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ROWING TITLES.

NEW ZEALAND REGATTA.

FOURS TO ARAMOHO,

JACKSON WINS SINGLE SCULLS. Some of the finest rowing, and some of tlie most stirring finishes seen in Auckland for many a. year, took place on the usually quiet, peaceful Whan Estuary on Saturday. The performances were up to Dominion title-winning form, while the fact that the senior fours was won only by a third of a length in two miles, shows how close the finishes

Of the programme the coveted senior fours went to the Waiiganui club, Aramoho, which, as said, won by a small margin from Petone. The single sculls were taken by A. K. G. Jackson, rowing for the Waiiganui Union Club, by two lengths, from K. B. Smith, of Waitemata. The double sculls were won by Petone, with a comfortable four lengths to spare from Avon. Star regained the pairs by a margin of one length and a half. Aramoho held the donation list with £40, and Wanganui Union a close second, £39. Waitemata followed with £82, then came Star £20, Petone £20, West End £4, Ngaruawahia, Avon and Hamilton £2 each. Ideal Conditions. Conditions were ideal. The water was smooth in the making tide and there was no wind. Though the weather was dull from the spectators' point of view, there were only a few drops of rain. Considering how far away the course was situated from the city, the crowd was surprisingly large, a 20-acre paddock being fairly well peopled. There was a fine view of at least a mile of the whole course from the brow of the hill, ant! naturally that was where the people congregated. The only pity was that the finish could not be seen from that vantage point, and if one went to a place from which the finishes were visible, then the other part of the course was obscured. Prom the all-important view of the actual competitor, however, the course was well-night perfect, and says much for the judgment of Mr. A. C. Nordcrn, who was largely responsible for the return of the locale of the championships to the city after 30 years in the wilderness. The delay in starting the championship fours completely upset the programme, and the last race was not completed until 7 p.m. Although there was rough water at the mouth of the estuary in the early part of the afternoon, conditions generally improved as the afternoon went on, and the racing was got oil' in calm water.

Results:— YOUTHS FOURS. One mile. Waitemata (C. H. Cairns, C. Dalton. F. R. Wright, F. Weaver, M. Brockllss) 1 West End (W. Pnrnell, J. H. Barton. L. T. Lambie, P. Culpan. R. Schofield) . 2 Mercer (D. B. Barron, J. Kappa, R. Dean, L. Cronin, C. A. Mcltobbic) .. 3 Also started: Whnngarei. Ngaruawaliia. Won by Jive lengths, with Mercer halt a length away. Time 7.24. The crews were very'anxious and were brought back, Ngaruawaliia ami Whangarei being the worst offenders. From a good start, Waitemata took the lead with West End second. After 200 yards West End were in front, then came Waitemata, Mercer, and Ngaruawahia being about level. West End increased their lead, being about a length ahead at the half distance. Waitemata started to challenge hard, but West End remained in the lead. At the threequarter distance, Waitemata took the lead, with West End about a canvas behind, and Mercer third. Entering the last stages Waitemata went right away to cross the line winners by five lengths SINGLE SCULLS. One mile and a half. A. K. G. Jackson (Wanganul Union) .. 1 R. B. Smith (Waitemata) 2 P. A. Abbott (Petone) 3 Also started: A. Morey (Mercer), T. Alexander (Gisborne), C. Sniythe (Poverty Bay), c. Campbell (Aramoho), C. D'Authreau (St. George's). Won by two lengths, the third man being a length away. Time 10.2 G. The scullers were sent off to a splendid start, and Campbell was fast to show out, followed by Jackson, with Smith and Abbott about level. Smith quickly fell back, and Morey, steering badly, headed for the bank. Campbell kept the lead for the fust quarter, when Jackson started to come through, closely followed by Smith and Abbott. Jackson shortly after took the lead, with Campbell second. Smith, on the far bank, was moving up quickly, while Abbott passed Campbell. With just half a mile to go the order was Jackson, Smith, Abbott, with Smith sprinting hard, but ho made no impression en Jackson. Over the last stretch Jackson opened the gap to win by two lengths, while Abbott made a big effort to catch Smith, but failed by one length. Jackson gave a faultless display over the whole journey. LIGHT MAIDEN FOURS. One mile. Waitemata (R. Stables, A. Harper, C. H. Cairns. F. Weaver, K. Ricknrds) . 1 Wangnnui Union (D. McGonagle, H. O'Donnell. J. Lumsden, \V. Wakcllng, C. Johnstone) 2 Ngaruawahia (J: Wells, J. Wright, T. Stubbing, W. Mcßurnie, N. Stow) .. 3 Also started: West End, Gisborne, Auckland, Mercer, Hamilton, St. George, Whangarei. Won' by seven lengths, with Ngaruawahia three-quarters of a length away. No time taken.

After a slight delay the starter got the crews into a splendid, line, and on the gun Waitemata, striking nicely, jumped out half a length, followed by Union, with Auckland and West End prominent. Waitemata further improved their position at the half-mile, the order being, Wai.temata, Union, Ngariuuvahia, with Hamilton coming strongly. With three-quarters of the distance gone Waitemata were two lengths clear. In the last stretch Waitemata jumped away clear, to win by seven lengths, with Union second, threequarters of a length ahead of Ngaruawahia. N.Z. CHAMPIONSHIP SENIOR FOURS. Two miles. Arnmoho (P. Stowers, F. Jones, J. Stokes, C. Harrison, K. O'Donnell) ~ 1 Petone (O. N. Clayton, A. A. Hope, R. Sharon, D. F. Gune, F. Humphreys) . 2 Star (G. C. Cooke, F. H. Mullins, J. I. Thodey, A. A. Andrews, M. Chin) 3 Also started: Wairau, Tauranga, North Shore, Napier, Hamilton, and Wanganui Union. "Won by a third of a length, with Star a third of a length away. Time 11.55. There was over an hour's delay at the start of the senior fours on account of the condition of the tide and wind not suiting the layout of the course. The result was that the crews drifted into shallow water and got foul of a fairway mark. It was eventually found necessary to bring all the crews outside the fairway mark. When at last the crews were lined up they were well dispatched, and Ara-, moho, rowing about 3(5, jumped into' the lead, followed by Petone, also doing! about 30. Hamilton were in third posi-1 tion, closely followed by Star. These | pv,— .ions were maintained until thej home stretch, when challenges by Petone, Hamilton and Star were thrown!

at Aramoho. These positions were maintained to the finish, Aramoho winning by a third of a length from Petone, and Star a similar distance away third. Time, 11.53. It was Aramoho's first victory in the Champion Pours. Its nearest effort was in 1921, when Union beat them by about three feet. MAIDEN FOURS (Open). One mile. Star (L. L. Hosking, A. R. Lawson, J. P. Peters, J. F. Eggers. N. Chin) 1 Ngaruawahia (L. Dwen, S. Woodward, N. Meßurnie, G. Tittleton, N. Stow) 2 Gisborno (M. Burridgo, T. McCallum, R. Hanna. R. Nicoll) 3 Also started: New Plymouth, Hamilton No. 1, Auckland No. 1, Whangarei, Opotiki, Waitemata, Hamilton No. 2, Auckland No. 2, North Shore, Mercer, St. George. Won by half a length, with Gisborne the same distance away. Time, 6.16. The 14 crews lined up and went off to a line start. In the first 200 yards there was little between the crews, then Star moved ahead. A hard battle ensued between Opotiki, Ngaruawahia and Waitemata for second running. On the run to the line Star were challenged by Ngaruawuhia and Gisborne, but held on to win by half a length, with half a length between Ngaruawahia, second, and Gisborne, third. Time, 0.19. NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLE SCULLS, Ono mile and a half. Petone (r. A. Abbott, C. R. Gimblett) . 1 Avon (F. H. Thompson, C. A. Stiles) . 2 Waitemata (1!. B. Smith, T. Johnson ). 3 Also started : Wanganui Union, Hamilton, Tauranga. Union jumped to the lead at the start of the double sculls, followed by Hamilton and Waitemata. With half the course covered Petone nio:ed to the lead and, shaking oif the opposition, drew away to win by four lengths. Time 10.22. .TUNIOI? FOURS. One mile and a half. Wanganui Union (G. Delves. M. Granville, 11. Benge, C. Tasker, E. Crutehiey) 1 Star (S. I. Kidd, D. H. Webb, 11. Paton. K. Rees, M. Chin) - Tauranga (I). Cameron, I'. Sander. (!. Fogerty, 11. Raynent, W. McMasters) 3 Also started : North Shore. Waitemata, New Plymouth, Hamilton. Won by live lengths, with Tauranga one length mid a half away. Time, 9.42.

Six crews faced the starter in the junior fours, North ' Shore having scratched. From the gun, Uuiou jumped out and led throughout- TauliiPj'a, Star, and Hamilton had a great go for second place. The race resulted in Union winning by live lengths with Star second one length and a half ahead of Tauranga. Time 9.42. MAIDEN EIGHTS. One mile. Waltemata (K. 'Simpson, C. J. C. Dulton. J. P. Hooper, P. Connery, E. 11. Bishop, E. H. Sealv, F. R. Wright, A. Smith) 1 West End (W. l'arnell, E. A. Craies, J. 11. Davey, G. Kockel, J. Jones, .1. A. Parsons, J. H. Barton, J. D. Craies) 2 Hamilton (J. Stuart, L. W. Skeet, B. Peart, L. Pardington, A. Gilmer, T. Caskey, J. JenlclntfOD, B. Frogley) .. 3 Also started : Auckland and Ngaruawahia. From a grand start in tiie maiden eights, Waitemata took the lead, with West End second and Auckland third. Over the hist stretch Waitemata were pressed hard by West End, but held on to win by one length, with West End half a length ahead of Hamilton. AUCKLAND PLATE SENIOR FOURS. One mile and a half. Wanganui Union (S. 11. Healey, A. V. ■ Sheppard, R. Gould, A. Tonka, E. Crutchley, cox.) 1 Petone (O. N. Clayton, A. A. Hope, R. Sharon, D. F. Cane, F. Humphreys, COXf) 2 Hamilton (G. W. St. Clair, J. dough, H. .Morpeth, D. Hare) 3 Also started : Star, Tauranga, North Shore, Napier. Shortly after the start Wanganui took the lead, and, despite Petone's efforts, maintained it throughout, to win by two lengths. No time was taken. CHAMPION PAIR OARS. Star (G. C. Cook, F. H. Mulling) 1 Hamilton (I*. Sandos, J. Flynn) 2 Waitemata (T. Johnson, R. B. Smith) . 3 Also started : Wulratt, Avon, Tauranga, St. George's, West End. •This was the last race and was completed at 7 p.m. Star quickly took the I iead, followed by Waitemata ami Hamilton. When properly settled to their work Star held command, with Hamilton pressing hard. Over the last stretch Hamilton made a great effort, but Star, rowing with splendid combination, shook olf the challenge, to win by a length and a half, witli Hamilton eight lengths ahead of Waitemata. Avon, the holders, were never in the hunt and finished fifth.

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ROWING TITLES., Auckland Star, Volume LXVI, Issue 53, 4 March 1935

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