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AQUATICS.

PEVOXPOBT YACHT CLUB. Following are the nn « t Urday a «ernoon. nway as follows-' Hnif „* b S, nts were sent and Buffalo nt ai, Si a at au "itSm; Floral Winsome au 13m *? m; Alice - 3li 1: -'4 m at the start '° St a m,n,,t » Ktart. The times on 11, ,? ansh cc did not Hula. 3h 30nT Flora I £ m' rouml were: •'«i *)m aSrAIIce ah IS 1 ss; Buffalo, Sh 43m 13 S . S is t lm 52 5; Winsome. Kotlrl and Wa?one (Sum)' nSu. tila . i (50m), Winsome (OOinT T? / and Irla diately after from the S.W. The times were:-Arlki, 5h 18m 575? Rawene 30m; Walone. 5h 41m 245; Iris, oh 57m; Daisy. 5h o9rn 7s. On time allowance Iris is first, Kotirl second, and Daisy third The first prize Is the commodore's cup to be won twice before it can be won outright The Arlki was the previous holder

ROTAL YACHT SQUADRON.

The races arranged by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron for Saturday did not take place, owing to a lack of entries. PONSONBY CRUISING CLUB. HARBOUR RACE. The Ponsonby Ornlslng Club held a harbour race for yachts ou Saturday afternoon last. The starters were: Roneko, Emerald, Alva, Glady. Mam, Mabel. Foam Renee Hetty and Rio. The finishing times were: Roneke (scratch) 4h '25m 495, Mnbel (ID minutes) 4h :jlm SOs, Emerald (scratch) 4h 84m 2s, Alva (omiiiutes) 4h 35m. Qlady i» minutes) 4h 36m 425, Maru (10 minutes) 4h 40m 20s, Hetty (18 minutes) 4h 41m 2°s Foam (12 minutes) 4h 43m 30s. Renee (12 minutes) 4h. 44m 20s, Rio (35 minutes) 4h The result with time allowances deducted is:—Rio 1, Mabel 2, Hetty 3, Roneke 4.

MANUKAU YACHT CLUB.

The above club sailed a 24-mlle rare on Saturday afternoon last. The course was from the Onehunga wharf to the black buoy off Cornwallls ami back to the wharf. The race was for the Albert medals presented by the president (Mr C. BagJey) In memory of his son, who was lost in the wreck of tne Aotea. The entries and handicaps were: Auaheru, scratch; Heather, 3m , Manola, Siru; Viking, lorn; Clematis 13m; Kdlth, 17m; Elsie, 20m; Wave, 29m; Spray, 32m; Edna, 34m; Mahlnga, 39m; Signal, 46m; Petrel, 40m; Helen, sUm; Amua, 50ui; Mann, 68m. A light breeze at the sturt freshened luto a strong wind, which raised a big sea. Edith led on the beat to Coruwallls, and rounded the mark three minutes ahead of Clematis, which was six minutes In front of Anahera. Three miles from the finish Anahera closed up, and, off Cape Horn, hnd run into second position, and passed the point a minute behind Edith. Clematis had dropped behind. A close race was now witnessed. Auaheta drew level with Edith at the third buoy, and then Heathpv was only two seconds behind. Edith and Anahera raced on even terms, but, Just near the line, Edith, occupying the windward position, ehot aheail, and won liy a few feet from Anahern, which wins nljout the same distance In front of Heather. The finishing times wereKdlth, Oh UOrn; Auaheru, Oh 66m Is; Heather, Oh, BOm 2a; Clomatls, 7h 2m. The Edith covered tho oourse In 4b 22m.

I/iiuiiel) Ilucio.—Sloln, 13. Morton (22m), 1; Qi-uco, A. Jonos (lDm), 2; illldura, W. Grunay (20m), a, Also started: fc'reda (icriitihi Edlo, erratoh; Mikado, 2m; Maul ClUi Kuieralrt, 7m; Jiunl, 7m; Ilaiimate, 9m; Xhlello, Dvii llonitl Till, 12m; Tasma, 281-i-Startle, 28n>i Hula, 28m; Clematis, 30m. Tho I'nee was cloncly contented, and only iios sopai'attid tliu first and second boats.

WAITEMATA BOATING CLUB.

The Waltemata Boating Club held trial fours ou Saturday afternoon last for trophies presented by the vice-presidents (Messrs Bailey and Lone). Eight crews took part in the hents. The final was fought out between c.ews stroked by Herring and Magee, and the former won by a length. The winning crew were: V. Herring (Stroke), J. Nash, H. Blampled, and X Wiles.

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AQUATICS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 63, 15 March 1909

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