Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 35 Number 6. April 11, 1972
The rowing club this year got off to a good start with about 32 members training and rowing in crews for the Easter Tournament. However, only three weeks training showed when it came to the regatta, a disappointing 5th in the main race of the day, the Tournaments viil's. This was due partly to the fact that all members had been shifting equipment since 5.30 am and also because of the rough water conditions for which our boat was not suited.
However 4 members of this VIII went out later in the day and although none of them had been selected for the Possibles & Probables crews, they managed to win the Tournament IV's.
Des Eyre was the only member of the Vic team who was selected for the Probables crew but he didn't quite make it to the N.Z.U. crew which was announced at the Rowing Dinner held on Monday night. This dinner broke the traditional 'stag' night with girls being invited for the 1st time. This did not seem to make much difference and it still took an hour to tidy the hall enough for the cleaners to move in.
All in ell this Easter was rather disappointing as far as results go, but the club is gaining strength end are now aiming to win the rowing next year at Massey.