SINCE the club system came into practice six races have been rowed, of which Holyoke has won three (two six and one four oared), Holworthy has won two (one six and one four oared), and Weld has won the other four-oared race. The position of the clubs at the end of each of the races was as follows:-
Holyoke, 1, 4, 1. Holworthy, 1, 2, 2.
Holworthy, 4, 1, 2. Weld, 2, 1, 2.
Matthews, 2, 2, 3. Holyoke, 4, 4, 1.
Weld, 3, 3, 4. Matthews, 3, 3, 4.
We have arranged the boats as they crossed the line, although in the first four-oared race the prizes were given to the Weld crew on account of a foul.
The result of the races, so far rowed, show that no one club is pre-eminently superior to the rest, and that the division of the buildings was made with judgment. It is a curious fact that of the two clubs which stand first on the list - Holworthy and Holyoke - the first has a smaller number of members and the second a larger number than any of the other clubs, - proving that success does not depend on numbers. The fact that one club has not yet won a race seems at first to indicate that the composition of the club is in some way inferior to that of the others, but this is without doubt a false conclusion. The clubs are divided as equally as it is possible to divide them, and the result of the races rowed up to this time indicates that at the end of a long succession of races the record of any one club will not be very much better or very much worse than those of the rest.