The Prince of Wales Present
The Summer Eight-oar Races were begun at Oxford yesterday. The Prince of Wales [future Edward VIII, then a student at Magdalen] watched the racing from the Magdalen College Barge. He also ran down the towing path cheering the Magdalen crew, who made a desperate effort for the headship, but New College managed to finish a length ahead.
[Div II] New College II., owing to a series of 'crabs', failed to get properly away and Exeter rowed past them. Balliol II. were close behind at the time and also claimed a bump, which was disallowed and a bump was allotted to Worcester.
The Summer Eight-oar Races were continued at Oxford yesterday afternoon. The Prince of Wales was again present at the first division races, and accompanied his college crew on the towing path.
[Div III] There was an exciting race between the two leading boats. Opposite Christ Church barge Queen's made a shot, but apparently missed by a few inches, and Balliol II. passed the flag a quarter of a length in font. [Div II] Balliol II. did not row up in consequence of Queen's having claimed a bump.
[Div III] The bump claimed by Queen's after the races on Friday evening was not allowed, but on Saturday they bumped Balliol II. at the Red Post.
[Div I] After the races Corpus Christi claimed to have bumped Brasenose, and the committee will consider the matter to-day.
The Summer Eight-oar Races were concluded at Oxford yesterday afternoon. The Prince of Wales accompanied his college crew on the towing path. After an exciting race New College maintained the headship by a few yards. There was a large crowd at the riverside and the sinking of a raft and immersion of about 30 people, all of whom were got out safely, caused some commotion. The claim of Corpus Christi that they had bumped Brasenose in the first division on Tuesday was considered by the committee and disallowed.The members of the New College head crew are not listed.
[Div I] A fine struggle for the headship caused much excitement. At the Red Post Magdalen were within a few feet, but New College, spurting, passed the post three-quarters of a length in front.
During the six days' racing 52 bumps were made. Worcester headed the list with six bumps... St. John's II. lost six places.
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