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The Spike or Victoria College Review 1936

Rowing Club

Rowing Club

The past season has been one of progress for the V.U.C. Rowing Club. Despite our being unplaced in the major event of the year—the University Boat Race—the Club can still boast of a successful season.

For some time it has been considered that for a V.U.C. Rowing Club to achieve popularity in the eyes of the students, the Club must have an eight-oar boat of its own, and the nearest approach to a plant of its own. Recognition as a separate entity in the Rowing world has been considered essential. Towards that objective, rapid strides have been made. For the second season now we have rowed in our own eight-oar boat at Tournament. In order to house this craft when assembled it was necessary to erect an extension to the Star Boating Club shed, and the work involved in this job was all carried out by the members of the club last season. The Club also became affiliated to the W.A.R. Association. This action enables us to row in our own colours at regattas. Unfortunately we do not possess our own clubhouse, which confines our regatta rowing as a V.U.C. Club to the local Eights race and the Tournament event.

Next season we hope to see a big increase in membership and every assistance will be given to new members to enable them to become proficient enough to claim seats in the boat for Tournament.