The Oxford University Torpid races began at Oxford yesterday afternoon in very rough weather. The entries numbered 35, one crew less than last year.
[Div I] An exciting race took place between Oriel, Brasenose, and Trinity. Brasenose, pressed by Trinity were close to Oriel at the Free Water Stone, and shortly afterwards made their bump. The Oriel boat cloud not get clear, and was run into by Trinity and sunk, and Magdalen II. rowed past, so were credited with a bump [on Trinity].
At the opening of the Torpid Races at Oxford yesterday there was a violent storm of wind and rain and several of the crews had narrow escapes of being swamped.
[Div I] Trinity regained the position they had lost on the previous day by bumping Magdalen II. shortly after passing the Free Water Stone.
A strong southerly wind, blowing with the force of a gale, caused considerable inconvenience to the crews during the Torpid races at Oxford on Saturday. In Iffley Reach, the water repeatedly broke over the bows of the boats, and several of them narrowly escaped being swamped.
The Torpid Races at Oxford were brought to a close yesterday afternoon. Owing to the recent heavy rains the towing-path in many places was under water.
[Div I] Christ Church had no difficulty in retaining their position as 'head of the river', and finished three or four lengths in front of Balliol.
During the six days' racing 59 bumps were made, St. John's II. heading the list with six... New College II. and Trinity II. each lost six places...
|2:||A. F. B. Broadhurst|
|3:||O. B. Pratt|
|4:||N. T. Garnett|
|6:||E. F. Loyd|
|7:||W. A. Akers|
|S:||K. T. Dowding|
|C:||G. W. Border|
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