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History of AAGPS Head of the River Rowing Regatta

1984 NSW AAGPS Head of the River

Shore Blitz but Those Kings Rule the River (Sydney Morning Herald, 01 Apr 1984)

The Kings School took out the prestigious Head of the River title for a record fifth year in a row on the Nepean at Penrith yesterday.

Kings finished far too strongly to beat heavyweight Shore by one and three-quarter lengths with Newington two lengths further back in third place. “We Knew we had to beat Shore who are a top crew but we were just a fraction better,” said Kings’ coach Ken St Heaps, himself a former Shore crewman.

And not only did Kings set a record with its fifth win since 1980. Number seven oarsman David Bellamy created a GPS record by rowing in the last three successful crews.

Kings’ victory stopped Shore from making a clean sweep of all six events at the regatta. Shore showed great depth to win the second eights and all four fours events. And what a fight they put up in the first eights. Shore, averaging 87kg per man, started best of the eight competing crews to lead for the first half of the 2,400-metre race.

 

Senior 1st Eight

Major Rennie Trophy

7:38.40

1 ¾ lengths

2 lengths

1st           The King’s School – Bow: J. MacKenzie, 2: J. Steeple-Park, 3: M. Williams, 4: W. Day, 5: J. Day, 6: A. Thiel, 7: D. Bellamy, Str: S. McGuiness, Cox: D. Mylner

2nd          Shore

3rd          Newington

4th          Grammar

5th          Scots College

6th          High

7th          Riverview

8th          St. Joseph’s


Senior 2nd Eight

7:51.40

2 ½ lengths

3 lengths

1st           Shore – Bow: D. Forbes, 2: T. Russell, 3: S. Leeder, 4: S. Schweikert, 5: P. Murphy, 6: M. Farmer, 7: S. Simpson, Str: A Hoholt, Cox: A. Henderson

2nd          The King’s School

3rd          High

4th          Newington

5th          Riverview

6th          St. Joseph’s College

7th          Scots College

8th          Grammar


Senior 1st Four

Yaralla Cup

5:40.40

2 lengths

Canvas

1st           Shore – Bow: A. Wiesner, 2: I. Wunderlich, 3: P. Chapman, Str: C. Huxtable, Cox: A. Macoun

2nd          The King’s School

3rd          Riverview

4th          Grammar

5th          Newington

6th          St. Joseph’s College

7th          High

8th          Scots College


Senior 2nd Four

5:43.50

1 ½ lengths

1 ½ lengths

1st           Shore – Bow: P. Mason, 2: R. Burgess, 3: D. McDowall, Str: F. Scott, Cox: C McDonald

2nd          Riverview

3rd          Newington

4th          The King’s School

5th          High

6th          Grammar

7th          Scots College

8th          St. Joseph’s College


Senior 3rd Four

5:31.70

½ length

½ length

1st           Shore – Bow: N. Russell, 2: T. Bartlett, 3: W. Stuwart, Str: S. Shirley, Cox: H. Smith

2nd          Riverview

3rd          Newington

4th          The King’s School

5th          Scots College

6th          St. Joseph’s College

7th          Grammar

8th          High


Senior 4th Four

5:44.70

1 ¼ lengths

¾ length

1st           Shore – Bow: S. Cosgrove, 2: S. Nuthall, 3: A. Newman, Str: J. Hayes, Cox: J. Ditchfield

2nd          St. Joseph’s College

3rd          Riverview

4th          The King’s School

5th          Scots College

6th          Newington

7th          Grammar

8th          High

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