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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 7. April 20th, 1950

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

In rowing we have one of the few occasions when Victoria did not suceeed in carrying off undisputed the usual useful kitchen implement. The Rowing Club can be congratulated on an excellent effort.

The closest race of the morning was the Eights, Auckland putting on a fine though unsuccessful spurt just before the winning-post. In the Fours the placings were more obvious from the start, the two Canterbury teams being well in the lead from the momenta the boats came into sight. Victoria's second place—one of the two Canta teams not being eligible for points—was not closely disputed either, but AUC and OU had a close fight for third. The Double Sculls was a relatively easy victory for VUC.

Our Double Sculls team consisted of Wilf Taylor and Wyndham Heald. Dave Horsley (Eights) and Wilf Taylor (Eights and Double Sculls) succeded in gaining blues. Our reporter understands that one member of the team is in the running for a swimming blue on the basis of a splendid exhibition of swimming under extremely unfavourable conditions.

The Rowing Club is especially deserving of our congratulations since its total membership is 17—a number reflecting little credit on the other members of our student body.