The details of the chart this year are not known. The one given only represents the start and finish, except in the case of Christ Church. Christ Church are stated by Woodgate to have had on a Torpid, or 2nd Eight, this year; and we give the rules signed by a second Christ Church stroke, and also by one from Jesus. First set of rules for racing. A rule made, no out-college man to row, except in case of illness.
In 1826 we learn from Woodgate that a meeting of strokes drew up the following rules to regulate the racing:-
- That the racing do commence on Monday, May 1.
- That the days for racing be Monday amd Friday in each week, and that if any boat does not come out on those days its flag do go to the bottom.
- That no out-college men be allowed to row in any boat, except in the case of illness or other unavoidable absence, and then that the cause of such absence be signified to the strokes of the other boats.
- That all the boats below the one that bumps stop racing, and those above continue it.
- That there be a distance of fifty feet between each boat at starting.
- That the boats be started by pistol shots.
- That umpires be appointed by each college to see each boat in its proper position before starting, and to decide any accidental dispute.
|B:||W. L. Brown|
|Hon. F. C. Amherst|
|Hon. W. P. Amherst|
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