Grafton Rowing Club History - 1882 Regatta Program
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CLARENCE RIVER

 ANNUAL

REGATTA

TO BE HELD AT

 GRAFTON,

On WEDNESDAY, 24th MAY, 1882

(QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY)


Flagship – “City of Grafton”, S.S.

PATRON—HIS EXCELLENCY LORD LOFTUS

PRESIDENT - John See, Esq., M.L.A.

VICE PRESIDENTS - John M. Purves, Esq, M.L.A.
and D. Beatson, Esq., Mayor of Grafton

HON. TREASURER - Mr. T. Rudd

HON. SECRETARY - Robert Page
COMMITTEE: Messrs. E. C. Lewington, F. W.
Chapman JP, H. Maurice JP, T. Quirk, T. S.
Mansfield, T. T. Seller, W. J. Hawthorne JP, F.
Norrie, G. Foott, S. See JP, A. Lipman, E. J.
Laman, J. O'Keeffe, T. Morrissey, A. H. Pegus,
F. Dean, M. Rush, J. T. McKittrick, F. Morrow,
G. H. Varley, J. Meillon, W. Goodger Jun. JP,
J. H. Munro, W. M. Wilkinson, W. Macquarie,
P. Leyburn, W. A. Irwin, J. James, J.
O'Burgess, W. G. Hart, B. Lodge, T. Page.


First Race - To start at 10:30 am
FOR ALL YOUTHS under 17 years of age, pulling
a pair of sculls, in light skiffs. First prize £5;
second prize, £2.  Entrance, 5s.
Course - From flagship round flagboats off
Dovedale, and back to flagship.

Second Race - To start at 11 am
FOR ALL AMATEURS employed in offices, or as 
indoor salesmen, pulling two pairs of sculls, in
light skiffs, with coxswain. Prize £7 7s (or trophy
of that value).  Entrance 10s 6d.
Course - Same as first race.

Third Race - To start at 11:30 am
CHAMPION RACE for ALL COMERS, in
wager boats. Prize £50 (if two scullers from 
any other colony, or Sydney, start); second prize
£10. Entrance, £2 2s. In the event of two
Sydney, or other colony, scullers not starting,
the prize will be £20; second prize £5.
Entrance £1 1s.
Course - From flagboats off Dovedale, round
flagboats off Fraser's Sawmill, round flagboats
off Dovedale, and back to flagship.

Fourth Race - To start at 12 Noon.
FOR ALL YOUTHS, under 21 years of age, pulling
two pairs of sculls, in light skiffs, with coxswain.
First prize £7; second prize £2.
Entrance 10s 6d.
Course - Same as first race.

Fifth Race - To start at 12:30 pm.
FOR ALL COMERS who have never won a prize
exceeding £10 at any public regatta, pulling a
pair of sculls in light skiffs. First prize, £8;
second prize, £2.  Entrance 10s 6d.
Course - from flagboats off Dovedale, round flag-
boats off Fraser's Sawmill, and back to flagship.

Sixth Race - To start at 1 pm
FOR ALL AMATEURS employed in offices, or as
indoor salesmen, pulling a pair of sculls in light
skiffs. Prize £7 7s (or trophy of that value).
Entrance 10s 6d.
Course - Same as first race.

Seventh Race - To start at 2 pm
FOR ALL COMERS pulling a pair of sculls, in light
skiffs (handicapped). First prize, £25; second 
prize, £5.  Entrance £1 1s.
Course - From flagship, round flagboats off Dove-
dale, round flagboats off Fraser's Sawmill, and
back to flagship.

Eight Race - To start at 2:30 pm
FOR ALL SKIFFS, under canvass, not exceeding
22 feet in length, 5 feet beam, and 20 inches
deep. Time allowance, half a minute per foot,
no boat to rank less than 19 feet. Centre-boards
and fins allowed. First prize, £10; second
prize £2.  Entrance 10s 6d.
Course - from flagship, round flagboats off Dove-
dale, round flagship, round flagboats off Dove-
dale, and back to flagship.

Ninth Race - To start at 3 pm
FOR ALL COMERS who have never a prize at
any public regatta, pulling two pairs sculls, in
light skiffs, with coxswain. First prize £10;
second prize £2.  Entrance 10s 6d.
Course - Same as fifth race.

Tenth Race - To start at 3:30 pm
FOR ALL SHIPS BOATS manned by crews from
any vessel in port, pulling four oars, with
coxswain. First prize, £5; second prize £2.
Entrance, FREE.
Course - from flagship, round flagboats off Dove-
dale, round flagboats off Fraser's Sawmill, 
and back to flagship.

Eleventh Race - To start at 4pm
FOR ALL COMERS pulling two pairs sculls, in
light skiffs, with or without coxswain. First
prize, £50; second prize £5.  Entrance £2 2s.
Course - Same as seventh race.

Twelfth Race - To start at 4:30pm
FOR ALL COMERS paddling a cask. First
prize, £2; second prize £1.  Entrance 2s 6d.
Course - once round the flagship. Conditions -
Competitors may use any description of cask,
but no fins or ballast of any kind will be allowed
to be attached thereto.
The GENERAL ENTRY will close at 9 o'clock on SATURDAY NIGHT