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Some private matches take place on the river this afternoon, commencing at three o'clock. The programme will be a Trial Race between H. Salmon (stroke) and S. Williams, palling double SCUIIB in outrigger, and S. W. Hartley (stroke), A, Thozet, W. Trimble ; and E. K. Ogg, in gig. A match between Sydney Williams and J. F. Barry in skiffs. Con- cluding with thc following Scratch Fours race :-No. 1 : C. W. Bowman (stroke), W. Flynn, W. Burton, and J. M. Headrick. No. 2 : D. Wiley (stroke), J. F. Barry, G. Potts, and J. G. A. Craig. Thc events arc all one mile, I believe, and will bo pulled down
thc river with the tide.
Mr. Stewart W. Hartley, the Hon. Secretary of the Fitzroy Rowing Club, received on Saturday last a list of the races to be rowed at thc Balmain Regatta on the 10th November next. Tlic programme contains several events open to amateurs of thc various colonies, and I believe thc Fitzroy Club have nominated a crew for the Intercolonial Four-oarcd Gig Race (with coxswain), the prizes for which arc worth £80. Unfortunately thc shortness of the notice will make it difficult for thc local Club to select and traiu a crew for thc occa- sion, but thc mere nomination of a crew will bring the Club into notice in aquatic circles. It may bc hoped that if a crew can bc got together in time for thc regatta an effort will bc made to compete, for then arc undoubtedly some first-class oarsmen in our Club who would be likely to acquit themselves with more than average credit though op- posed to the amateurs of the southern
Several challenges have passed of late between scullers iu the different colonies, but thc latest emanates from Edwards, of Mel- bourne, who is reported to have challenged E. Laycock, of Sydney, to pull a match on the Parramatta champion course on an carly date. It may bc hoped tho match will bc suc- cessfully arranged. Richard Hickey, of New- castle, has also challenged Messenger, of Victorin, to pull him on thc Parramatta for
A boat race between crews from the English warship Wolverine and German warship Bismarck took place in Sydney Harbour during thc week. The Englishmen won easily, though one of thc crew was rendered fiorx dc fomfmt through breaking his oar, when he jumped overboard in order to lighten the boat. The intrepid sailor was afterwards rescued.
A late English cablegram states that the match between Higgins and Boyd, over thc Thames champion course from Putney to Mortlake, for £400 a-sidc, was rowed on thc 30th September, and resulted in au easy
victorv for Bovd.