TO THE EDITORS OF THE CRIMSON : -
A great deal of inconvenience to the class crews is caused by the delay which is shown in singles, pairs, and the class crews themselves in putting the boats into the water and leaving the float. There is the same delay in returning to the float and in putting the boats in their rests. Often two crews stand ready to go down to the float, and are kept waiting several minutes through the clumsiness with which some men try to put their oars in place, and by the general lack of concerted work. Would it not be well for the captains of the different crews to pay more attention to the management of the boats while out of the water? If there were more system about it, not only would there be a saving of time, but it would look much better.
On Friday, while one of the class crews was on the float getting ready to get into their boat, which was already in the water, the 'Varsity came up to the float, and the class boat had to be pushed out of the way and held there, till the 'Varsity had taken their boat out of the water and carried it off the float. Certainly the boat which is at the float, and not manned, has the right of way, and it seems only right that even the 'Varsity should wait till the float is clear before landing.