The Spike or Victoria College Review 1947
A year ago the Rowing Club was taken to task for lack of effort. During the past season the Club has indeed taken new life. Members have been keen; they have trained hard and rowed far; they have worked strenuously on the boat: under a vigorous club captain there has been engendered a spirit of willingness and co-operation which has sown good seeds for the future.
But not all things were done that the Club would have liked to do. Some new members were obtained but not nearly enough. And, of course, the position at Tournament was disappointing.
It was a pity that the new Tournament fours race could not be rowed. Here again a larger membership would have helped for it is hoped to develop Tournament rowing into a minor regatta.
One member again won the trophy offered by the Star Boating Club for the most improved oarsman and others had their successes in Club races.
Now that the Club has had its renaissance, let it strive to maintain goodwill and secure those oarsmen without whom its main function is lost.