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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 2. March 20, 1946

Our Star Boaters Are in Training

Our Star Boaters Are in Training

In the post two seasons, and especially during the one now drawing to a close, the University Rowing Club has been steadily rising to the position it held prior to the outbreak of war. With many old members returned, and with a steady influx of newcomers, the club can look forward to its future with some confidence. The renaissance of Easter Tournament and the holding of various inter-club regattas have played no small part in this revival, and although the club has not as yet been as successful as might be desired, much valuable racing experience has been gained.

As we have not yet attained the dizzy heights of owning a clubhouse of our own, the Star Boating Club plays host to us and our equipment. Varsity members join the Star Club, and are to be found in all Star crews. A perusal of the Star regatta roster for the season would reveal the names of many men from the College, including G. Ward, G. Honore, W. Osten, G. Marryatt, D. Thomas, and D. Hartley. The Star youths' crew at both Picton and Wanganui regattas was composed entirely of men from Victoria, although neither crew gained the success expected. As is usual at all regattas, the traditional hospitality and fellowship of rowing was enjoyed. If dimly remembered, by all. A rowing regatta may be recommended for a really rowlocking time.

The crew has already been selected which will represent the College in the Inter-University Eight-oared Boat Race, to be held in Christchurch during the Easter Tournament. It may he said to be a very strong combination.

Stroke, S. Kidd; 7. G. Stuckey; 6, G. Marryatt; 5, W. Osten; 4, S. Glllon; 3, G. Pownall; 2, R. Connal; bow, G. Honore; cox, G. Ward.

The crew is very fortunate in having a fine old rowing man as coach. Mr. Barners will be recalled by older students as the man who coached the VUC crews in 1937 and 1938 to victory. Already he has the crew on a very thorough, not to say killing, training schedule, and the crew is out to follow the splendid example of the earlier crews—not to contribute to the retention of the Wooden Spoon.

On Saturday, March 23, the crew will be racing in the Junior Eights event at the Inter-Provincial Eights Regatta on [unclear: Port] Nicholson. Some excellent racing experience before Tournament should here be gained—and that is a very important factor towards success. All students are urged to come and cheer on their own crew. There is nothing more spectacular than eights racing, and the cream of rowing talent throughout the Dominion will be present. The course will be off Pelone if the wind is northerly; and off Oriental Bay is southerly.