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HELP FOR THE BELGIANS. The Otago annual regatta, the proceeds from which will be devoted to tho Belgian relief fund, furnished a really interesting day's sport at the Port, for notwithstanding the fact that certificates were substituted for prize money, there were good entries in all events*, and the finishes were well fought out in most cases.

The sailing "and motoring sections were carried out under the careful management of the executive officers. Mr D. Wall, in a motor launch, did good service in patrolline the course and supplying information to "the competitors, as well as seeing that the rules were complied with. The mishap to the yacht Ripple not only disturbed the race she was competing in, but also interfered with a motor race then in progress, several launches quitting tho races and going to the assistance of the yachtsmen "in "trouble. The mishap was said to be due to tho Ripple being carried into collision with tho heacon while endeavoring to clear an approaching motor launch. The rowing events were concluded about 6.30 p.m. In the Junior Fours North End easily established a lead, and at the halfway post, had established a winning position, which they maintained to the finish, winning by four lengths from Port Chalmers. Otngo took third place, but they appeared tired. The Maiden Fours furnished an exciting finish. When the boats were, first sighted North End had the lead, with Timaru lying close, and the. others in an even line With three parte- of the distance covered the red and black colors appeared to be well in front, and Queen's Drive, on the outside, had also improved their position. Near ing the basin North End had a clear lead of something like four lengths, but 3CO yards from the finishing jKiint Queen'.-' Drive quickened their stroke considerably, and went in hot pursuit of North End. a great finish resulting in the latter, who were obviously tiring, crossing the line a mere half-length to the crood. Timaru were third some distance'back. Port pulled out at the half distance, and Oamaru No. 2 failed to finish. Time. lOniin ssee. Timaru achieved a .somewhat cwy victory in the Maiden Pairs mainly owing to their gaining an advantage at the start. The race for the Senior Fours, which was tho big event of the day, was hardly as exciting as usual. Otago winning comfortably, although. Queen's Drive and Oamaru fought out a hard race fur second, tho latter prevailing by a vevy narrow margin. The Youths' Pair, in which a particularly good start was effected, proved a good race down to the buoys. Although Timaru won the Junior Pairs comfortably, it must be admitted that North End, who rowed promisingly, would undoubtedly have been closer up had they not been interfered with by Queen's Drive at the turning point. The Senior Paris furnished a good race, it being keenly fought out from start to finish. The regatta was well managed, even though it did finish somewhat late. Messrs W. J. Wilson (umpire), G. Hogan (starter). M. Priest, F. Keenan (judges), and other officials carried out their duties admirably. The thanks of the Press are due to Mr G. Davidson .(Press steward) for his courtesy and attention during the day. MAIDEN FOUR-OARED OUTRIGGER RACE. N.E.B.C.—C. Holland (stroke). A. Aitken, J. Fogartv, W. Sachtler ... 1 Q.D.R.C.—J. Shanks (stroke), J. M'Gregor. H. Campbell, G. Pistor ... 2 Timaru R.C—E. Budd (stroke I, A. Hooke. G. Towner, P. Hornbrook ... 3 The other competitors were: Dnnedin Amateurs, Oamaru (two crews). Otago, and Port. JUNIOR FOUR-OARED OUTRIGGER RACE. N.E.8.0. C. Purvis (stroke), R. J. Knox. R. Govcn, W. Sachtler 1 P.C.R.C.—J. Smith (stroke), W. Lvsaght, J. Cnlthorpe, W. Andersen ... 2 O.R.C.—W. M. Stewart (stroke), D. Ellison, T. Lang. E. Scolon 3 Also competed : Dunedin Amateur and Queen's Drive. MAIDEN PAIR-OARED OUTRIGGER RACE. Timaru R.C.— E. Budd (stroke), A. Hooke 1 N.E.B.C.—C. Holland (stroke). A. Aitken 2 O.R.U.—Ct. Chapman (stroke), F. Zaffer 3 The other clubs represented in the race were Dunedin Amateur and Port Chalmers. SENIOR CLINKER FOUR-OARED RACE. O.R.C.— L R. Kerr (stroke), .7. W. Smeaton, E. V. Fairbairn, J. A. Hogg 1 Oainaru B.C.—A. Orr (stroke), R. A. Ross, H. Drennan 2 Q.D.8.0.—L. Perry (stroke), D. Aitken, E. Watson, R. M'Cormack 3 YOUTHS' PAIR-OARED OUTRIGGER RACE. O.R.C.—-W. Chapman (str), K. Lake ... I Oamaru B.C.—L. Wray (str). G. Pistor 2 N.E.8.C.—0. .Otincsn ''Mv>. A. J. Dryden '• North End provided another crew, and there also participated in the race. Port. Timaru, and Queen's Drive. LIGHT-WEIGHT MAIDEN FOUROARED OUTRIGGER RACE. Oamaru B C—A. Philip (str). A. Benson, A. Man ton, J Median 1 P.C.R.C.--W. Glengarry (str), B.Gibbs. F. Kncwstubb, 11. Pxitch.i.rd 2 N.E.B.G—J. Aitken (str), J. Mitchell, R, Morris, D. Wilson 3 Also competed: Queen's Drive (two crows) and Ota'-'o. JUNIOR, PAIR-OARED OUTRIGGER RACE. Timaru B.C. -■ F. Home (str). F. King I N.E.B.C.—-C. Pitrvos (str). R. J. Knox 2 QD.B.C— L. I'eirv istr). D. Aitken ... 3

Crows from th« Otago. Port, and I)nntdin Amateur also rowed. SENIOR CLINKER PAIR-OARED OUTRIGGER RACE. Timaru R.C—F. Homo (tilt), F. King 1 O.R.C.—J. R. Kerr (str). J. A. Hogg 2 On mar u EEC I .—A. Rego (strl, 11. DronPort Chalmers was the only other starter. FIRST CRASS YACHT' RACK 1 Handicap). Kellert and Grant's Myro (scri, 2h ... 1 H. Oi-eorgo and Co.'s Wairaana (sen, 21-. lOmin 27scc ••• 2 E. A. riavvs’s Tucaiu Uniin), 2h SOsoc . ••• ••• 3 CRUISERS' UNBALLASTED ' • SECOND CI.ASS YACHT RACE (Handicap':. Watson and Co.'s Eileen (linii>), 2h 3min 31see 1 MOTOR BOAT RACK (Handicap). For motors 5 h.p. and under 10 h.p., not used as fishing Itoate. C. Wilkie's Marguerita (4:nin 35sec), 3Smin 54? Ec 1 J M'Phrrson’s Eureka isorl, 39min *lss«c - 2 MOTOR BOAT RACK (Handicap). For boats 10 h.p. and over, not used as fishing boats. C. Co pell's Kotiri (scr), 35min 41 sec 1 Coleman BiW, Vanguard (Imin), 34min 59aeo 2 J. Johnston’s Komuri (lrain), 35min 52scc 5 FISHING MOTOR BOAT RACE. Aurora, 41min 26s*x> 1 Santavido and Cecily, 41min 2b : *sec, a dead heat

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PATRIOTIC REGATTA, Issue 15686, 28 December 1914

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PATRIOTIC REGATTA Issue 15686, 28 December 1914

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