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} I PENINSUhA GALA- DAY. For many years now the Akaroa' !. Regatta has. b?en the gala day of Banks Peninsula, but, unfortunately, I the popular Peninsula gathering has r lost some of its interest to the many. j At one time there was hardly a person < on the Peninsula who did not attend t the Rpgaota, and although it is a rei cognised general holiday now, there are many wh<> do not attend because I thpy are not particularly interested in , rowing, and' that is the chief part of the programme. This year, however, !! the Regatta Committee have made ar rangeruents for extending the scope of j' the Regatta considerably. ROWING RACES. The rowinsr programme will com- ?, mence at 10.80 a.m.' 3 Following are the events and clubs ■ entered : — Senior Pair Oar—Akaroa, Sumner, 1 and Avon Youths' Four Oar—Union, Akaroa, Canterbury and Avon. Junior Double Sculls—Union, Sumnerand Avon Maiden Four Gar—Union, Akaroa, ' Canterbury and Avon. Senior Double Sculls—Akaroa, Sumner and Avon. ' Youths' Double Sculls—Union, ' Akaroa (2), Canteibury and Avon. 3 Junior Four Oar—Union, Sumner, i Canterbury and Avon Maiden Double Sculls—Union, 1 Akaroa, Canterbury and Avon Although the entries for the rowing events are not as good as usual, con--1 sidering the number of men who have gone with the Expeditionary Force from Christchurch clubs, they are cer tainly satisfactory^ SAILING RACE. The entries for fcbe sailing race are the Dotterel, the two Rovers, Water* 1 beetle and Sparetime, SHORE AND SWIMMING EVENTS. Some new events on thia year's programme are an Iron Quoits match and a Greasy Pole, which will take place near the old wharf. Besides these three swimming events will be got off between the old and new wharves and a greasy bowsprit. N.Z.G.T.S, AMOKDRA. The boys from the New Zealand training ship Amokura will take part in the swimming events, and the greasy bowsprit and pole. Besides en tering for these events the boys will deck out two of the phip'3 boats with dark town crews aboard. A race will be put on the programme for the ship's boats. The whole programme should provide a good day's sport altogether, and provided the weather is good, to-mor-row's regatta should be one of the most successful held for a number of years. GRAND CONCERT. In the evening a concert will be held in the OiUifyllsws' Hall, when a splendid musical programme has been arranged for. Th\i proceeds will go toward? the Rc-gatta funds.

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AKAROA REGATTA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3461, 15 December 1914

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AKAROA REGATTA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3461, 15 December 1914