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The arrangements for the opening of the season and procession of boats on Saturday a»-f> thus planned by the marshal (Mr J. White). Boats muster and take up their positions off the Dunedin Club's boathou3e at 2.30 p.m. When all in position a start will be made at a signal from the marshal's boat. The procession will proceed in single file round the Otago Club's boathouse, thsneo up the tongue wharf, along the cross wharf, and down the Rattray street wharf in the direction of the North End boathouse. Gn taming pairs are to be formed, the procession heading for Jetty street, and going round the wharve3 in this order until reaching the end of Rattray street, wharf, where the boats will be formed into four 3, returning straight into the basin and stopping in front of the cross wharf, the first four boats resting on their cars as near as possible to Jetty street wharf, the other ranks taking their places in the rear of tbo first row. When all boats are stationary, upon signal from iinncb, the usual salutes will be exchanged. The following will be the order of the prpcrßiion : Commodore's launch, Dunedin Navala' pinnace Manawa and cutter Calliope, Port Chalmers Navals, ljuecn's Drive champion crew, Port Chalmers champion crew (Aorangi), North End Boating Club'B eight-oared outrigger, Dunedin Amateur Boating Club's eight-oared outrigger. Racing scullers : D.A.B.C.'s Cedaileaf, Foam, Riga, Kauri. Practice scullers: O.R.C.'s Tui and Weka. Racing outriggers : O.R.C.'s Karoro, Kotare, and Otago, D.A.B.C.'s Taramea QD.B.C.'s Mavona, N.E.B.C.'s Waimari! Inrigged gigs : Pcjrt Club's Arawa, O.R.C.'s

Pukaki, D.A.B.C.'s Tarakoi, Q.D.B.C.'s Wairewa, N.E.B.C.'s Taroi and Kokiri, Port Club's Tainui and Aotea, O.R.C.'s Taranui and Taraiti, D.A.B.C.'s Konini, Karaka, Korari, and Kowhai, Q.D.B.C.'s Wairuna and Waiawa, N.E.B.C.'s Moresca, Borzoni, and Warimoo. Pair-oared outriggers : Port Club's Waikari, O.R.C.'s Huia, Kiwi, and Moa, D.A.B.C.'s Nikau and Nataroa, Q.D.B.C.'s Mahaki, N.E.B.C.'s Waitangi. Dingeys: D.A.B.C.'s Rimu and Rata, N.E.B.C.'s Toa and Horo. Pleasure boats : O.R.C.'sTara and Korero, D.A.B.C.'s Pukaki and Puriri, N.E.B.C.'s lolantke. The Duncdin Amateur Boating Club have received advice from Norton, the Wellington boatbuilder, that the boats ordered are on board the Rotorua, which is expected to arrive here to-morrow. This club will be very strongly represented in the opening procession on Saturday, their fleet consisting of 1 clinker eight, 1 racing outrigger four, 1 racing inrig gig, 4 practics fours, 1 racing pair, 3 practice ra : rs, 4 racing scullers, 2 practice scullers, 2 dingeys, and 2 pleasure boats, giving accommodation to seat sixty-five members. After the procession the friends of the members will be entertained as usual in the club ball, which has lately undergone extensive renovation.

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ROWING., Issue 10438, 6 October 1897

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ROWING. Issue 10438, 6 October 1897

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