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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Student's Newspaper. Volume 31, Number 6. April 9, 1968



On Sunday, March 3, a great tragedy occurred. While preparing to coach the varsity rowing eight, Alan Boykett was drowned in a collision between the coaching runabout and another boat. Alan, although not a member of the Students' Association, had very generously agreed to cox and coach the varsity eight for Easter Tournament this year, and had unselfishly given his time to assist.

Alan was considered one of New Zealand's best coxswains, having coxed the New Zealand eight to victory at the Canadian Centenary Regatta, at the North American Championship, and in the recent test series against the Australians..

It is with very deep regret that everyone who in any way knew him feels his death. At 23, with prospects of a Gold Medal at the coming Olympics, Alan has lost a life of the very greatest quality.