph’s crew, collapsed immediately after the race and had to be assisted from the racing shell.

Another crew member, Tim Tindale was also close to collapse. The second 15-year-old, Ric Williams, shower no ill effects after the gruelling race.

 

Senior 1st Eight

Major Rennie Trophy

7:59.80

1 length

¾ length

1st           St. Joseph’s College – Bow: L.J. Dwyer, 2: R.L. Williams, 3: T.J. Tindale, 4: C.C. Reardon, 5: F. Carbone, 6: M.J. Williams, 7: J.A. Reading, Str: M. Otten, Cox: P.E. Clarke

2nd          Scots College

3rd          The King’s School

4th          Shore

5th          Riverview

6th          Sydney Grammar

7th          Newington

8th          Sydney High


Senior 2nd Eight

8:03.40

1 ¾ lengths

½ length

1st           The King’s School – Bow: W.H. Gunthorpe, 2: G.J. Gee, 3: A.W. Griffiths, 4: H.J. Pavitt, 5: G.S. Webb, 6: R.H. Boydell, 7: R.J. Needham, Str: J.J. Allport, Cox: J.O. Sutherland

2nd          Sydney Grammar

3rd          Riverview

4th          Shore

5th          Scots College

6th          Newington

7th          St. Joseph’s College

8th          Sydney High


Senior 1st Four

Yaralla Cup

5:56.70

1 ¼ lengths

1 length

1st           Scots College – Bow: R.S. Burrell, 2: A.C. Purcell, 3: I.M. Burrell, Str: C. Vaughan, Cox: W.D. Oliver

2nd          Sydney High

3rd          The King’s School

4th          Shore

5th          Sydney Grammar

6th          Riverview

7th          St. Joseph’s College

8th          Newington


Senior 2nd Four

5:55.50

¾ length

½ length

1st           Shore – Bow: G.H. Barker, 2: J.F. Gillespie, 3: P.J. Waight, Str: C.O. Stanton-Cook, Cox: S.A. Smith

2nd          Riverview

3rd          St. Joseph’s College

4th          Sydney Grammar

5th          Scots College

6th          The King’s School

7th          Sydney High

8th          Newington


Senior 3rd Four

5:53.00

¾ length

1 length

1st           The King’s School – Bow: S.J. Barnes, 2: T.M. Dobell-Brown, 3: G.M. Wilkinson, Str: D.R. Roberts, Cox: M.R. Vincent

2nd          Shore

3rd          Sydney Grammar

4th          St. Joseph’s College

5th          Riverview

6th          Sydney High

7th          Newington

8th          Scots College


Senior 4th Four

5:57.70

2 lengths

1 ¼ lengths

1st           Shore – Bow: E.S. Dietrich, 2: B.W. Morgan, 3: D.C. Ronald, Str: M.C. Shrimpton, Cox: P.A. Symons

2nd          The King’s School

3rd          St. Joseph’s College

4th          Sydney Grammar

5th          Scots College

6th          Sydney High

7th          Newington

8th          Riverview

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