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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 5. March 30, 1950

Rowing Club

Rowing Club

Lately, serious training baa meant attendance at the sheds every morning at 5.45 a.m. and also in the evening if water conditions are favourable. The Club has been a bit unlucky because it, draws so many of its members from other town clubs, most of whom finished their activities later than usual this year after the Empire Games. The eights crew are chosen and are shaping well—they will have had a race together on 25th March in the White Horse race. So far, the four have not had this chance to race together—partly because they have to rely on the generosity of the Star Club for a boat. We could really do with a four-skiff if we are to take a proper place in Tournament rowing.

Among the members from whom the crews will be selected are:
  • Dave Horsely—stroke—held the position last year, and came from the Wanganul club.
  • Wilf Taylor—a junior oar and sculler from Wellington. (A good bet for the Double Sculls, with his partner.)
  • Paul Sadler, who rowed in last year's eight. From Star.
  • Bruce Wright, from the same club. Formerly of West End, and has been an AUC rep.
  • Mark Pownall—has been a VUC rep in fours and eights.
  • Dennis Pinfold—from Star—has regained CUC.
  • Ivan Vodanovich—a recent gain from Canta. Has been a CUC and an AUC rep, in eights, once as a stroke.
  • Les Smith—Star—has rowed at Tournament twice before in fours and double sculls.
  • Wyn Heald—a junior who will partner in the double sculls and row in the fours.
  • Paul Cotton—Star—first year at Tournament, and will be in the fours.
  • Ted Abraham—learnt his rowing at Wanganui.
  • John Yaldwyn—will probably be in the fours.
  • Charlie Harkin, who rowed in last year's fours.
  • "Paddy" Webb—a junior oar who has had more experience than anyone else in the club.