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History of the South Australian Schools Head of the River rowing regatta

1979 South Australian Schools' Head of the River

Saturday, 7 April – West Lakes:

The 1979 SA Head of the River featured the following events:

- Boys First Eight

- Boys Second Eight

- Boys & Girls Open Four

- Boys Open Lightweight Four

- Boys Under 16 Four

- Boys & Girls Under 15 Four

- Boys Under 14 Four


Incredibly, in the Boys Regatta, Prince Alfred College won the Gosse Shield for the first time since 1942. PAC also won the Open Four. St. Peter's College also had a good regatta winning 6 races. Meanwhile, in the second edition of the Girls Regatta, Scotch College won both events; the Open and Under 15 Four.

 

Organising Committee:

South Australian Rowing Association

Officials:

(unknown)


Boys First Eight

Gosse Shield

1500m

Time: 4 min 35 sec

Margin: ½ length

1st Prince Alfred College –

2nd St. Peter's College 

(Other crews):

Pembroke School – 

Adelaide High School –

Scotch College –

Pulteney Grammar School 

Christian Brothers College –

Unley High School – 


Boys Second Eight

Wallman Trophy

1000m

Time:

Margin:

1st Pulteney Grammar School


Boys Open Four

Cudmore Cup

1000m

Time:

Margin:

1st Prince Alfred College –


Girls Open Four

750m

Time:

Margin:

1st Scotch College –


Boys Open Lightweight Four

1000m

Time:

Margin:

1st Pulteney Grammar School –


Boys Under 16 Four

Chapman Trophy (Division A)

1000m

Time:

Margin:

Division A:

1st St. Peter's College 

Division B:

1st Adelaide High School


Boys Under 15 Four

Menz Cup (Division A)

750m

Time:

Margin:

Division A:

1st St. Peter's College –

Division B:

1st St. Peter's College 

Division C:

1st St. Peter's College –


Girls Under 15 Four

350m

Time:

Margin:

1st Scotch College 


Boys Under 14 Four

Ferguson Cup (Division A)

500m

Time:

Margin:

Division A:

1st St. Peter's College –

Division B:

1st St. Peter's College 


Sources

SA Schools Head of the River Past Events, from https://static1.squarespace.com/static/612f1eb5f5136463fd5079a7/t/6440a7b7ff191218899baa1d/1681958844140/HoR_Results_historic_Schoolboys-2023.pdf

SA Schools Head of the River Past Events, from https://static1.squarespace.com/static/612f1eb5f5136463fd5079a7/t/6440a7a5c4f2415d7e1fcf7f/1681958822609/HoR_Results_historic_Schoolgirls-2023.pdf

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