Christ Church and Brasenose rowed in the new style of boats [ie with riggers, with rowers in-line], the first yet used in Torpid races.
The races were postponed, on March 1, 'to the first open day,' owing to severe frost, with disaster to the head boat [see below].
On the last day but one Balliol took off, 'expecting to be able to rebump Trinity and regain their place. This, as might have been expected, they were unable to do (Trinity book).
Lincoln ran into the bank, and Corpus ran into their coxswain's back and upset.
Exeter started head of the river, and being in good training kept their place with credit for four days. Then the ice on the river stopped the races for a week. In this interval some of the crew went partially out of training. The result was that they were bumped on March 8 by Pembroke at Saunders' Bridge
|B:||S. N. Risley||10st 2lb|
|2:||J. Taylor||10st 3lb|
|3:||T. W. James||10st 0lb|
|4:||W. T. T. Webber||10st 7lb|
|5:||A. A. Harland||11st 10lb|
|6:||H. H. Meade King||9st 12lb|
|7:||F. Meade King||10st 3lb|
|S:||E. Lascelles||10st 9lb|
|C:||F. G. P. Caldecot||9st 10lb|
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