NEW ZEALAND PEATS AMERICA.
LONDON, April 27. New Zealand beat America in the eight-oared race, iy three-quarters of a length. There were five boats in the race. ;
(Received April 29, 10 a.m.) PARIS, April 27. A great assemblage witnessed the Inter-Allied boat race on the Seine. Mr Massey and Sir Joseph Ward followed the race- throughout. The New Zealanders won their heat with comparative ease. They met France, Newfoundland, and America in the final. A slashing race developed between New Zealand and America in the last quarter of a; mile, but the New Zealanders always had a bit up their sleeves, winning by three-quarters of a length. Great enthusiasm was manifested. There was a strong wind and roughish water.
There are few New Zealand troops in Paris, but the Australians in force sported New? Zealand colours and cheered the crew;along the river bank.
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ROWING, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9597, 29 April 1919
ROWING Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9597, 29 April 1919
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