Constant floods and gales all through practice. Floods out during the races, but weather bright and calm.
First day: Lincoln broke an oar; Worcester damaged two oars at the start, but made their bump.
Fourth day: The St. John's stroke broke his oar at the start.
The torpid races commenced yesterday in fine weather, but, owing to the recent heavy rains, the towing-path below the [OUBC] boathouse was several inches under water. In spite of this fact, many enthusiasts were not to be deterred from accompanying their crews the whole length of the course.
[Div III] Lincoln are well represented this year, and it was anticipated that they would have no difficulty in overtaking Trinity II., but almost immediately after the start No. 5 broke his oar, and thus enabled Jesus to overtake them... Wadham were bumped by Worcester at the Cherwell, in spite of the fact that two of the latter had their blades broken by coming in contact with the wall on the towpath side.
[Div I] New College gained at the start, and at the boathouse were within a quarter of a length of the leading boat, but Balliol drew away, and finished fully their distance in front.
The Torpids concluded at Oxford yesterday in delightful weather, and the attendance was unusually large. Balliol maintained their position at the head of the river, which was anticipated from the outset, as they were represented by a first-class crew. Merton did exceedingly well in the first division by making three bumps, and Worcester and Pembroke succeeded in making no fewer than five each.
|B:||G. H. Moorhead||9st 12lb|
|2:||J. Edgar||10st 11lb|
|3:||E. H. Pelham||12st 8lb|
|4:||W. Mitchell-Thomson||12st 4lb|
|5:||R. B. Merriman||13st 12lb|
|6:||E. J. Skinner||11st 10lb|
|7:||C. N. Dyer||11st 4lb|
|S:||C. F. Whitlaw||10st 2lb|
|C:||H. D. Argles||8st 8lb|
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