1906

The 37th Annual Meeting of the club was held at the Unicorn Hotel on September 4th 1906. The president Dr. Champion was unable to attend so Mr Graham Coulter, the club Captain, was elected to the chair. The season got off to a slow start with Wendouree and Ballarat both sending crews to Henley Regatta in November while City had not yet got any crews together as they were waiting for finer weather!

While the club did not score many wins this season with N. Victor securing all three wins in the scull. His first victory being at Ballarat regatta where he took out the double of Maiden and Junior sculls. From my research this was the first time that a sculler took the double. The club were also represented by a Maiden pair of J. Murphy and J. Nettle who came second to Wendouree by a quarter length. N.Victor’s third win was at Barwon Regatta.

The club made distinct advances in its financial position and in memberships with 22 members being added to the roll.An order for two new boats was put into Mr. Jerram the boat builder of Princes Bridge Melbourne. Mr. Victor also bought a stump, racing sculling boat out of his own funds and the club agreed to buy it for the club when funds became available. At the Ballarat Novice Regatta the club again won the points trophy placing first and fifth in the novice fours. W. McPherson also won the Novice sculls. A report of this regatta is reprinted on page 124.

J. W. Graham was present at the Annual Meeting and a toast was proposed in his honour as the founder of the club. The old gentleman would have been 76 this year.

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