POSTPONED UNTIL EASTER
A speoial meeting of the Akaroa Regatta Committee was held at the Akaroa Borough Council Chambers on Saturday night, when there were present the commodore (Mr 0, Armstrong), in the chair, and Messrs J. D. Bruoe, G. Cbeckley, A. Rhodes, W. Parkin, L. J. Vangioni, B. W. Henning and 0. W. Leete (hon, sec.) Tbe commodore (Mr G. Armstrong) said be bad calUd the meeting, beoanas he thought that the strike would so affect the regatta that it would be a failuie, and be thought it advisable to postpone it until a later date. A number of the Christchurch rowing clubs could not enter crews, as the crews were engaged as special constables, and he understood it was Very unlikely that the Union Company could send an excursion steamer to Akaroa on December 16.
Mr Basil Henning reported tbat bis father (Mr W. H Henning) bad in tervtewed the manager of the Union Company re sending an excursion steamer to Akaroa on Anniversary Day. The Christohurcb manager bad told bim there was little possibility of a steamer being able to make the trip. The hon. sec. (Mr C. W, Leete) .aported that the Canterbury Rowing oub had wired to him, staking that they could not enter most of their crews, as tbey were acting as special bonstables, and, judging by report, tbe other clubs were only making small entries..
Mr J. D. Bruce moved tho regatta be postponed until New Year's Day.
Seconded by Mr Daly
The motion lapsed, as it was thought the effect of the strike would extend up to that time. Mr 0. W. Leeto then proposed that the rpgatta should bo held on Easter Monday.
Seconded by Mr B. W. Hvnning and carried.
Mr Leete pointed out that I'as'er wai a moßt suitable time to hold tbe regUU, as the competing crewa would bftvn ihe week end, and the committee would be able to arrange for an ex cursion steamer at that date. It was holiday time, and in all probability craws would be entered from the Wellington Club. [The secretary of the regatta stated yesterday tbat he had only received thirteen entries for the rowiDg events yesterday when the entries closed, the Union Rowing Olub having a full entry, Canterbury two crews, and Cure three Tbe local club had not made an entry.]
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AKAROA REGATTA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4356, 9 December 1913
AKAROA REGATTA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4356, 9 December 1913
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