No College Rowing
A special meeting of college boat club captains, called by Oxford University Boat Club to discuss the question of training for Torpids due to begin on the Isis on February 20 and lasting for four days, decided that no boating shall take place for a week.
At Oxford all practice for the Torpids was suspended last week after a Captains' meeting had decided that colleges which could afford to travel away from Oxford for practice were getting an unfair advantage. A further decision was expected over the weekend. The Torpids are set to start on February 20.
Oxford Torpids postponed
The Oxford University torpid races have been deferred for a week. River conditions permitting, the four-day event will now start on February 27. This decision was made at a meeting of college boat club captains who, last week when the Isis was frozen, decided that training should be postponed for a week. Crews who have been training at Henley were said to hold an unfair advantage over less fortunate clubs. A suggestion of cancelling the torpids was defeated, although a further meeting of the captains will be called in the event of flooding or another freeze-up.
Oxford Torpids Cancelled
The Oxford University Torpids have been cancelled because the river is again frozen. The college captains will be meeting to discuss the situation and will probably arrange a scratch regatta, if conditions permitted, so that there could be some rowing during the Hilary Term.
The Torpids were last interrupted by the weather in 1947, when a frost caused a week's delay between the first three days and the completion of the programme.
Oxford to hold Head of River Race
As a substitute for the Torpids races, which were cancelled during the severe weather, Oxford University Boat Club are to hold a head of the river race at Medley on Saturday (2.45). Eleven crews, including three from Balliol, have entered and the course will be from Tumbling Bay to Godstow Lock.
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