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TO THE BDITOB. Sir,—The programme of the Exhibition regatta is before me, and I must confess I am very much disappointed with it. Surely the Committee have been misled by some means or another, or they would not have made it (as it practically is) a competition for the Otago clubs only. Under the rules of the New Zealand Amateur Rowing Association no club rowing under its regulations can compete at a regatta except it bo held under that body's auspices; and, as the Christchurch, Lyttelton, Wellington, Picton, Nelson, Wanganui, Hawke's Bay, and part of the Auckland clubs are affiliated, I fail to see where the Committee are to get their entries outside of Otago from. It would be very easy for the managing body to issue a corrected programme, bringing the races, or &t least the champion fours and sculls, under the rules of the N.Z.A.R.A. By doing this they would, I am sure, ensure a race of over a dozen competitors in the former and at least half that number in the latter, instead of making it a hole-and-corner affair, as at present. As to the status of the Dnnedin clubs, they could become enrolled in the N.Z.A.R.A. at a cost of a guinea each. Hoping this may have the elfect of causing an inquiry to be made into the facts and so getting the programme amended.—l am, etc., Moa. Wellington, August 2.

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THE EXHIBITION REGATTA., Evening Star, Issue 7981, 9 August 1889

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THE EXHIBITION REGATTA. Evening Star, Issue 7981, 9 August 1889