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AQUATIC.

Sculllnjar Oha:mpioiisliip< VICTORY _?OB ► STANSBtJRY. < DESCRIPEION pF THE RACE. [per press association.] Sydney, June 23. In the sculling race Stansbury defeated O'Connor. Later. The sculling race between'Stansbury and O'Connor for" £500 aside' took place on the Parramatta river this afternoon. There 1 was. .a^ large crowd to witness the race, arid every point of vantage along the river bankswwats t densely packed. A chilly wind was blowing strongly down- the, river. Stansbury was favorite, and odds of 7 to 4 were laid on his winning. O'Connor won the toss, and took advantage of any shelter obtainable inshore. After one or two attempts a good .start Avas effected, Stansbury•'' darting off with 39 strokes; .while O'Connor was pulling ' $0: A ' few.' powerful strokes saw Stansbury with a slight lead, which he quickly increased to half a length, j When nearing Uhr's Point, Stae^bury got rather close inshore,!and the Canadian spurting/at the time, it appeared likely. ;fl.; foul would result, but the former,managed to get clear,' O'Connor just missing his boat. From this, time, the race may be said, to have been practically all over, as Stansbury went right away from, his opponent, and at Uhi%'s Point was .a length to the good, which he had doubled as the mile post was passed. O'Connor spurted, but his effort had not any appreciable effect, as the leader had no difficulty in maintaining his advantage. At Putney both oarsmen were pulling 29 strokes, and the race was very tame. ..Stansbury passed Gladesville with a lead of five lengths, which O'Connor reduced by spurting, but the former quickened his stroke, and rowed in an easy winner by three lengths. Time, 20min 28|secs. Stansbury wa£ loudly,- cheered as he passed' thfe; '•: i; .\ '..•" /.! i \ "- O'Connor'seemed to move nervously as compared with his opponent. The, winner appeared quite fresh, while the I Canadian was.] showing signs of-exer-'tion. i O'Connor claimed a foul, which' the referee disallowed. f , , s ,\ \ „, v , I>uring the race the steamer Squirrel,' •which was crowded with excursionists, sprang a leak, and had to run ashore. : Fortunately, all, on board (Were j safely; landed before'the' Vessel'sank.'' "...',- 7 , ! O'Connor has lodged a protest ,-against the stakes being paid, over to Stansbory. f' '' ':' (Received June 24, 12i50 p.nr.) < fK >„ ■ Sydney, Jun£ 24. ' ' O'Connor states that Stanshury crowded, him till he found his boat bumping on themud. He (O'Connor) then shot across, Stansburys stenv and distinctly- felt t boat bump. When clear he held up his hand in token that he; claimed' foul, _nd merely pulled over the course afterwards.

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AQUATIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2449, 24 June 1890

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AQUATIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2449, 24 June 1890

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