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History of the Tasmanian SATIS Head of the River rowing regatta

1957 SATIS Head of the River

Saturday, April 13 - Derwent River 

First Four:

There were 6 entrants in the 1957 race, who raced over 1⅛ miles on the Derwent River:

-    The Friends’ School

-    Hutchins School

-    Launceston Church Grammar School

-    Scotch College

-    St. Patrick’s College, and

-    St. Virgil’s College

Hutchins School re-gained the Golden Fleece Cup which they last won 20 years earlier (1937).

Second Four:

Scotch College won the Second Four.

Third Four:

Launceston Church Grammar took out the Third Four in 1957.

Fourth Four:

St. Virgil's College won the Fourth Four.

Fifth Four:

Hutchins School won their first ever Fifth Four race.

Sixth Four:

1957 was the first time a Sixth Four was raced at the Tasmanian Head of the River. Hutchins School were victors in its inaugural year over St. Virgil's College in second.

 

First Four:

Winners of the Golden Fleece Cup for First Fours in 1957 - Hutchins School
(Source: Hutchins School Magazine, July 1957)

Organising Committee:

Tasmanian Rowing Association

Officials:

(unknown)


First Four

Golden Fleece Cup

1⅛ miles

Time:

Margins:

1st Hutchins School – Bow: P. T. Johnstone, 2: M. W. R. Weaver, 3: M. D. Gibson, Str: E. C. Chen, Cox: E. A. Downie

2nd St. Virgil’s College – 

3rd Launceston Church Grammar – 

4th The Friends’ School – 

Other Starters:
St. Patrick’s College, Scotch College


Second Four

½ mile

Time:

Margins:

1st Scotch College – 

2nd

3rd

4th

5th Hutchins School – Bow: J. G. P. Overell, 2: R. E. Gray, 3: H. J. P. Grownier, Str: G. H. Salmon, Cox: T. A. Francombe


Third Four

½ mile

Time:

Margins:

1st Launceston Church Grammar – 

2nd Hutchins School – Bow: W. R. P. Salisbury, 2: J. T. Johnstone, 3: R. S. Verrell, Str: R. K. Brodribb, Cox: B. J. Calvert

3rd 

4th

5th


Fourth Four

½ mile

Time:

Margins:

1st St. Virgil’s College –

2nd 

3rd 

4th Hutchins School – Bow: J. L. Jones, 2: D. J. J. Hood, 3: P. H. Jones, Str: J. F. M. Grant, Cox: R. J. Dunsford

5th


Fifth Four

½ mile

Time:

Margins:

1st Hutchins School – Bow: R. E. Drysdale, 2: M. J. Skeels, 3: H. K. Skegg, Str: P. N. Anderson, Cox: I. R. Chesterman

2nd 

3rd 

4th

5th 


Sixth Four

½ mile

Time:

Margins:

1st Hutchins School – Bow: E. S. M. Parker, 2: L. D. Rex, 3: R. H. Lane, Str: J. A. C. Solomon, Cox: B. T. Edwards

2nd St. Virgil’s College –

3rd 

4th

5th 

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Sources

Hutchins School Magazine, July 1957

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