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AKAROA REGATTA.

QUESTION OB 1 POSTPONEMENT

& meeting of the Akaroa Regatta Committee wft3 held io tho Council Chambers on Tuesday eveniog , preBent—Meeera G. Armstrong (commodore), J, D. Bruce, L. J Vangioni, f;Lewitt, H. G. Daly, W. Parkin, W. H. Henning, A. Gray, W. JacobiOD and 0, W. Leete (secretary). Mr G. Armstrong said the business for the evening was to consider the postponement of the Regatta, owing to the continuation of the strike. Hβ thought it would be a pity to put the Bfgitta off at all, and ho thought the meeting ebould adjourn for a week, so that the situation could be better judged. The coastal boats would have to run very frequently to make up for lost time. He knew the Akaroa Boatbad been delayed in their training, as the boats had not come to hand, but he still thought it would be a great mistake to postpone the Regatta. The secretary (Mr 0. W. Leete) paid four yeara ago be took over the Regatta with a debt of £30 or £10 and the next two yeara they had an uphill fight (o finance the Regatta, as no excursion steamer had run, and that meant a loss to the funds. Last year they hnd a successful season, and had cleared tho debt off. Personally he should not liko to carry on tho Regatta, as he thought there would be little financial eupport from Lyttelton, and the Union Company might not run a boat, If ihsy left the matter over for a week, there would be hardly time to organino the Regatta. Mr M. G. Daly said he wag not in favour of tho Regatta being postponed, lift did not think there would be any .iiilicuUy in getting the Union Company's boat, and he did not think it wan a fair thing to anticipate that the strike would bar. that long, Tb* eonetal boats would foonbein com mission, and he would only be in favour of postponing the Regatta if the Union Company would not run a boat and nobody would attend the Begatta. ' Mr W. H Henning sad he did n f >< thiuit thero would be any'trouble about; the Union Company sending a eteamer, and the strike would not pre veot the steamer running. Hβ was ;quite,wU,b,>MfXeefcethat, owing t>

the small support likely to be bad for the fundP, the question of postponemoot was well worth considering, it would be like playing "Hamlet with the King of Denmark left out, and that would ba disastrous. Besides that the local clubs bad no boate. and the money would all go out of the place without the local people getting the slightest part of it. If the Regatta were postponed it could follow the Ohiistohurch Regatta, and there was .rnple time to fix a suitable date. He moved the meeting adjourn until .vlonday, November 21. Mr J. D. Bruce paid be thought there would be sufficient time to work up ihe Regatta after that date, and ,(. O r (1 d the motion. Everything ~,in'Ml to the strike, being sufficiently over l\v Anniversary Day. Hβ thought he 11.-o itta Bhould be held on Anm .-eeaty Day, as it had always been •losuly nasociated with that date, The chairman said be waß sure here would bo no difficulty about •olleoting in Christchurch for the Ipgatta. When he went to (Jhri3t •hurch he would arrange for teams to •ome to Alwioa on R.gatta Day. and ■ ilay games of cricket, tennis and now!?. There would be plenty of ime to organise the Regatta. Mr Lewitt said he thought the strike would be smashed up by that ime, and it certainly was too soon to aik of putting of! the Regatta. The motion to meet on Monday. November 24, was carried unani

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AKAROA REGATTA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4350, 21 November 1913

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AKAROA REGATTA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4350, 21 November 1913

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