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THE EIGHT-OAR CREW.

- •. - • • . {.iy ; PROPOSED AUSTRALIAN TRI* • ABANDONED/ : -p-V: Mr. *H. A. Marriner, president otki Auckland Rowing Association, reifred' a wire from the secretary. of thejew, Zealand Association yesterday, aifoP lows:—"Council regret cannot altf'<te cision. re sending eight oar crew/tens* bane. Are now awaiting * word from Brisbane re fours." . When the Nefeear land Council' first discussed the.qu.tioa. of sending a crew to represent tl Dominion at the Australasian ehampiship regatta, which takes place this yir- at' Brisbane, £50 was, voted to s4\a "four" to compete. An endeavoij was then made by the Auckland Assbj-V™ and others to get the Council, to pate;. the sum to sending an "eight," buafter ■ due consideration the above deeisji Hae. ■been arrived at. The principal .teason advanced against the sending bf height was that the suggestion that tlpWai-; teniata and Picton crews be chien toy comprise the crew was lardly feaple, aiithe two crews row entirely difrently styles and 'there would not be (possibility of their adapting themsees ~to a each other's style in the' time |-their,.-, disposal, experts being generaiijagreei; that it takes from twelve monthiio two years for men to get into the nng of the boat. Mr. Marriner has also receivf word; that the Victorian crew has beeahbsen,' averaging 12st 51b. I ::

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THE EIGHT-OAR CREW. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 77, 31 March 1909

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