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A number of Akaroa people travelled by the. Cygnet and car to the Lyttelton Regatta on New Year's Day.

The prize money was fairly evenly distributed amongst the Akaroa, Sumner, Avon and Union Rowing Clubs. Of the-£99 offered, Union headed the list with £33, having gained four firsts, two seconds and four thirds. Sumner came next with £82 for three firsts and three seconds. Avon followed with £22 for three firsts, two seconds and two thirds. Akaroa won £12, being placed first, second and third respectively.

Tbe points for the DC.L. ' up were distributed as follows:—Union Rowing Club 20 points, Avon 15, Sumner 15, Akaroa 6, Canterbury 4 and Cure 4.

The Sumner Rowing Club won the Ooiin Cook Memorial Cup for compe tition amongst senior oarsmen, gaining one first and two seconds, Avon were next with a first, second and third respectively.

The Cure Boating Club, Kaiapoi, were successful in winning the R. B. Grange Gold Medal and Cleary Shield, Canterbury being awarded the Regatta Committee's medal for second place. The Union Rowing Club won Messrs Sandstein & Son's trophy for gaining the highest number of points in the respective events.

The rowing events drew splendid entries, despite the fact that so many scullers left with the Expeditionary Force. The races were keenly contested in a fair nor' easter, which made the finishes hard. The results were as follow : —

SENIOR PAIR OAR; one mile and a half. Prizes £10 and £2. Akaroa Boating Club—Cyril Walker (bow) H Newton (stroke) ■.. ... .. 1 Sumner BoatiDg Club—C Champ (bow), W (stroke) .. .. ..2 Avon Rowing Club-D Duns (bow), H Adkins (stroke) .. .. .. 3 Avon Rowing Club No. 2 also competed. Akaroa got a good lead at the start, and maintained their advantage, though Sumner and Avon finished pamely. Akaroa won by three lengths, with two lengths between second and t ird. JUNIOR PAIR OAR; one mile. Prizes £8 and £2. Sumner Boating Club B Marquet (bow), W fc'ergison (stroke) 1 Avon Rowing Club— S Clothier (bow), X Kingsland (stroke) .. .. ..2 Canterbury Rowing Club-M J Guthrie (bow), F Ii Dunsford (stroke) •• . 3 Canterbury No. 2, Avon No. 2, Union No. 1, Union No. 2 and Akaroa Boating Club also competed. Sumner and Avon fought the race out, with the others well back, and Union, who finished fourth, making a good showing. Won by two lengths, a length between second and third. Time—6min 43sec. MAIDEN PAIR OAR; one mile. Prizes £8 and £2. . Union Rowing Club—A S Drayton (bow) E Velvin (Ptroke) I Union Kowing Club No. 2—J Muroh (bow). R Mann (atrok«) .. .. 2 Akaroa Boating Club -T McGuire (bow), A Sergifion (stroke) 3 Avon and Canterbury also started. Union gained the advantage easily from Oanterbury, and won by over two lengths. Time—7min ssec

YOUTBS' PAIR OftH; one mile. Prize «, i £8 ax.' i. 1. Union Rowing Club-C DiUifOO (bow), J Witson (stroke) Akaroa Boating Club—E j-Staples (bow), _ D Cheokley (siroke) .. %. Cure Boating Club-T DruV> (bow), S Turnbull (ctri.k«) Akaroa No. 1, Ak.wa. No. 2, Canterbury , Avon and Union No, 2 also competed. i Won by two lertgths, tha aain3 di-tanc **"> between second and third, SENIOR DOUBLE SCULLS; one mil and a half. Prizes £10 and £2. Sumner Boating Club—C. Champ bow. W. DeThier sir XvOn Rowing Ciub—A. B. Wood bow, H. Adkins str ! Akaroa Bofltirg Cub—C. Walker bow, H. - Newton sir I The race was practically a procession Time—Bmin 4'lsec. JUNIOR DOUBLE RCULLF, ore mile IVizss £S and £2. Sumner Boating CIuD—B. Marquet bow W. Sergison str 1 Avon Rowing Club—S, Clothier bow, R. A. Nightingale str .. .. ..2 Union Rowing Club—H. LaytoD bow, T Booth ptr .. .. •. • • •-> Akaroa, Union No. 2, and Avon No, 2 also competed. Tbe Sumner crew led and won by a good margin. Time— Grain 493e0 ._ MAIDEN DOUBLE SCI'LLB, ore mile. Prizes £8 and £2. Union Powing Club—A. S. Drayton bow, iE. VeJvin stroke 1 Avon Rowing Club—F. H. Htevenson bow D.Dans str 2 Union Bowing Club—H. Dyer bow, W. Mercer str 3 * Canterbury and Akaroa also competed. Union won fairly eaeily by about 3 lengths Time—Brain 54seo. YOUTHS' DOUBLE SCULLS, ona mile Prizes £8 and £2. _Ton Rowing Club-H. L. Sail bow, F. • str .. 1 Union Bowing Club—F Crcnin bow, J. Daviflßtr 2 Canterbury Rowing Club—C C Mosley bow, R Cuddon str 3 Akaroa No. J, Akaroa No. 2, Cure and *" Sumner also competed 'Ihe heavy jobble caused by the fre«h br»f 7. > vut nil the l«a,di> g crews out ol tbe ruce. but the linifh was vvy clo8«, threeqnarrpr-' nf % Ur>£:h lyi-if.' between first and second. T me— Gaiin M SENIOR SINGLE SCULLS, one mile and a half. Prizes £G and £2 < Avon Rowing Club—H, Adktna .. .. J Sumner Bowing Ciub—W deTbier. .. 2 m Union Bowing Club—T. Booth .. .. 3 Akaroa No, i and Avon No. 2 also competed. The finish was close, but Adkin3 rowed 4* beautifully, winning by about a length Time—-Smin 3sec MAIDEN SINGLE KCULES; one mile. Prizeß, £8 and £2. _~ Union Rowing Club—E. Velvin .. .. 1 *4i Sumner Brating Club—H. Winter .. 2 Avon Rowing flut*—F. H Hevenson .. 3 Akaroa and Union also competed. Winter had tb» lead at the (urn, but Vel yin wore him down and won by a length and a half. Tims—7min 56sec. YOUTHS' SINGLE HCULLS; one mile. Prizes, Cleary Shield and Mr R Grange's medal, and medal presented by Regatta ■ Committee. Cure Boatiog Club—W Joy, .. .. 1 w : Canterbury Rowing Club - R Cuddon .. 2 ' Union Rowing Club—J Davis .. ..3 w Akaroa, Avon. Akaroa No, 2, Union No 2 ™ and Canterbury No 2 also competed, «*» The scullers were rowing evenly until the etakes were reached, when the Cure man forged ahead and won by a length, the #•: Uuion boat being only half a length away for third place. Time—7min 42sec.

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LYTTELTON REGATTA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3467, 5 January 1915

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LYTTELTON REGATTA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3467, 5 January 1915

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