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9. The Captain or Secretary of each Club or Crew entered, shall,
at least three clear days before the Regatta, deliver to the Secretary
of the Regatta a list containing the names of the actual crew
appointed to compete, to which list the names of not more than five
other members for an eight-oar, three for a four-oar carrying a
coxswain, and two for a non-coxswain four-oar may be added as
substitutes. Except in the last-mentioned case, one of such substi-
tutes (if the full number be entered) shall be entered as a coxswain,
and shall not be substituted except in that capacity.

10. No person may be substituted for another who has already
rowed or steered in a heat.

11. The Secretary of the Regatta, after receiving the list of crews
entered, and of the substitutes, shall, if required, furnish a copy of
the same, with the names, real and assumed, to the Captain or
Secretary of each Club or Crew entered and, in the case of Pairs or
Scullers, to each Competitor entered.

12. Objections to the qualification of a Competitor must be made
in writing to the Secretary of the Regatta at the earliest moment
practicable. No protest shall be entertained unless lodged before
the prizes are distributed.

13. In the event of there being but one boat entered for any prize,
or if more than one enter and all withdraw but one, the Crew of the
remaining boat must row over the course to be entitled to such prize.

14. In the event of a Dead Heat taking place, any Competitor
refusing to row again, as may be directed by the Regatta Committee,
shall be adjudged to have lost.

15. Every Competitor must wear complete clothing from the
shoulders to the knees including a sleeved jersey.

1 6. The Regatta Committee shall appoint one or more Umpires.

17. The Regatta Committee shall appoint one or more Judges,
whose decision as to the order in which the boats pass the post shall
be final.



352 THE COMPLETE OARSMAN

1 8. A Maiden Oarsman is an Oarsman (A) who has never won a
race with oars at a Regatta ; (B) who has never been a competitor
in any International or Inter-University Rowing Match. An
Oarsman who has won a maiden race at a Regatta in which the
construction of the boats was restricted may then row as a Junior
in restricted boats until the end of the year in which he wins a
Junior race, after which he must row as a Junior in first-class boats
and be subject to Rule 19.

A Maiden Sculler is a Sculler (A) who has never won a sculling
race at a Regatta ; (B) who has never competed for the Diamond
Sculls at Henley, or for the Amateur Championship of any Country.
A Sculler who has won a maiden sculling race at a Regatta in which
the construction of the boats was restricted may then scull as a
Junior in restricted boats until the end of the year in which he wins
a Junior race, after which he must scull as a Junior in first-class
boats and be subject to Rule 19.

19. A Junior Oarsman is an Oarsman (A) who has never won a
race with oars at a Regatta other than : a school race ; a race in
which the construction of the boats was restricted ; or a race limited
to members of one Club ; (B) who has never been a Competitor in
any International or Inter-University Match. Save and except as
permitted in Rule 18, no Oarsman who has won a race at a Regatta
in which the construction of the boats was restricted, shall compete
as a Junior in any such race after the end of the current year.

A Junior Sculler is a Sculler (A) who has never won a sculling
race at a Regatta other than : a race in which the construction of the
boats was restricted ; or a race limited to members of one Club ;
(B) who has never competed for the Diamond Sculls at Henley, or
for the Amateur Championship of any Country. Save and except
as permitted in Rule 18, no Sculler who has won a sculling race at a
Regatta in which the construction of the boats was restricted shall
compete as a Junior in any such race after the end of the current year.

N.B. The qualification shall in every case relate to the day of
the Regatta.

20. All questions not specially provided for shall be decided by
the Regatta Committee.

LAWS FOR BOAT-RACING

I. All boat-races shall be started in the following manner:
The Starter on being satisfied that the Competitors are ready, shall
give the signal to start.



APPENDIX II 353

II. A boat not at its post at the time specified shall be liable to
be disqualified by the Umpire.

III. The Umpire may act as Starter, or not, as he thinks fit;
when he does not so act, the Starter shall be subject to the control
of the Umpire.

IV. If the Starter considers the start false, he shall at once recall
the boats to their stations, and any boat refusing to start again,
or persistently starting before the signal, shall be liable to be
disqualified by the Umpire.

V. A boat's proper course is such a course as will enable it to
reach the winning-post in the shortest possible time, provided that
it allows ample water for every other competing boat to steer its
proper course on the side on which such competing boat started,
when such competing boat is in a position to enforce its right to
such water. Any boat failing to keep its proper course does so at
its peril in the event of a foul occurring.

VI. The Umpire shall be the sole judge of a boat's proper
course during a race, and shall decide all questions as to a foul.

VII. The Umpire may caution any competitor when he considers
that there is a probability of a foul occurring, and may warn a
competitor of any obstruction in his course, but the Umpire shall
not under any other circumstances direct the course of a competitor.

VIII. It shall be considered a foul when, after a race has been
started, any Competitor, by his oar, scull, boat, or person, comes
into contact with the oar, scull, boat, or person of another
Competitor.

IX. In the event of a foul occurring, any Competitor involved
therein may claim that any other Competitor involved therein be
disqualified. Such claim must be made by the Competitor himself,
before getting out of his boat, to the Umpire or to the Judge. The
Judge, upon such claim being made to him, shall take immediate
steps to communicate the same to the Umpire.

X. If the Competitor making the claim was in his proper course
and the Competitor against whom the claim is made was out of his
proper course, the latter shall be disqualified, unless the foul was so
slight as not to influence the race, in which case the Competitor
against whom the claim is made shall be disqualified only if he has
seriously encroached upon the proper course of the Competitor
making the claim. In cases under this Law the Umpire may reserve
his decision, but must give it within a reasonable time after the
finish of the race.

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354 THE COMPLETE OARSMAN

XI. The Umpire in either of the following cases may of his own
initiative, and without a claim having been made, disqualify a
Competitor who is involved in a foul when out of his proper course,
provided he does so immediately upon the foul occurring :

(a) If such Competitor has in the opinion of the Umpire wilfully

encroached upon the proper course of any other Competitor
involved in the foul.

(b) If the foul is of such a nature as clearly to influence the race.

XII. In case of a foul the Umpire shall have power

(a) To place the boats not disqualified in the order in which

they come in. ^

(b) To order the boats not disqualified to row again on the

same or another day.

(c) To re-start the boats not disqualified according to his

discretion.

XIII. Every boat shall abide by its accidents, but if, during a
race, a boat shall be interfered with by any outside boat or person,
the Umpire shall have power, if he thinks fit, to re-start the boats
according to his discretion, or to order them to row again on the
same or another day.

XIV. No boat shall be allowed to accompany or follow any race
for the purpose of directing the course of any of the competitors.
Any Competitor receiving any extraneous assistance may be dis-
qualified at the discretion of the Umpire.

XV. The whole course must be completed by a Competitor
before he can be held to have won a trial or final heat unless he is
prevented from doing so by damage occasioned by a foul. Boats
shall be held to have completed the course when their bows reach
the winning-post.

XVI. The Judge shall decide as to the order in which the boats
reach the winning-post, and such decision shall be final and without
appeal.

XVII. The jurisdiction of the Umpire extends over a race and
all matters connected with it, from the time the race is specified to
start until its termination, and his decision in all cases shall be final
and without appeal.

XVIII. Any Competitor refusing to abide by the decision of
the Umpire, or to follow his directions, shall be liable to be dis-
qualified.






APPENDIX III 355

APPENDIX III
HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA

STEWARDS

THE MAYOR OF HENLEY.

HENRY KNOX, ESQ.

J. W. RHODES, ESQ.

W. DALZIEL MACKENZIE, ESQ.

THE REV. E. WARRE, D.D., C.B., M.V.O.

COLONEL FRANK WILLAN.

HERBT. THOS. STEWARD, ESQ.

COLONEL BASKERVILLE.

THE RT. HON. THE LORD DESBOROUGH.

JOHN PAGE, ESQ.

ARCH. BRAKSPEAR, ESQ.

THE RT. HON. THE EARL OF ANTRIM.

JOHN FOSTER, ESQ.

W. RUSSELL GRIFFITHS, ESQ.

THE REV. THE MASTER OF MAGDALENE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

C. A. SCOTT-MURRAY, ESQ.

THE HON. W. F. D. SMITH, M.P.

THE RT. HON. THE LORD AMPTHILL, G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E.

W. F. HOLT BEEVER, ESQ.

F. I. PITMAN, ESQ.
LEONARD NOBLE, ESQ.

R. C. LEHMANN, ESQ., M.P.

W. A. L. FLETCHER, ESQ., D.S.O.

W. H. EYRE, ESQ.

CHARLES GURDON, ESQ.

R. G. GRIDLEY, ESQ.

W. F. C. HOLLAND, ESQ.

SIR ROBERT HERMON-HODGE, BART.

H. F. NICHOLL, ESQ.

R. S. DE HAVILLAND, ESQ.

G. D. ROWE, ESQ.

R. S. BRADSHAW, ESQ,

THE RIGHT HON. THE LORD CAMOYS.

C. M. PITMAN, ESQ.

ARCHIBALD BRAKSPEAR, Hon. Treasurer.
May 1907. J. F. COOPER, Secretary.



COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT, 1907

HERBT. THOS. STEWARD, ESQ. (Chairman).
W. DALZIEL MACKENZIE, ESQ.
COL. FRANK WILLAN.
ARCHD. BRAKSPEAR, ESQ.



356 THE COMPLETE OARSMAN

W. RUSSELL GRIFFITHS, ESQ.

THE HON. W. F. D. SMITH, M.P.

F. I. PITMAN, ESQ.

R. C. LEHMANN, ESQ., M.P.

W. A. L. FLETCHER, ESQ., D.S.O.

W. H. EYRE, ESQ.

CHARLES GURDON, ESQ.

R. G. GRIDLEY, ESQ.

CONSTITUTION

On May 16, 1885, at a meeting of the Stewards, certain resolu-
tions were agreed to, and as subsequently amended, are as
follows :

I. That the Stewards of Henley Regatta shall constitute a
Council for the general control of the affairs of the Regatta.

II. That the Stewards shall at each General Meeting elect a
Chairman to take the chair at that Meeting.

III. That the Chairman shall have a casting vote.

IV. That not less than five shall form a quorum at the General
Meetings.

V. That two Ordinary General Meetings shall be held in each
year, one in the month of June and another in the month of
December.

VI. That other General Meetings shall be summoned by the
Secretary at the request of any two Stewards in writing, provided
that not less than fourteen days' notice shall be given of any such
meeting.

VII. That the Stewards shall elect annually, at the meeting in
December, from their own body a Committee of Management.

VIII. That the number of the Committee shall not exceed twelve,
of whom not less than three shall form a quorum.

IX. That the Committee shall elect one of their own body to act
as Chairman.

X. That the Committee be empowered to manage and exercise
control over all matters connected with the Regatta, excepting such
as shall involve the alteration of any of the published Rules of the
Regatta.

XI. That the Committee shall present a Report, together with a
Statement of Accounts, to the Stewards, annually, at the December
meeting in each year.

XII. That meetings of the Committee shall be summoned by
the Secretary when ordered by the Chairman, or at the request of



APPENDIX III 357

any two members of the Committee in writing, provided that not
less than one week's notice be given of any such meeting.

XIII. That the Committee shall have power to make and
publish bye-laws respecting any matter connected with the manage-
ment of the Regatta, not already determined in the published
Rules.

XIV. That no alteration shall be made in any of the foregoing
Resolutions, or in any of the published Rules of the Regatta, except
at a General Meeting specially .convened for that purpose, of which
twenty-one days' notice shall be given, such notice to state the
alterations proposed, and unless the alterations be carried by a
majority of two-thirds at a meeting of not less than nine Stewards.
No amendment to the alterations proposed to be considered at the
meeting shall be moved unless notice of such amendment shall have
been given to the Secretary at least ten days before the date of the
meeting.

BYE-LAWS

On April 9, 1885, at a meeting of the Stewards, the following
bye-laws were confirmed :

I. That the election of any new Steward shall be by ballot, and
one black ball in four shall exclude.

II. That a ballot shall not take place unless eight Stewards are
present, nor unless the name of the proposed new Steward, together
with the name of his proposer and seconder, shall have been sent
to each Steward in the circular convening the meeting.

III. That any Steward wishing to bring forward any matter for
discussion must give notice thereof to the Secretary, and the Secretary
shall state the matter to be discussed in the circular convening the
meeting.

QUALIFICATION RULES

THE GRAND CHALLENGE CUP, FOR EIGHT OARS
Any crew of amateurs who are members of any University or
Public School, or who are officers of His Majesty's Army or Navy,
or any Amateur Club established at least one year previous to the
day of entry, shall be qualified to contend for this prize.

THE STEWARDS' CHALLENGE CUP, FOR FOUR OARS
The same as for the Grand Challenge Cup.



358 THE COMPLETE OARSMAN

THE LADIES' CHALLENGE PLATE, FOR EIGHT OARS
Any Crew of Amateurs who are members of any of the Boat
Clubs of Colleges, or Non-Collegiate Boat Clubs of the Universities,
or Boat Clubs of any of the Public Schools, in the United Kingdom
only, shall be qualified to contend for this Prize, but subject to the
following restrictions :

(a) With regard to members of any of the Colleges or Non-

Collegiate Clubs-
No one shall be allowed to row who has exceeded four
years from the date of his first commencing residence at
the University, unless his University being Oxford or
Cambridge he has rowed in the last preceding Summer
races of his University, or his University being Dublin
he is at the time of entry taking out a professional course
at one of the Schools of his University, and no one shall
in any case be allowed to row after five years from the
date of his first commencing residence as aforesaid.

(b) With regard to members of any of the Public Schools

Each member of a crew shall at the time of entering
be bond fide a member in statu pupillari of such School.

THE VISITORS' CHALLENGE CUP, FOR FOUR OARS
The same as for the Ladies' Challenge Plate.

THE THAMES CHALLENGE CUP, FOR EIGHT OARS

The qualification for this Cup shall be the same as for the Grand
Challenge Cup ; but no one (Coxswains excepted) may enter for this
Cup who has ever rowed in a winning Crew for the Grand Challenge
Cup or Stewards' Challenge Cup ; and no one (Substitutes as per
Rule 1 1 excepted) may enter, and no one shall row for this Cup,
and for the Grand Challenge Cup, or Stewards' Challenge Cup, at
the same Regatta.

THE WYFOLD CHALLENGE CUP, FOR FOUR OARS

The qualification for this Cup shall be the same as for the
Stewards' Challenge Cup ; but no one shall enter for this Cup who
has ever rowed in a winning Crew for the Stewards' Challenge Cup ;
and no one (Substitutes as per Rule n excepted) may enter, and no
one shall row for this Cup, and for the Stewards' Challenge Cup, at
the same Regatta.



APPENDIX III 359

THE SILVER GOBLETS, AND NICKALLS CHALLENGE CUP, FOR PAIR OARS

Open to all Amateurs duly entered for the same according to the
Rules following.

THE DIAMOND CHALLENGE SCULLS, FOR SCULLS
Open to all Amateurs duly entered for the same according to the
Rules following.

GENERAL RULES
Definition

I. No person shall be considered an Amateur Oarsman, Sculler,
or Coxswain

(a) Who has ever rowed or steered in any race for a stake

money, or entrance fee.*

(b) Who has ever knowingly rowed or steered with or against a

professional for any prize.

(c) Who has ever taught, pursued, or assisted in the practice of

athletic exercises of any kind for profit.

(d) Who has ever been employed in or about boats, or in manual

labour, for money or wages.

(e) Who is or has been by trade or employment for wages, a

mechanic, artisan, or labourer, or engaged in any menial
duty.
(/) Who is disqualified as an amateur in any other branch of

sport.

An Amateur may not receive any contribution towards his
expenses in competing at the Regatta except from the Club he
represents, but it shall be open to any bond-fide Member of such
Club to contribute to the Club funds for the above purpose.

II. No one shall be eligible to row or steer for a Club unless he
has been a member of that Club for at least two months preceding
the Regatta, but this Rule shall not apply to Colleges, Schools, or
Crews composed of Officers of His Majesty's Army and Navy.

Entries

III. The Entry of any Amateur Club, Crew, or Sculler, in the
United Kingdom, must be made ten clear days before the Regatta,
and the names of the Captain or Secretary of each Club or Crew

* This clause is not to be construed as disqualifying any otherwise duly
qualified amateur who previously to June 23, 1894, has rowed or steered for a
stake, money, or entrance-fee, in a race confined to members of any one Club,
School, College, or University.



360 THE COMPLETE OARSMAN

must accompany the Entry. A copy of the List of Entries shall be
forwarded by the Secretary of the Regatta to the Captain or Secretary
of each Club or Crew duly entered.

IV. No entry shall be accepted of any Crew or Sculler out of the
United Kingdom unless such Crew or Sculler belong to a Club
which is affiliated to a Union or Federation having an agreement
with the Committee of Management of Henley Regatta. The entry
of any Crew or Sculler out of the United Kingdom belonging to a
Club affiliated to such a Union or Federation must be made on or
before the ist of June, and any such entry must be made accompanied
by a Declaration in writing by the Secretary or responsible official of
such Union or Federation, with regard to the profession of each
person so entering to the effect that he has never since the institution
of the respective Union or Federation, or since a date to be stated in
the before-mentioned agreement with the Committee of Management
of Henley Regatta, as the case may be, either rowed or steered in
any race for a stake, money, or entrance fee ; or knowingly rowed or
steered with or against a professional for any prize; has never
taught, pursued, or assisted in the practice of athletic exercises of any
kind for profit ; has never been employed in or about boats, or in
manual labour, for money or wages ; is not, and never has been, by
trade or employment for wages, a mechanic, artisan, or labourer, or
engaged in any menial duty ; and is not disqualified as an amateur
in any other branch of sport ; and in cases of the entry of a Crew,
that each member thereof is, and has been for two months, a member
of such Club, and that such Club has been duly established at least
one year previous to the day of entry.

V. No assumed name shall be given to the Secretary, unless
accompanied by the real name of the Competitor.

VI. No one shall enter twice for the same race.

VII. No Official of the Regatta shall divulge any entry, or
report the state of the entrance list, until such list be closed.

VIII. Entrance money for each Boat shall be paid to the
Secretary at the time of entering, as follows :



For


the Grand Challenge Cup
Ladies' Challenge Plate .
Thames Challenge Cup




. 6

. - 5
5


s.

6
5

5

4


d.


o
o
o




Visitors' do. ...
Wyfold do. ...
Silver Goblets .....


3
3

. 2


3
3

2


o



o




Diamond Challenge Sculls


. I


I


o



APPENDIX III 361

IX. The Committee shall investigate any questionable Entry,
irrespective of protest.

X. The Committee shall have power to refuse or return any
Entry up to the time of starting, without being bound to assign a
reason.

XL The Captain or Secretary of each Club or Crew entered
shall, seven clear days before the Regatta, deliver to the Secretary
of the Regatta a list containing the names of the actual Crew
appointed to compete, to which list the names of not more than five
other members for an eight-oar, and two for a four-oar, may be
added as substitutes. In the case of an eight-oar one of such sub-
stitutes (if the full number be entered) shall be entered as a Coxswain,
and shall not be substituted except in that capacity.

XII. No person may be substituted for another who has already
rowed or steered in a heat

XIII. No Eight-oared, Four-oared, or Pair-oared Crew shall be
allowed to compete if within four weeks prior to the commencement
of the Regatta the Crew shall have been coached during any practice
in rowing, or controlled or directed in training by any person not
considered an Amateur Oarsman, Sculler, or Coxswain, under Rule I.

XIV. The Secretary of the Regatta, after receiving the list of the
Crews entered, and of the substitutes, shall, if required, furnish a copy
of the same, with the names, real and assumed, to the Captain or
Secretary of each Club or Crew entered, and in the case of Pairs or
Scullers to each Competitor entered.

Objections

XV. Objections to the Entry of any Club or Crew must be made
in writing to the Secretary at least four clear days before the Regatta,
when the Committee shall investigate the grounds of objection, and
decide thereon without delay.

XVI. Objections to the qualification of a Competitor must be
made in writing to the Secretary at the earliest moment practicable.
No protest shall be entertained unless lodged before the Prizes are
distributed.

Course

XVII. The Races shall commence below the Island, and terminate
at the upper end of Phyllis Court. Length of Course, about i mile
and 550 yards.



362 THE COMPLETE OARSMAN

Stations

XVIII. Stations shall be drawn by the Committee.

Row Over

XIX. In the event of there being but one Boat entered for any
Prize, or if more than one enter and all withdraw but one, the Crew
of the remaining Boat must row over the Course to be entitled to
such Prize.

Heats

XX. If there shall be more than two Competitors, they shall row
a trial Heat or Heats : but no more than two Boats shall contend in
any Heat for any of the Prizes above-mentioned.

XXI. In the event of a Dead Heat taking place, the same Crews
shall contend again, after such interval as the Committee may appoint,
or the Crew refusing shall be adjudged to have lost the Heat.

Clothing

XXII. Every Competitor must wear complete clothing from the
shoulders to the knees, including a sleeved jersey.

Coxswains

XXIII. Every Eight-oared Boat shall carry a Coxswain; such
Coxswain must be an Amateur, and shall not steer for more than
one Club for the same Prize.

The minimum weight for Coxswains shall be 6| stone.

Crews averaging io| stone and under n stone to carry not less
than 7 stone.

Crews averaging n stone and under nj stone to carry not less
than yj stone.

Crews averaging \T.\ stone or more to carry not less than 8 stone.

Deficiencies must be made up by dead weight carried on the
Coxswain's thwart.

The dead weight shall be provided by the Committee, and shall
be placed in the Boat and removed from it by a person appointed
for that purpose.

Each Competitor (including the Coxswain) in eight and four-
oared Races shall attend to be weighed (in rowing costume) at the
time and place appointed by the Committee; and his weight then
registered by the Secretary shall be considered his racing weight
during the Regatta. Any member of a Crew omitting to register his
weight shall be disqualified.



APPENDIX III 363

Flag

XXIV. Every boat shall, at starting, carry a Flag showing its
colour at the bow. Boats not conforming to this Rule are liable to
be disqualified at the discretion of the Umpire.

Umpire

XXV. The Committee shall appoint one or more Umpires to act
under the Laws of Boat Racing.

Judge

XXVI. The Committee shall appoint one or more Judges, whose



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